Hilton Devaluation: Highest Redemption Level Now 150K Points Per Night

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives
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4 years ago Hilton followed Delta in deleting their award chart. At the time they said it was not a devaluation as they would cap standard rooms in their most expensive redemptions at 95K points. Their last massive devaluation came in 2013, back when you could book top-tier properties for as low as 37.5K points per night. Boy how times have changed.

2 years ago they raised the cap for standard rooms from 95K points per night to 120K points per night when the Waldorf Astoria Maldives launched. The Waldorf Astoria Cabo soon joined at that level.

Hilton’s point explorer now shows the Waldorf Astoria Maldives’ standard rooms costing a whopping 150,000 points per night:

The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem and Beverly Hills still show a cap of 95K points and the Waldorf Astoria Cabo still shows a cap of 120K points per night.

I checked the award calendar for the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, but currently there aren’t any dates with standard room available. Clearly this is a popular redemption, and people often speculatively book up award space, though it doesn’t seem like the hotel has released any standard rooms for 2022. Perhaps with the higher point requirements they will start releasing rooms for next year?

It’s yet another reason why I prefer Hyatt’s approach to hotel loyalty and why you should focus on accumulating flexible bank points instead of individual airline or hotel points.

HT: tavster, via DDF

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Harry

I imagine you can still use your standard award night certificates at 150k rates?

Sam

why you should focus on accumulating flexible bank points instead of individual airline or hotel points.

Which card/bank points are good for hotels especially for hotels in Israel?

Mk

+1

nsx at FlyerTalk

Back in the glory days I redeemed 100k Hilton points for 6 nights at Hilton Waikoloa Village. I did that at least 5 times. I have enough points left now for one free night in a cheap hotel, then I’m out. There’s no fun left in hotel points other than Hyatt.

TravelBloggerBuzz

Same, those were the days 🙂

GUWonder

100k points provided a 6 award night cert good at most Hilton properties, while 150k points was a 6 night cert good at every hotel Hilton had. GLON and GLONP were like manna in this game. But since those awards were eliminated, Hilton Honors has become a lousy program for earning free nights from staying in hotels, and the program has been going downhill and downhill and downhill. It’s to the point where Hilton’s a better program for credit card players than for non-credit card players just putting their own heads in the hotels’ beds.

Matt

Former Diamond for five years in a row. One night in last 12 months. LOL

BT

Unfortunately Hyatt doesn’t have the footprint

GUWonder

Hyatt’s got an increasingly good footprint from my perspective. There are now countries and regions of Europe and elsewhere where Hyatt’s affiliated brands have better coverage than Hilton — a very different situation than was the case 10-20 years ago when it came to full service properties.

chaim

It’s yet another reason why I prefer Hyatt’s approach to hotel loyalty
what do you mean that they have a award chart

pesa

if I live in ny, is there a concept of taking hilton to small claims court in ny for an account closure that is reasoned to be believed as unjustified?

Eli

Dan, If I use my Hilton free night certificate to book a rom in the Hilton Tel Aviv, for someone other than myself, is there a poterntial problem ?

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