Update: Today is the final day to lock in the current award rates!
Originally posted on 9/30:
Effective for awards bookings made on or after Wednesday, October 12th, 21 Hilton hotels will get more expensive and 33 hotels will get less expensive.
The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem will climb from a category 9 to a category 10, the highest category that Hilton has. That means an increase from 80K points to 95K points per night. If you have a Hilton credit card or elite status and stay 5 nights the cost will go up from 64K points to 76K points per night. If you have a Hilton AMEX and stay 4 nights the cost will go up from 65K to 75K points per night.
If you have Hilton points saved up, start making your plans now and make bookings before Yom Kippur. You can make bookings for stays up to a year in the future. Point stays are typically refundable until a couple of days prior to arrival.
You won’t be able to make date changes and keep the lower the rates once the category change goes into effect.