In late April, Hilton announced some changes to their AXON awards, following their massive award chart devaluation in March. As a reminder, AXON awards are available exclusively to those with an American Express Hilton co-branded credit card, and offer discounts on four night stays at Hilton family properties. On June 15 the following will be the next cost of AXON awards:
- Category five properties go from 125,000 points to 130,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 30,000-40,000 points per night)
- Category six properties go from 125,000 points to 160,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 30,000-50,000 points per night)
- Category seven properties go from 145,000 points to 190,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 30,000-60,000 points per night)
- Category eight properties will cost 220,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 40,000-70,000 points per night)
- Category nine properties will cost 260,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 50,000-80,000 points per night)
- Category ten properties will cost 300,000 points (stays ordinarily cost 70,000-95,000 points per night)
So basically the cost of AXON awards at category five, six, and seven properties is going up, while AXON awards will be added for category eight, nine, and ten properties as of June 15. Unfortunately the new category eight through ten AXON awards hardly represent much value, and are nothing like the 145,000 point AXON awards that used to be possible at category seven properties, which used to be Hilton’s top category.
But if there’s a category five, six, or especially category seven property you’ve been eying, now would be a great time to lock it in.