Oct132009

HHonors VIP Rewards 2010 Compared to 2009

How does the 2010 HHonors VIP Redemption Chart compare to the Current HHonors VIP Rewards chart?

October 26 Update: I linked to this post in a FlyerTalk thread. There was criticism that this post was misleading and wrong. This table is simply showing the change in points for a HHonors VIP Reward based on any specific HHonors hotel redemption category.

This table does not take into account that most hotels in the HHonors chain will likely increase by one category level in placement of hotels for the 2010 HHonors categories 1 to 7.

It may very well be that every Category 4 hotel in 2009 will be a Category 5 hotel in 2010. A Category 5 HHonors 4-night VIP reward at 119,000 points in 2010 will not be a 15% reduction in points for a specific hotel that was a Category 4 hotel in 2009. The 2009 HHonors category 4 hotel requiring 120,000 points for a 4-night stay in 2009 that becomes a 2010 HHonors category 5 hotel will require <1% fewer points in 2010.

A Category 5 hotel requiring 150,000 points in 2009 for a 6-night VIP reward will cost 180,000 points for a 6-night HHonors VIP reward in 2010 if it is redesignated a Category 6 hotel. This is a 20% increase.

This table is accurate for the points changes shown between 2009 and 2010 VIP rewards within any particular HHonors category. This table does not address the variable of hotels changing categories for 2010. HHonors plans to release the annual placement of hotels in HHonors redemption categories in late December or early January.

 October 26 Loyalty Traveler post “HHonors Members Angry Over Category Step Up” shows the effect on VIP rewards for hotels increasing by one category level in 2010.

HHonors VIP Comparison of 4-Night, 5-night, and 6-Night Awards in 2009 and 2010 for Category 3 to Category 7 Hotels

HHonors VIP Rewards

4 nights @

Category 3 hotel

5 nights @

Category 3 hotel

6 nights @

Category 3 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

100,000

125,000

150,000

2010 VIP Rewards

102,000

2% more

120,000

4% less

135,000

10% less

 

 

 

 

HHonors VIP Rewards

4 nights @

Category 4 hotel

5 nights @

Category 4 hotel

6 nights @

Category 4 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

120,000

150,000

150,000

2010 VIP Rewards

102,000

(15% less)

120,000

(20% less)

135,000

(10% less)

 

 

 

 

 

4 nights @

Category 5 hotel

5 nights @

Category 5 hotel

6 nights @

Category 5 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

140,000 

(HHonors American Express members AXON5 award is 125,000 points)

150,000

150,000

2010 VIP Rewards

119,000

(15% less)

140,000

(7% less)

157.500

(5% more)

 

 

 

 

 

4 nights @

Category 6 hotel

5 nights @

Category 6 hotel

6 nights @

Category 6 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

160,000

 

(HHonors American Express members AXON6 award is 145,000 points)

 

175,000

175,000

2010 VIP Rewards

136,000

(15% less)

160,000

(9% less)

180,000

(3% more)

 

 

 

 

Category 7

(assume Category 6 hotels moving up)

4 nights @

Category 7 hotel

5 nights @

Category 7 hotel

6 nights @

Category 7 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

(based on 2009 Category 6 hotels)

160,000

175,000

175,000

2010 VIP Rewards

170,000

 (6% more)

200,000

(14% more)

225,000

(29% more)

HHonors VIP Comparison of 7-Night, 8-night, and 9-Night Awards in 2009 and 2010 for Category 3 to Category 7 Hotels

HHonors VIP Rewards

7 nights @

Category 3 hotel

8 nights @

Category 3 hotel

9 nights @

Category 3 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

155,000

175,000

195,000

2010 VIP Rewards

157,500

(<2% more)

180,000

(3% more)

202,500

(4% more)

 

 

 

 

HHonors VIP Rewards

7 nights @

Category 4 hotel

8 nights @

Category 4 hotel

9 nights @

Category 4 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

155,000

175,000

195,000

2010 VIP Rewards

157,500

(<2% more)

180,000

(3% more)

202,500

(4% more)

 

 

 

 

 

7 nights @

Category 5 hotel

8 nights @

Category 5 hotel

9 nights @

Category 5 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

175,000

200,000

225,000

2010 VIP Rewards

183,750

(5% more)

210,000

(5% more)

236,250

(5% more)

 

 

 

 

 

7 nights @

Category 6 hotel

8 nights @

Category 6 hotel

9 nights @

Category 6 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

205,000

235,000

265,000

2010 VIP Rewards

210,000

(2% more)

240,000

(2% more)

270,000

(<2% more)

 

 

 

 

Category 7

(assume Category 6 hotels moving up)

7 nights @

Category 7 hotel

8 nights @

Category 7 hotel

9 nights @

Category 7 hotel

2009 VIP Rewards

(based on 2009 Category 6 hotels)

205,000

235,000

265,000

2010 VIP Rewards

262,500

(28% more)

300,000

(28% more)

337,500

(27% more)

 

 

 

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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