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For a long time, the most expensive property in the Hilton Honors portfolio was 95,000 a nights. It was still a bargain, at 95,000, to book certain hotels like the Conrad Maldives.
120,000 Hilton Honors Points Per Night
Then, last year Hilton announced the Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives and announced a new level just for that hotel – 120,000 points a night.
At the time, reps from Hilton said there were no plans to make anything else 120,000 points a night and the W:A Maldives was a special case – a special case I couldn’t much disagree with given average nightly rates over $1,500 a night.
Well, with no warning we have at least one more hotel on the 120,000 a night bandwagon, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Mexico.
Rates here are close to half that of the Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives, so it’s a bit alarming that more Waldorf Astoria are being added to this new semi-secret award tier.
It’s disappointing, but not really unexpected, that a new tier would bring, well, more hotels into that tier.
You can still, however, use your free weekend night certificates earned with the various Hilton credit cards just the same – for now.
Have you encountered any other 120,000 point hotels in the Hilton Honors system?
Hat Tip to @saianel on Twitter
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