Posted by William Charles on June 30, 2016
Hotel Rewards

Published on June 30th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Hilton Property Category Changes Effective July 13th, 2016: 20 Going Up, 13 Going Down

Hilton has released their list of properties that will be changing award category, these changes will go into effect on July 13th, 2016. Some properties that have recently been opened/added to the Hilton collection are also having award categories add.

Properties Decreasing Categories

HOTELS WITH CATEGORY DECREASE

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Effective Date
Hilton KuchingKuchingMalaysiaCategory 4Category 2July 13, 2016
Hilton BlackpoolBlackpoolUnited KingdomCategory 6Category 4July 13, 2016
Hampton by Hilton Exeter AirportExeterUnited KingdomCategory 4Category 3July 13, 2016
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited KingdomCategory 6Category 5July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn ShreveportShreveportLAUnited StatesCategory 4Category 3July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites HoumaHoumaLAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 4July 13, 2016
Hampton St Robert/Ft LeonardwoodSt RobertMOUnited StatesCategory 4Category 3July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Havelock NCHavelockNCUnited StatesCategory 4Category 3July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn ButlerButlerPAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 4July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn KenedyKenedyTXUnited StatesCategory 6Category 5July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio at The RimSan AntonioTXUnited StatesCategory 6Category 5July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn WoodbridgeWoodbridgeVAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 4July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites WoodbridgeWoodbridgeVAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 4July 13, 2016

The first two properties are decreasing by two categories, everything else is decreasing by a single category.

Properties Increasing Categories

HOTELS WITH CATEGORY INCREASE

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Effective Date
Hilton Garden Inn TrabzonTrabzonTurkeyCategory 1Category 2July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Los Angeles / Carson / TorranceCarsonCAUnited StatesCategory 3Category 4July 13, 2016
Hilton Los Angeles AirportLos AngelesCAUnited StatesCategory 4Category 5July 13, 2016
Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport/SouthEl SegundoCAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 6July 13, 2016
Embassy Los Angeles Intl Airport NorthLos AngelesCAUnited StatesCategory 5Category 6July 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Marina del ReyMarina Del ReyCAUnited StatesCategory 6Category 7July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco International AirportBurlingameCAUnited StatesCategory 6Category 7July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina Del ReyMarina Del ReyCAUnited StatesCategory 6Category 7July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Port Charlotte / Punta GordaPort CharlotteFLUnited StatesCategory 3Category 4July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Port St. Lucie / WestPort St LucieFLUnited StatesCategory 4Category 5July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn TitusvilleTitusvilleFLUnited StatesCategory 4Category 5July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Airport / Blue LagoonMiamiFLUnited StatesCategory 5Category 6July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Atlanta / Peachtree Corners / NorcrossNorcrossGAUnited StatesCategory 2Category 3July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn KinstonKinstonNCUnited StatesCategory 2Category 3July 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Las Vegas AirportLas VegasNVUnited StatesCategory 3Category 4July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn KingstonKingstonNYUnited StatesCategory 5Category 6July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn SpearfishSpearfishSDUnited StatesCategory 5Category 6July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville AirportNashvilleTNUnited StatesCategory 4Category 5July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Houston / BaytownBaytownTXUnited StatesCategory 2Category 3July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Petersburg / HopewellHopewellVAUnited StatesCategory 2Category 3July 13, 2016

All of these properties are increasing by one category.

Our Verdict

Hilton has moved from a once annual change to rolling updates. No massive changes here, for easy reference this is how much each category will cost you in Hilton points:

HOTEL CATEGORYHHONORS POINTS REQUIRED FOR ONE FREE NIGHT
15,000 Points
210,000 Points
320,000 Points
420,000 to 30,000 Points
530,000 to 40,000 Points
630,000 to 50,000 Points
730,000 to 60,000 Points
840,000 to 70,000 Points
950,000 to 80,000 Points
1070,000 to 95,000 Points

Also currently all of the Hilton co-branded credit cards have increased sign up bonuses, you can read about these offers by clicking the links below:

Hat tip to View From The Wing



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Kent C
Kent C

Interesting how the LA properties going up in value including El Segundo, Carson are all within a few miles of the where the LA Rams will be playing and where their new stadium will be built.

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