A year ago Wyndham doubled the points price of their best hotels abandoning flat 15,000 points per night pricing across all properties and moving to three redemption tiers: 7500; 15,000; and 30,000 points per night.
At the time they shared that hotels would be recategorized annually though they did’t anticipate significant shift. A year has passed and on February 11 they’ll be making annual category changes. Wyndham shares:
- 9% of hotels are changing category
- About 300 hotels go up in price, about 220 to 15,000 points and 80 properties to the 30,000 point tier.
- About 500 hotels go down in price
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, Puerto Rico
About 300 properties in total will be 30,000 points per night – double what they were at the start of 2019. These, of course, are generally the hotels members want to redeem for.
If you’ve already booked a hotel for future travel that goes down in price, points will be automatically refunded. And of course bookings made before the adjustment will lock in current pricing if a hotel goes up in category.
Shockingly – although not surprising given Wyndham’s history with this – though they’re telling us that prices are changing in two weeks, even the number of hotels where prices are changing, they are explicitly deciding not to tell members which hotels will go up or down in price. That’s sad, and one more reason perhaps that so many readers seem to have moved on from the program.