Back on January 18, Priority Club adjusted their award chart considerably, raising the cost of reward stays at many of their properties. However, since they only gave about two weeks notice of the change, they offered to honor the old award rates for two months after the policy change, meaning through March 18. They certainly didn’t make this easy on us, since the old rates aren’t listed anywhere, and you can only get the pre-devaluation award rates by phoning up Priority Club customer service.
The savings can be considerable, though, so are well worth it if you still need to make a booking. I need a room in New York for a stay for family members in May, and am booking the Crowne Plaza Times Square. The hotel used to cost 25,000 points per night, though went up to 35,000 points per night. I’d say a phone call of five minutes is well worth the savings of 50,000 points (given that they’re staying for five nights).
I’m also planning a trip to London soon (using a British Airways companion voucher) so am thinking of locking in the InterContinental Park Lane on points before March 18, given that the redemption cost went from 40,000 points to 50,000 points per night.