If You Have Hilton HHonors Points, Book By March 27 Before Award Levels Increase

by Janis on March 19, 2013

Our Hilton HHonors Awards cards arrived last weekend, via small-box mailers, rather than the usual flat envelopes.

HHonors Mailer

Along with the Membership card came a deck of cards, plus an attractive booklet explaining card games popular at various destinations around the world with Hilton properties.

Hilton HHonors For example, we  learned that the card game Dam, described as “a more sophisticated version of Go Fish” is popular in Cameroon, home of the Hilton Yaounde Hotel.

We are loyal Hilton fans — and have been since 1998.

Our loyalty to Hilton has paid off.  We’ve stayed at some amazing Hilton properties around the world using HHonor Award points.

We are greatful at how well the program takes care of its loyal customers.

And yet, we would have preferred to do without the playing cards and the cool card-game mailer. Because it’s arrival timing seems like a disguise.  A smoke screen.  A sympathy gift.

Why? Because on March 28th the HHonor Award levels are increasing, in some cases dramatically, at some of the best Hilton family of properties around the world. Increasing award levels for hotel awards seems to be a trend. Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest programs are making similar increases. Is there competitive collusion among leading hotel brands?

Currently through March 27th, the highest Hilton HHonor Award level is 7. even at the most luxurious properties.  Starting March 28, the program is changing to encompass 10 Award Levels, essentially meaning that it will cost significant more points for an Award Night stay.

If you currently have Hilton HHonors Awards Points, now — by March 27th–  is the time to book you award travel. 

Book stays for the next year at the current rates, if you have the points. Here’s the list of the new HHonors Categories for each hotel, effective for Awards bookings on March 28 and later.

Conrad Maldives Rangali IslandSo if you want to stay at somewhere like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort — absoltute paradise  to us — book it by March 27 as a Category 7 Award before it increases to a Category 10 Award per night.

Are you a Hilton HHonors member?  What hotel has been your favorite award stay? 

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