Hilton Announces Category Changes For 39 Properties Starting July 9, 2014

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Hilton Lake Buena Vista. (Moving from Category 5 up to Category 6.)
Hilton Lake Buena Vista. (Moving from Category 5 up to Category 6.) Source: Hilton Website

Hilton has released the latest list of properties which will be changing categories.  Starting on July 9, 2014, 24 properties will increase categories while 15 properties will decrease.  Lets take a look at some of the properties which will be changing.

Notable Properties

A few notable properties are decreasing categories.  For example, the Conrad Beijing & the Fiji Beach Resort are both decreasing from Category 8 hotels down to category 7.

Three properties are actually moving from category 6 down to category 4.  These properties are: DoubleTree Suites Omaha, Hampton Inn Greenfield & Hampton Inn Indianapolis/Fisher.

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Fiji Beach Resort. Nadi, Fiji. (Descreasing from Category 8 down to Category 7!) Source: Hilton Website

Among the properties increasing categories, there are a few noticeable ones as well. Both the DoubleTree Resort in Key West and the Doubletree in Breckenridge, CO are moving up two categories from 6 to 8!

There are also a couple of increases in the Orlando area as both the DoubleTree Hotel in Lake Buena Vista & the Hilton Lake Buena Vista are moving from categories 5 to 6.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge. Breckenridge, CO.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge. Breckenridge, CO. (Moving from Category 6 up to Category 8!) Source: Hilton Website

Conclusion

This list isn’t bad and is just a normal adjustment as part of doing business.  As rates change in different areas and for different properties, companies like Hilton have to adjust their redemption costs in order to remain profitable.  I have no issue with a minor adjustment like this.

Click here for a complete list of changes along with a list of new hotels and their categories. If you have plans to stay in any of the increasing properties, make sure to book today before the changes go into effect!

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