Hilton HHonors has decided to establish a presence on FlyerTalk with a corporate representative. That is a good sign of change for hotel loyalty members. And Hilton’s fresh start includes a link to the webpage for Hilton HHonors 2014 hotel category changes taking effect next week along with a list of all new Hilton brand hotels in 2014 with their associated reward category.
14 hotels drop in HHonors category.
Barcelona, Spain sees a double category drop at two category 7 hotels reduced to category 5 effective on Tuesday, April 15. D.C. and Richmond, VA area also see some hotels dropping category.
25 Hotels Increase HHonors Reward Category.
Conrad Algarve Portugal makes a double category jump from HHOnors category 7 to category 9. That is quite a leap.
List of 2014 New Hotels in HHonors
One of the other useful features added to the website is a list of new hotels and their corresponding reward categories.
Hilton is growing fast globally. In January 2014 alone, HHonors added 21 new hotels.
- January 2014 = 21 new hotels.
- February 2014 = 9 new hotels.
- March 2014 = 25 new hotels.
This is a pace of more than 200 new hotels for 2014. The list of new hotels is useful information to help members keep aware of new opportunities for hotel stays.
HHonors Points Search Tool
Keep in mind that the Hilton HHonors category only indicates the range of points needed for a hotel reward night. To pin down the actual hotel reward rate, HHonors members must check the http://hhonorspointssearchtool.com/ link to see the reward rate for month of travel.
Related post: Hilton HHonors Seasonal Reward Rates clarified (Jan 24, 2014)