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Another (Silent) Hilton Devaluation

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Hilton Properties Devalued 5k → 10k & 10k → 20k for standard award:

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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:02 pm
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Happened within past week or so. Standard Reward doubled at a hotel I stayed and was planning to book again. I guess Hilton doesn`t think it has to announce any devaluation since there is no more categories? Not cool.

No more 5K points hotels, all starts with 10K now.

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Old Mar 13, 18, 7:45 am
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No more 5K points hotels, all starts with 10K now.
You may be right about this - even Hampton Minsk is showing 10K.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by yurtripper View Post
You may be right about this - even Hampton Minsk is showing 10K.
When announcing how great the program will be in 2018, they didn`t say a word about removing 5K hotels and doubling some 10K and 20K ones.
It will soon be like Zimbabwe currency.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:08 am
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This is why there is no incentive whatsoever to save up points and why I redeem on a regular basis

On a different note, its been years since I have seen a 5K here in the US or eve 10K, now 20K is the lowest I see
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:19 am
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:25 am
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So removing 5K without announcement is a perk now?
From HH Rep on FT: "But you can rest assured about the value of your Points." Not true at all.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:30 am
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Sorry to hear about your loss. What are the cash rates you have historically seem at these 5,000 point properties? Using a value of $.005/pt you've been getting a room for $25 USD.

I'll still primarily stay with my strategy of using point redemptions for 5th night free stays. Have one upcoming in at the Tampa Hampton Inn & Suites that is for 5 nights and the points cost me $600. The other thing I like about point redemptions is that you avoid the 13+% room taxes.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:36 am
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A quick search shows that in Istanbul there are still 3 hotels at 5,000 points a night, so it doesn't look like the 5K hotels have gone everywhere
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:37 am
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Sorry to hear about your loss. What are the cash rates you have historically seem at these 5,000 point properties? Using a value of $.005/pt you've been getting a room for $25 USD.

I'll still primarily stay with my strategy of using point redemptions for 5th night free stays. Have one upcoming in at the Tampa Hampton Inn & Suites that is for 5 nights and the points cost me $600. The other thing I like about point redemptions is that you avoid the 13+% room taxes.
Easily $60 -$80 per 5K.
I see some other people were taken by surprise when they saw that there is no more 5K, yet Hilton didn`t bother to announce that they were devaluing their program once again. Sneaky!

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A quick search shows that in Istanbul there are still 3 hotels at 5,000 points a night, so it doesn't look like the 5K hotels have gone everywhere
They are gone - 61 out of 65. And quite a few doubled from 10K.

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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:51 am
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yeah noticed this as well... luckily i booked some nights for early 2019 already
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:55 am
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They are gone - 61 out of 65. And quite a few doubled from 10K.
Not sure where you are searching, but In addition to IST, my quick search found Bali Airport, Hurgahda, Lasi and Sighisora (Romania) and Sharm El Sheikh still at 5K... Not saying there isnt a devaluation happening and that properties aren't increasing the points needed, but 5K properties aren't completely gone
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Old Mar 13, 18, 10:11 am
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On a different note, its been years since I have seen a 5K here in the US or eve 10K, now 20K is the lowest I see
Hampton Inn at Columbus GA airport was 5K, but seems to have become a Baymont Inn sometime recently. That may have been the last US property for 5K per night.

I still see a couple of 10K properties.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by englisha View Post
Not sure where you are searching, but In addition to IST, my quick search found Bali Airport, Hurgahda, Lasi and Sighisora (Romania) and Sharm El Sheikh still at 5K... Not saying there isnt a devaluation happening and that properties aren't increasing the points needed, but 5K properties aren't completely gone
Hilton started this new silent devaluation gradually from January 2018. The last "batch" when 5K jumped to 10K happened around 7-8 of March (of course, without any announcement). Watch out for the remaining few you found, as they will be gone very soon.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 11:37 am
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Hilton honors representative.....your thoughts please on this?
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Old Mar 13, 18, 11:42 am
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So is this how they compensate and pay for the new Amex cards with 7x/12x/14x points on properties? I don't pay much attention to HHonors to be honest, but they aren't encouraging me to change my mind.
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