Published on June 11th, 2019 | by William Charles106
Hilton Confirms Points Devaluation
Update 06/11/19: Hilton has now confirmed this devaluation providing this statement to VFTW:
Since the launch of Points & Money two years ago, our team regularly monitors the performance of the program and makes necessary tweaks along the way. Points & Money is performing very well and we’re thrilled so many members are taking advantage of it.
A few days ago we made a slight shift in the program and as we previously shared, while we won’t be sending updates for each and every shift, we are fully committed to delivering the best value to our members, and will carefully consider any adjustments for Hilton Honors properties.
As Points can flex depending on the hotel and date, visit https://pointsexplorer.hiltonhonors.com/ to search desired hotels, destinations and preferred dates to book your next stay at over 5,000 Hilton hotels. Hilton Honors is the only program that allows members to make use of ANY combination of Points and money starting at just 5,000 points to redeem at one of our properties.
According to Flyertalk user xyc Hilton has devalued Hilton points again, with a lot of properties now costing significantly more than they did before. It looks like this price change went into effect on June 8th. Hilton moved to a dynamic rewards program in early 2017, so it’s very difficult to determine when a large devaluation such as this has taken place. If you’ve noticed any price increases on properties you’ve been monitoring then please share them in the comments below. The flyertalk thread linked at the start of this post also contains numerous examples although it’s hard to independently verify that as I’m unsure how much the properties originally cost.
Hat tip to The Gate