Hilton Stealth Devalues Award Rates At Several Properties

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5 years ago, Hilton followed Delta in deleting their award chart. At the time they said it was not a devaluation as they would cap their most expensive standard redemptions at 95K points. Their last official major devaluation came in 2013, back when you could book top-tier properties for as low as 37.5K points per night.

Since then it has become harder and harder to find standard room availability, but if you’re vigilant about checking and are flexible, it can be found.

Now that they don’t have award charts they can devalue properties without warning.

3 years ago, they added a 120K tier as their most expensive standard redemption at the Waldorf Los Cabos. Later they raised standard rooms on some dates at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives to 150K points, though most were still 120K points.

Yesterday I saw rooms at landmark Hilton properties like the Grand Wailea Maui and Conrad Maldives for 95K points and the Waldorf Maldives for 120K points.

I guess Hilton didn’t want Marriott to be the only hotel chain to devalue their points this month, as those hotels have all gone up today.

The Grand Wailea is now 110K:


The Conrad Maldives is now 120K:


And all dates with standard availability at the Waldorf Maldives are now 150K:

It’s another reminder that it’s not worth buying points or transferring points from bank points to airline miles or hotel points until you are ready to book, as airlines and hotels can devalue your points without warning!

I’m sure there are other Hilton hotels that have gone up as well, post a comment with your findings.

HT: Eran

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Waldorf Astoria Park City is up from 90k to 95k


even at those new rates buying points at .005 a point is a great value compared to cash rates.


I can’t believe they were selling points yesterday with a bonus, and today they devalue them… not so ethical.


do you think waj will open up for shavous, i havent seen them open up in a while


What makes you say the Waldorf Jerusalem is not open ?

Joe S

I believe Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort was 60K and is now 70K, although I haven’t checked the rates in awhile to see when that increase happened.


Dan, I looks like the Hilton Tel Aviv has a new policy. Yo cannot book Thursday or Friday as a standalone. I wanted to book Wednesday and Thursday in May , using free night certificates. But this precludes me from doing so.


They always blocked Friday bookings.. now they added Thursday on top of it. If you push them a little they open availability for you


Do u have to speak to the hotel itself or Hilton reservations.


Who do you need to push ? The people at the hotel front desk ? Or Hilton bookings ?


The hotel itself.


This has been going on for about a year now. I stopped collecting Honors points because they weren’t worth much anymore. The only thing useful in the program now are their “stay at any Hilton” award nights that you get from their AMEX Aspire card and such.


forget about the devaluation. there is not a single night available @ the standard room rate from May 1 all the way thru March 2023!


@Dan my comment above regarding lack of availability was referring to the Conrad Maldives.


Do gold Hilton Honors members still get free breakfast on award stays at the Waldorf Jerusalem ?


@Dan, thanks for this post. Looks like Hilton’s taken away all or most of the aspirational sweet spots for many of us. If you don’t mind, can you name a few of the HHonors sweet spots (if any) that are still left or haven’t yet been devalued?


Looks like WAJ base room is up to 223k. Huge increase.