Posted by William Charles on February 6, 2019
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Published on February 6th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Hilton Launches Points Explorer – View The Minimum/Maximum Award Prices For Each Hotel

Hilton Honors has launched something called ‘Points Explorer‘. You select how many points per night you’re ‘working with’ and where you want to go and it’ll show you a list of available properties. On results page it will show you the minimum amount of points per night that property costs and the maximum it will cost.

Such a tool is necessary because Hilton decided it would be a good idea to remove award charts from its program. This new tool is basically an award chart, but much less transparent and Hilton can just change hotel pricing at will and without notice.



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Makes sense for Hilton. Bad for us of course, but if they’re going to make the award chart hidden this is at least a (very tiny) consolation.

Abey

I like it! At least this gives you an idea if youre booking on the cheap or expensive side. I wish Delta does the same.

Jo
Jo

I searched fro some hotels which I stayed or are going to stay. Normally I started booking early and would come back now and then to check on the price. I kind of know the rate very well. The reward booking is always on the expensive side or at the most expensive. I find this useless.

Mark
Mark

I wonder where they get these “minimums”. The Hilton Los Angeles Airport says the minimum is 30k, but I had it booked last month for 26k.

Trumpie
Trumpie

Some dates back in December 2018 only needed 19K pts for this property.

Tyler
Tyler

I stayed at Homewood Suites LAX last month. When the BAR rate was around 100 USD, I paid only 24K pts. Now I will have to pay at least 37K pts regardless of the BAR rate according to the new chart. Awesome devaluation!

Lrdx
Lrdx

This isn’t a new chart, read the article.

Ryan T
Ryan T

Is this another devaluation? I just paid 58k for the WA Shanghai. When I look it up it says min is now 65k.

P
P

Looks like they’re only showing standard room rewards. Makes sense so it’s not confusing had they included premium room rewards.

According to it Hilton Sydney has cost as low as 31000. Not sure when that is but have only seems 48000 and 60000 for the dates I’m watching

Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson

I booked 30k/night at the hilton sydney during christmas last year. booked two days before when some extra friends decided to fly out last minute and PH had no more rooms.

Jason
Jason

Not all Hilton brand hotels seem to be appearing for me, at least when I searched San Juan.

sdsearch
sdsearch

This proves that there are STILL Hilton Honors hotels which never change redemptions “dynamically”. They’re usually on the low end, so on the last page of results. A bunch of them in Kansas City, for example, which are both min and max at 20k, which is what they have been for years (since before Hilton went “dynamic” at many properties). So Hilton Honors points can still be a good value redemption at times if you’re looking for totally NON-aspirational hotels. (For example, most HH hotels in Paris cost 80k points as the low, and then at the end of the list there’s a Hampton that costs less than half of that as the high!)

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