Hilton HHonors raising redemption rates for 2010

Hilton HHonors is starting to take some grief in their recently announced new redemption levels for free nights. The new amounts take effect as of Jan 15, 2010. All levels except the lowest level called opportunity will see increases. The increases are roughly in the 15-25% range depending on the category. Certain hotels will also be changing categories with many moving up a category. See the charts below for the changes

Old rates are as follows:

Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn,
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hotel Category Opportunity
1
2
3
4
5
6
Points for One Free Night (Standard) 7,500 10,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000
Reward Code OP01 C101 C201 C301 C401 C501 C601

New Rates

Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn,
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hotel Category
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Points for One Free Night (Standard) 7,500 12,500 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 50,000
* If a change is made to your reservation after January 14, 2010, the new point redemption rates will apply.
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