Waldorf Astoria Maldives
Waldorf Astoria Maldives (Courtesy: Hilton)
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When i posted about Hilton Honors’ new 150,000 point standard awards at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, I offered Hilton a chance to respond directly to a few clarifying questions.

Hilton’s Response About 150,000 Point Award Nights

Here’s what they had to say. Hilton’s response is in bold italics

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1) Is this is isolated to the WA Maldives or will other hotels (like the WA in Los Cabos) move to 150,000 point standard room awards?

Waldorf Astoria Maldives is a special property. At this time, we do not have plans to bring any other current properties up to the 150,000 Point level.

2) Some Standard nights at the WA Maldives are still 120,000 while others are 150,000. My assumption is the 120,000 nights will vanish after May?

The maximum number of Points for a standard redemption at Waldorf Astoria Maldives is now 150,000 Points, however, depending on the time of year, and rate, members may be able to book a standard redemption at 120,000 Points per night past May due to our dynamic pricing for Standard Room Rewards.

3) Can you please confirm that Free Night Awards from Hilton credit cards will be valid when the room night is 150,000 points as long as it is listed as a Standard Room Reward?

Yes, members will still be able to redeem free weekend night certificates, providing our members greater value at this award-winning resort in an iconic destination.

MilesTalk Musings

So, there you have it. For now, it seems that the new 150,000 level will only apply to this one property where, frankly, good luck finding standard room nights in advance anyway. And if you do, you can still use your Free Night Reward certificates from your Hilton Honors credit cards (technically giving you even more value) which I think is the most important thing. If they were to have uncapped certificates that were capped at one property, you’d know many more were coming. So at least that is a bit of good news here.


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