Hilton Hotels New Category Changes


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Hilton is out with some HHonors award category changes this summer, which will be in effect for bookings made as of July 13, 2016. 18 hotels will be going up in category and 13 hotels will be going down in category effective July 13, 2016. If you had plans to book any of these properties that are increasing go ahead and book now to lock in the lowers rates. If you’re looking for a way to earn more Hilton HHonors points, consider the Hilton Honors Card from American Express.

Hilton Hotels New Category Changes

HOTELS WITH CATEGORY INCREASE

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Effective Date
Hilton Garden Inn Trabzon Trabzon Turkey Category 1 Category 2 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Los Angeles / Carson / Torrance Carson CA United States Category 3 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hilton Los Angeles Airport Los Angeles CA United States Category 4 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport/South El Segundo CA United States Category 5 Category 6 July 13, 2016
Embassy Los Angeles Intl Airport North Los Angeles CA United States Category 5 Category 6 July 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Marina del Rey Marina Del Rey CA United States Category 6 Category 7 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites San Francisco International Airport Burlingame CA United States Category 6 Category 7 July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey CA United States Category 6 Category 7 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda Port Charlotte FL United States Category 3 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Port St. Lucie / West Port St Lucie FL United States Category 4 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Titusville Titusville FL United States Category 4 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites by Hilton Miami Airport / Blue Lagoon Miami FL United States Category 5 Category 6 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Atlanta / Peachtree Corners / Norcross Norcross GA United States Category 2 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Kinston Kinston NC United States Category 2 Category 3 July 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Las Vegas Airport Las Vegas NV United States Category 3 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Kingston Kingston NY United States Category 5 Category 6 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Spearfish Spearfish SD United States Category 5 Category 6 July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Airport Nashville TN United States Category 4 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Houston / Baytown Baytown TX United States Category 2 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Petersburg / Hopewell Hopewell VA United States Category 2 Category 3 July 13, 2016

HOTELS WITH CATEGORY DECREASE

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Reward Category
New Reward Category
Effective Date
Hilton Kuching Kuching Malaysia Category 4 Category 2 July 13, 2016
Hilton Blackpool Blackpool United Kingdom Category 6 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport Exeter United Kingdom Category 4 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl Southampton Southampton United Kingdom Category 6 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Shreveport Shreveport LA United States Category 4 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites Houma Houma LA United States Category 5 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hampton St Robert/Ft Leonardwood St Robert MO United States Category 4 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Havelock NC Havelock NC United States Category 4 Category 3 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Butler Butler PA United States Category 5 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Kenedy Kenedy TX United States Category 6 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio at The Rim San Antonio TX United States Category 6 Category 5 July 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge Woodbridge VA United States Category 5 Category 4 July 13, 2016
Homewood Suites Woodbridge Woodbridge VA United States Category 5 Category 4 July 13, 2016

Bottom Line

Many of you likely status matched with Hilton recently, like I did. I haven’t used my new status yet but, am thinking about where I might want to redeem some Hilton points soon. If you are planning on staying in any of the 31 properties that are changing category, be advised of these changes coming July 13th.

If you need more Hilton points, consider the Hilton Honors Card from American Express:

  • Get 7X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with a participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • Get 5X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases on your Card at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets, and U.S. gas stations.
  • Get 3X Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for all other eligible purchases on your Card.

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