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.
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.