There was some chatter late last week that Hilton Honors had changed the number of points required for awards at many hotels.
Hilton Honors made a decision in the spring of 2017 to stop publishing award charts or changes to them but promised to keep “category” maximums in place (standard room awards are not dynamically priced).
You can access Hilton’s page for point values here.
I dropped an email to the Hilton spokesperson about the changes.
Here’s the statement:
Since the launch of Points & Money two years ago, our team regularly monitors the performance of the program and makes necessary tweaks along the way. Points & Money is performing very well and we’re thrilled so many members are taking advantage of it.
A few days ago we made a slight shift in the program and as we previously shared, while we won’t be sending updates for each and every shift, we are fully committed to delivering the best value to our members, and will carefully consider any adjustments for Hilton Honors properties.
As Points can flex depending on the hotel and date, visit https://pointsexplorer.hiltonhonors.com/ to search desired hotels, destinations and preferred dates to book your next stay at over 5,000 Hilton hotels.
Hilton Honors is the only program that allows members to make use of ANY combination of Points and money starting at just 5,000 points to redeem at one of our properties.
The Points Explorer that the Hilton spokesperson refers to hasn’t been updated since early May and thus doesn’t include these most recent changes. It would be better if Hilton Honors would give advance notice to its members about award chart “enhancements” (like they used to).
We updated the complete Hilton Honors award category list back in April (read more here). There will be a side-by-side comparison in due course about these changes.