Hilton Honors Points Are Devalued Once Again
A thread on FT a few days ago hinted at a possible devaluation of Hilton Honors points. It lists several properties where award prices have gone up, likely in the last few days. There has been no official notification, but again with dynamic pricing, there’s rarely such notices.
I haven’t had my eyes on any specific Hilton properties recently, so I’m not able to verify myself when the changes might have gone into effect. But Hilton has confirmed to VFTW that they have made a “slight shift in the program”, as they call it. Here’s what hey wrote exactly:
Since the launch of Points & Money two years ago, our team regularly monitors the performance of the program and makes necessary tweaks along the way. Points & Money is performing very well and we’re thrilled so many members are taking advantage of it.
A few days ago we made a slight shift in the program and as we previously shared, while we won’t be sending updates for each and every shift, we are fully committed to delivering the best value to our members, and will carefully consider any adjustments for Hilton Honors properties.
As Points can flex depending on the hotel and date, visit https://pointsexplorer.hiltonhonors.com/ to search desired hotels, destinations and preferred dates to book your next stay at over 5,000 Hilton hotels. Hilton Honors is the only program that allows members to make use of ANY combination of Points and money starting at just 5,000 points to redeem at one of our properties.
This is a good reminder to check hotels where you plan to stay and see of there’s been any changes. If you have lots of Hilton points, hopefully you have already cashed them out through Amazon at half a cent each. That’s looking increasingly as the best possible use of points.
Have you been affected by prices increases? Let us know!