Hilton is making it easier to earn points for hotel stays starting Thursday, January 9. Specifically three things are changing.
- Earn points for more rooms. Currently you can earn points on up to two rooms at a time, that is changing to four rooms. So if you’re staying with family and friends, book everyone together and keep the points for yourself.
- No limit on how many points you can earn for stays. Hilton is eliminating the cap of 100,000 base points per stay (this cap already did not apply at Canopy, Curio, Tapestry Collection, Tru, Homewood Suites, Homw2 Suites or at the Waldorf Astoria Jeddah).
- Earn points on incidentals at all brands. Hilton didn’t used to award points for more than the room rate at Hampton Inn, Tru, Home2 Suites or Homewood Suites properties.
This is all good news. It means the ability to earn more points, with Hilton rewarding members for exactly what they want to be encouraging. And most importantly nothing is being taken away at the same time.
As far as what the points you’ll earn are worth, I value Hilton points at $0.004 apiece but since they no longer publish their award charts and don’t tell you when redemption prices change at a property there’s no future guarantee of value.