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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.

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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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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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