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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:06 pm   #1
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Angry It happened. The worst devaluation aka "four new perk" yet

As Hilton promised to improve their loyalty program beginning in the end of February, I just checked the new "improvement".
A category 1 hotel, which was 5K points or about $40-$50 max per night now can be booked for 30K and same cash price.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:08 pm   #2
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As Hilton promised to improve their loyalty program beginning in the end of February, I just checked the new "improvement".
A category 1 hotel, which was 5K points or about $40-$50 max per night now can be booked for 30K and same cash price.
Need more details. Are there are standard rooms available?
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:11 pm   #3
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Yes, that`s for standard room (Hampton).
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:17 pm   #4
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I see Conrad Tokyo requires a bit less points on some days, but 95K points was outrageous amount of points already.
Jumping to 30K points from 5K points is hard to swallow, especially for such low cash price. I guess Hamptons and other lower end brands suffer the most from this "improvement".
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:48 pm   #5
  
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How are you guys seeing anything? I've checked 6 cities on different dates, ALL show rewards unavailable.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:59 pm   #6
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The site undergoes maintenance, so maybe those cities haven`t been updated yet?
Try selecting any hotel in a city, but I don`t see any changes in checking availability.

Just checked Hilton, which used to be 20K for $120-$160 cash price - now it jumped to 40K (same cash).

Checked two more hotels-points option is not available, so it must be the maintenance issue.

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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:25 pm   #7
  
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Well, it was good while it lasted. Seems like max cap don't change doesn't exist.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:39 pm   #8
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Well, it was good while it lasted. Seems like max cap don't change doesn't exist.

As of right now, the numbers are keep changing (an hour ago, Tokyo Conrad was 95K on most days, 91K on some, and now it has some odd "yen 45K" under the point option).
In about six hours, we should see the final result.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:49 pm   #9
  
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As of right now, the numbers are keep changing (an hour ago, Tokyo Conrad was 95K on most days, 91K on some, and now it has some odd "yen 45K" under the point option).
In about six hours, we should see the final result.
I see nothing that you're seeing. Unless you want to just create confusion it would help if you provided a link to a particular page or, alternatively, you gave details of date, points, hotel, room type etc. Alternatively, we can all wait until the update is completed.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:52 pm   #10
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I see nothing that you're seeing. Unless you want to just create confusion it would help if you provided a link to a particular page or, alternatively, you gave details of date, points, hotel, room type etc. Alternatively, we can all wait until the update is completed.
Did you log in at least? You can only see changes when you are logged on.
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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:56 pm   #11
  
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Did you log in at least? You can only see changes when you are logged on.
Yes of course. Link? details?
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Old Feb 28, 17, 11:57 pm   #12
  
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I would never rush to judge during a ongoing update. It's makes little sense when the IT is being programmed. I seriously doubt a Cat 1 property jumped to 30K.
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Old Mar 1, 17, 12:01 am   #13
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I would never rush to judge during a ongoing update. It's makes little sense when the IT is being programmed. I seriously doubt a Cat 1 property jumped to 30K.
I hope that`s the case! I almost had a heart attack when my 60 days on points became 10 days only.
There are many things have been going on on the web (now this particular hotel doesn`t have any availability, and half an hour ago I saw 4800 under points-after 30000 two hours ago).
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This is what I'm getting as of right now.

Can't log in and searching hotels is bringing up this.



So nothing to see as yet, we can all calm down until in the morning.
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Old Mar 1, 17, 12:16 am   #15
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This is what I'm getting as of right now.

Can't log in and searching hotels is bringing up this.



So nothing to see as yet, we can all calm down until in the morning.
I saw this error a few times, too, but now all hotels "not available for arrival".
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