Category Adjustments: Which Hilton Hotel Properties are Affected As of October 14, 2015?

f the 44 hotel and resort properties which will experience category adjustments in the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program as of Wednesday, October 14, 2015, eleven will decrease in category and 33 will increase in category.

Below is a list of all of the hotel and resort properties which are changing category:

Hotels with Category Decrease

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Hilton Bangalore Residences Bangalore India 5 4
DoubleTree Venice North Mogliano Veneto Italy 5 4
DoubleTree Mexico City Airport Area Mexico City Mexico 5 3
Hilton Villahermosa Airport Villahermosa Mexico 5 3
Hilton Garden Inn Panama Ealing Panama 4 2
DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City El Carmen Panama City Panama 4 2
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Istanbul Turkey 5 4
Hampton Inn by Hilton Birmingham City North Birmingham United Kingdom 4 3
Doubletree By Hilton London / Chelsea London United Kingdom 7 6
Hampton Inn Limerick Philadelphia Area Limerick Pennsylvania United States 5 4
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Charlotte North Carolina United States 5 4

Hotels with Category Increase

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort 6th of October City Egypt 1 2
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Netherlands 6 7
Hampton by Hilton Panama Panama City Panama 1 2
Alexandra Barcelona, a DoubleTree by Hilton Barcelona Spain 7 8
Hampton Inn Corby Corby United Kingdom 1 2
Hilton London Islington London United Kingdom 6 7
Hampton Inn Atlanta / Southlake Morrow Georgia United States 2 3
Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Airport Colorado Springs Colorado United States 2 3
Hampton Inn and Suites San Antonio Northwest / Medical Center San Antonio Texas United States 3 4
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside Culver City California United States 4 5
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport Burlingame California United States 4 5
Hilton Garden Inn Flagstaff Flagstaff Arizona United States 4 5
Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff Flagstaff Arizona United States 4 5
DoubleTree by Hilton LAX / El Segundo El Segundo California United States 4 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Destin/Sandestin Area FL Destin Florida United States 5 6
DoubleTree Hotel Los Angeles Los Angeles California United States 5 6
Hilton Ft Lauderdale Marina Fort Lauderdale Florida United States 5 6
Hilton Portland & Executive Towers Portland Oregon United States 5 6
Hilton San Francisco Airport Burlingame California United States 5 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina Berkeley California United States 5 6
Embassy Flagstaff Flagstaff Arizona United States 5 6
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort / Convention Center Anaheim California United States 5 6
the Curtis Denver – a DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Colorado United States 5 6
Embassy Portland Downtown Portland Oregon United States 6 7
Embassy San Francisco Airport Burlingame Burlingame California United States 6 7
Embassy San Francisco ArptSouth San Francisco South San Francisco California United States 6 7
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North South San Francisco California United States 6 7
Homewood Suites Seattle Downtown East Seattle Washington United States 6 7
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown WA Seattle Washington United States 6 7
Homewood Seattle/Downtown Seattle Washington United States 6 7
Hampton Seattle-Downtown Seattle Washington United States 6 7
Hilton Seattle Seattle Washington United States 7 8
The Arctic Club Seattle-DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Washington United States 7 8

A total of 93 new hotel properties have officially opened since Tuesday, June 9, 2015; and they have been assigned a category:

Source: Hilton HHonors.

Click on this chart to access its official source. Source: Hilton HHonors.

The good news — if you want to call it that — is that all of the hotel properties where an increase in category will occur increase by no more than one category; while two of the hotel properties which decreased in category decreased by two categories. Both of those hotel properties are located in Panama; and for your convenience, the new category number is highlighted in bold green on the chart for those two hotel properties.

Click on this chart to access its official source. Source: Hilton HHonors.

Click on this chart to access its official source. Source: Hilton HHonors.

Keep in mind that the rates shown are the minimum amount of points required in categories 3 through 10, as the actual redemption amounts of Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points can be variable depending on demand, as displayed in the chart shown above.

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, hotel properties had officially adjusted in categories. At that time, ten hotel properties decreased at least one category; while 14 hotel properties increased at least one category.

Summary

As I mentioned for the Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort property in this article, if you are planning to book a reservation at any of the hotel properties which are increasing in award category, be sure that you do so before Wednesday, October 14, 2015; while you should wait until after that date to redeem your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points before you book a reservation at any of the hotel properties which will decrease in award category.

The Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort is one of the 33 hotel properties which will increase one category on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 — costing you 10,000 Hilton HHonors points instead of 5,000, which is a steal, in my opinion. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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