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2013 Changes to HH Reward Stays, new cat., more pts needed

2013 Changes to HH Reward Stays, new cat., more pts needed

Old Feb 19, 13, 3:37 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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So, who is the best brand to switch too? I've been a loyal Hilton Honors member since the mid 80's. I'm done here. I've loved the brand, but they went to far this time.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:37 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SFO
Programs: Hilton-Gold
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Looks like all good/aspirational properties have increased in points. Well the bad news for the year continues.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:39 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Scarsdale, NY USA; LT PLT AA; AA 3 mm (4 mm will never happen); Hilton Diamond, Marriott Silver, AA is clueless why I fly
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Hilton asked me to fill out a survey. Here is what I have to say....

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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:41 pm
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I am curious to see the effect on AXON awards
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:41 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Programs: AA Plt 3MM; UA 1K 2 MM; MR Lifetime Plat; HH Lifetime Diamond; HH Diamond; IGH Spire Ambas; SPG Gold
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This is a massive devaluation.

For example--4 nights at the Conrad Koh Samui is now 145K points or 36K per night with an AXON.

Even in lower season, will now be 64K per night if stay five nights (80K per night with fifth night free)--an 80% increase.

The problem for the major hotel chains is the credit card points being thrown out there like candy. Now have too many points chasing too few rooms--but the chains (like the airlines) have become addicted to the revenue they make from the banks.

So we Road Warriors who stay 100+ nights per year spending $$$ with "heads on beds" are being penalized big time by the credit card junkies.

Just emailed Hyatt Gold Passport requesting a status match.....
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:42 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chapel Hill, NC - UA Nobody (sigh)/0.925MM, HHonors Diamond
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Three of my favorites:

Conrad Tokyo 80,000 to 95,000
Conrad Hong Kong 80,000
Conrad Singapore 60,000

Also:

Conrad Bali 50,000 to 60,000

This 10+ year diamond is shocked at the scale of this devaluation. I wish SPG had more properties.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:43 pm
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The winner is........Egypt
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:43 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO
Programs: AA PLT, HH DIA, SPG Gold, Hyatt DIA
Posts: 63
Goodbye Hilton....Hello SPG and Hyatt!
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:43 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: LAX
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THis is terrible!!! Hilton devaluation just as I predicted
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:44 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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Redicolous. Hilton points will now be worth .0030 if we are lucky. I'm really speechless. Makes Hyatt look even better with their highest cat @ 22k. I hope Hyatt keeps it that way, sadly they lack the coverage that Hilton or Marriott offers, otherwise I would never stay elsewhere.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:44 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Nooooo! This is terrible news! I hardly got a chance to use my Hilton points!! Paid for the stay in Hawaii thinking I would use points in koh samui . This is the worst news of the year by far! Bye bye hilton and hello Hyatt!!
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by travelexpert View Post
This is a massive devaluation.

For example--4 nights at the Conrad Koh Samui is now 145K points or 36K per night with an AXON.

Even in lower season, will now be 64K per night if stay five nights (80K per night with fifth night free)--an 80% increase.

The problem for the major hotel chains is the credit card points being thrown out there like candy. Now have too many points chasing too few rooms--but the chains (like the airlines) have become addicted to the revenue they make from the banks.

So we Road Warriors who stay 100+ nights per year spending $$$ with "heads on beds" are being penalized big time by the credit card junkies.

Just emailed Hyatt Gold Passport requesting a status match.....
Maybe we can organize a massive "Cancel all your Hilton Credit Cards" day? Send them a message!!
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Seabilly View Post
According to the FAQ, even if you already booked a reward stay, if this change affects it, you'll be charged the new rates.
This can't be true. Even if I don't make any modifications? That's lunacy if it is true, but I can hardly see this happening.
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:48 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2008
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Last time diamonds got a free night certificate because of the devaluation.
I think it was for those holding more than 100k in their account.

And I wonder what IHG will offer us this time......
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Old Feb 19, 13, 3:49 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Doesn't the 5th night free kinda make up for the rate increase in some cases?
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