Hilton Hotel Category Changes Coming in January
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It’s that time of the year! First, Hyatt announced changes to its award chart and loyalty program.
Now, Hilton is making some changes too. But they’re relatively minor and only affect 17 Hilton brand hotels.
As of January 14, 2015, 12 hotels will increase category and 5 will decrease.
I don’t like it when it costs more points to book the same hotel. Thankfully, there aren’t too many hotels affected! Let’s see where the changes are.
What’s the Deal?Hilton hotels include DoubleTree, Conrad, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Home2Suites, Homewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.
The list of changes also includes new hotels that Hilton has recently opened or acquired. It’s worth checking to see if there’s a new Hilton in your favorite destination!
Remember, the changes take effect on January 14, 2015. So if you want to book a hotel that’s moving up a category, you should book your stay before then. Of course, if your hotel is moving down a category you should wait!
Hotels Moving to a Higher Category
There are 12 hotels moving to a higher category. I’m glad none of my favorites are on this list!Note: All hotels will increase by 1 category unless otherwise noted.
Here are the hotels that will cost more points per night and their new category:
- Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam – Category 10
- Hilton Garden Inn Krakow – Category 4
- Doubletree by Hilton The Point Hotel – Category 6 (was Category 4)
- Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel – Category 6
- Alexandra Barcelona – Category 7
- Hampton Inn Richmond Airport / Sandston – Category 3
- DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Gilbert – Category 5
- DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore – Category 6
- Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale / Airport – Category 6
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Long Island City – Category 6
- Hilton Biltmore Park – Category 6
- Hampton Inn & Suites Destin – Category 7
Hotels Moving to a Lower Category
Here are the hotels that will cost fewer points per night and their new category:
- Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa – Category 9
- Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville – Category 5
- Hilton Waikoloa Village – Category 6
- DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge – Category 7
- DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa – Category 8
Since the Hilton Bora Bora will cost fewer points, maybe I should take Emily on a 3rd honeymoon! 🙂
Hilton has changed their award chart for bookings made from January 14, 2015, onward.
There are 12 hotels moving to a higher category (which means award nights will cost more points), and 5 moving to a lower category (fewer points).
What do you think of Hilton’s program changes? How will they affect you?
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