Hilton AXON award requires 20,000 more points

It seems like Hilton tried to sneak this one in, since it’s only listed on page six of the Hilton American Express benefits update brochure:

Redeem for Less as a Cardmember
As a valued Hilton HHonors Cardmember, you can receive four Hilton HHonors reward nights at any Category 5 hotel for 125,000 HHonors points or at any Category 6 hotel for 145,000 HHonors points. This special savings of 15,000 points per category is an exclusive benefit to Hilton HHonors Cardmembers. To redeem for this reward, please call 1-800-920-5649 and provide Reward Codes AXON5 (Category 5) or AXON6 (Category 6).

Up until now AXON awards were 125,000 points, which was a 35,000 point discount for Category 6 hotels. Unfortunately now it’s only a savings of 15,000 points. Bummer.


  1. 2009 may be a year of big devaluations in the hotel industry. Marriott and Hilton are giving us a taste of what to expect in this climate of downward hotel revenue, occupancy, and room rates.

    Another reason to spend your points as quickly as you earn them if you want the most value.

  2. OMG. I’ve been saving up for the big AXON. 🙁

    Hilton threw us a bone with that January sale (and sale date extension), while the other hand was adding the redemption increase.

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