In what some are calling a response once again to the Hilton’s recent devaluation of their HHonors program, Carlson Hotels has dropped the amount of points required for a free night stay at over 300 of their top tier hotels. Of course the first swipe at HHonors was taken by InterContinental Hotels Group.
The reduction in Goldpoints required comes in the Category 4, 5 and 6 hotels. Prior to Feb 1, these redemptions were 45,000, 60,000 and 90,000 points respectively. That has now been dropped to 40,000, 50,000 and 60,000 respectively.
For a more comprehensive review of this change and on the Carlson Hotels brands please see this post by Loyalty Traveler Ric Garrido