Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Wyndham | Wyndham Rewards
Reload this Page >

Wyndham Rewards Change in Program and top redemptions now 30k!

Wyndham Rewards Change in Program and top redemptions now 30k!

Old Feb 19, 19, 6:22 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CT/ Germany - Ich spreche deutsch
Programs: UA Plat, AA Gold, LH Silver, Bonvoy LTTE, HH Dia, Hyatt Disc, PC Plat, CC Gold
Posts: 4,041
Wyndham Rewards Change in Program and top redemptions now 30k!

Bloggers are reporting that the program will be changed effective April 3, 2019 to include 3 award categories with the highest at 30k per night! Over 200 hotels reported to be in 30k category. Was just thinking about applying for the CC but I guess that is off the table now since most of the higher-end properties will likely go up to 30k.

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/02/19/wyndham-doubling-redemption-prices-at-top-hotels-making-many-other-changes/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea#_ ga=2.204561433.881408929.1550580445-1690604599.1532984164
Brendan likes this.
christianj is offline  
Old Feb 19, 19, 12:36 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,184
It will be interesting to see the 200 properties that jump to the 30K cat. I have a feeling it's all the properties I tend to use my points at.
Brendan and flyer4512 like this.
TTT103 is online now  
Old Feb 19, 19, 1:18 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 29
Here is the first bit of confirmed information regarding specific properties on the vacation ownership side. Three properties will move to the 30k per bedroom redemption rate (Bonnet Creek, Rio Mar and Clearwater).
Brendan likes this.
Dr.Leo is offline  
Old Feb 19, 19, 3:19 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 164
Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
It will be interesting to see the 200 properties that jump to the 30K cat. I have a feeling it's all the properties I tend to use my points at.
Yeah, not having the list of properties that are going up to 30K is a huge question mark on how big of a devaluation this is. It'll probably make redemptions much closer to a penny per point, though (there probably are only 200ish properties that can command an average rate of even $150/night or above, though perhaps there's more when including La Quinta properties.) It's certainly a negative, though, and unless there's some good 7,500 point redemptions I don't see it being nearly as attractive of a program to earn points in.

That said, price is the ultimate concern, and if La Quintas get the 20%-ish off with the Allied Business Network corporate code, it may still stay competitive for trips where I need flexibility or opaque booking channels aren't priced competitively enough considering their tradeoffs.
jebr is offline  
Old Feb 19, 19, 5:03 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 21
Damn. This was a good 4-year run-I guess all good things must come to an end. This one hurts.
Brendan likes this.
obbut is offline  
Old Feb 19, 19, 5:45 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: VPS
Programs: IHG Spire, Delta Silver
Posts: 3,875
As someone getting forced into Wyndham because I've got some LQ points, the 15K flat rate award nights were the one thing I could find to be excited about. Now that it's likely the properties I'd actually want to stay at are going to be in the 30K band, I'm kind of wondering if I should just convert to airline miles and be done with it.
Brendan likes this.
beachmouse is online now  
Old Feb 19, 19, 11:58 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NC
Programs: SPG Gold, HHonors Gold, Hyatt Platinum
Posts: 122
Originally Posted by Dr.Leo View Post
Here is the first bit of confirmed information regarding specific properties on the vacation ownership side. Three properties will move to the 30k per bedroom redemption rate (Bonnet Creek, Rio Mar and Clearwater).
These were pretty much the only three properties that convinced me to even bother with Wyndham. Oh well...
bombnthud is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 6:06 am
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CT/ Germany - Ich spreche deutsch
Programs: UA Plat, AA Gold, LH Silver, Bonvoy LTTE, HH Dia, Hyatt Disc, PC Plat, CC Gold
Posts: 4,041
I would think it might be safe to assume that all the Wyndham Grand properties would likely move up to 30k. Add to that the better Dolce properties and then better Wyndham and Tryp properties in large popular city destinations with higher prices like NYC, Vienna, Sydney, Frankfurt, etc. etc. and we likely have our list of 30k properties.
christianj is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 7:12 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Michigan
Programs: DL PM
Posts: 768
Speculation about the Caesars properties? I was hoping to use my points for a couple nights at Nobu.
mudpuppy is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 7:59 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 164
The accelerated earning isn't quite as great as I was hoping - the minimum 1,000 points on any stay doesn't get the bonus points. So if I'm staying at a hotel for one night where the rate is $50 + tax, I'm only going to get 1,000 points, not 1,150. That diminishes a fair amount of the value of that benefit change, especially since rewards nights won't earn those bonus points either.
jebr is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 8:43 am
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CT/ Germany - Ich spreche deutsch
Programs: UA Plat, AA Gold, LH Silver, Bonvoy LTTE, HH Dia, Hyatt Disc, PC Plat, CC Gold
Posts: 4,041
Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
Speculation about the Caesars properties? I was hoping to use my points for a couple nights at Nobu.
I would think that the Nobu would be 30k based on their typical rates. I have stayed there on a paid stay and it was a nice quiet oasis away from the hustle of LV. If you can book it for 15k I would do it to lock it in.
christianj is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 6:46 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Programs: IHG Platinum
Posts: 455
Well this gives me a reason to cancel my Wyndham credit card.
sleuth is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 8:46 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Programs: IHG,Hyatt, Hilton Diamond, Marriott, Wyndham, SPG, United, Delta, Alaska, AA, Southwest
Posts: 4,974
Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
Speculation about the Caesars properties? I was hoping to use my points for a couple nights at Nobu.
Per night resort fee payable for all nights at Caesars Entertainment properties, including award nights. Points cannot be used to pay resort fees
flyer4512 is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 8:50 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Programs: IHG,Hyatt, Hilton Diamond, Marriott, Wyndham, SPG, United, Delta, Alaska, AA, Southwest
Posts: 4,974
I wonder if anything in Hawaii stays at 15k, we have 10 nights planned for 2021.


The Ft Myers Beach Wyndham has a excellent location but the closet size room they gave us with cars parked right outside our door was not worth 15k, maybe it drops
flyer4512 is offline  
Old Feb 20, 19, 11:17 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Programs: Avis Chairman's, Hertz Au+ , IHG Au, Hyatt, Honors Au (Amex), Marriott Pt & Life Au, Accor Ag
Posts: 6,530
Thanks, Christianj, for answering my question of Jan. 23 here: What happened to the plan to charge different points-prices? ! BTW, I got an email from LaQuinta announcing this. Changes take effect April 3.
Brendan is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread