Hilton effectively got rid of its award chart in 2013 when they introduced price ‘ranges’. They varied the price of hotel awards based largely on the price of a room.
Two years ago this was the Hilton award chart:
Hilton formally dropped even this award chart but promised that they weren’t raising prices. Hilton Senior Vice President Mark Weinstein promised this wouldn’t make hotels more expensive. The priciest redemptions were 95,000 points, a hotel might still cost that, or the price of the property might be lower.
Credit: Waldorf Astoria
I suppose it’s good that this promised lasted for two years. Unfortunately there appears to no longer be a 95,000 point cap on redemption prices.
On a value per point basis, if you really value the hotel at $2000 a night in peak season, this isn’t terrible pricing — Hilton points can get you a discount.
We don’t yet see hotels like the Conrad Maldives, Conrad Bora Bora, or Conrad Koh Samui pricing at over 95,000 points per night. But Hilton is no longer anchored to a 95,000 point maximum. At least that is how it appears at first blush. I’ve reached out to Hilton, hoping to learn that this is some sort of mistake.
Update: Hilton confirms the new top 120,000 points price and says at this time it applies only to this property,
We’re pleased to offer standard redemption rates at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives. This hotel is unique in that it is priced slightly higher than standard rooms at our other luxury properties due to the hotel’s exclusive offerings and all-pool-villa accommodations. At this time, we do not have any other hotels that we deem would fit into this pricing model.