7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2009 12:44 AM by tjcnewyork RSS

HHonors big time Downgrade

countryjim Platinum 1 Reviews
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Hey Gang

Guess what January 14 brings?

 

HHonors points will be deflated from 20 to 25% and "category 7" is added with higher point prices - of course.

 

Naturally, this means category creep cannot be far behind or already in place?????

 

Info is actually on the HHonors website (buried as deep as possible) and many Hhonors cardholders already got their  emails with the ominious "news".

 

This makes MR a much better deal!

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Does HHonors have a hosted online community equivalent to Insiders where members are discussing the downgrade? 

     

    Marriott Rewards Insiders, Welcome to our 2009 Program Changes forum!  had 636 posts before being 'hidden' in February only to be 'unhidden' this past July.  With nearly 28,000 views, this thread is the single most viewed discussion on Insiders with the highest number of posts.  Nothing comes close.

     

    There was alot of discussion about the value of Insider feedback.  In fact, initiatives like Marriott's Elite Rollover Nights which was probably the most popular and successful program of 2009 was among the suggestions put forward early in the Welcome to our 2009 Program Changes forum! thread.

     

    There is a lesson learned for HHonors.  More than likely, they will copy cat Marriott rather than truly innovate as Marriott has done. Marriott is singular in inviting and measuring guest feedback which is why they continue to be distinguished and at the forefront of the hospitality industry.  

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    I am top tier with HH and got that email as well.  They do not have an Insider's type community as far as I know, TJC.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Here is the link to the changes and boy was it buried!

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Does Hilton award 10 points/$ across all brands?

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    pltnmprincess Platinum
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    TJC - From the Hilton website - looks like yes:

     

    • Earn 10 HHonors Base points for each eligible U.S. dollar charged to your room, including telephone and room service charges for eligible rate stays at all participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Grand Vacations Club hotels.
    • Earn 10 Base HHonors points per dollar spent on room rate only for eligible rate stays at Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels.
    • Effective June 1, 2006, members will earn 10 HHonors Base points for every eligible dollar spent at the following Waldorf=Astoria Collection™ hotels: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa and La Quinta Resort & Club. Effective September 1, 2006, members will earn 10 HHonors Base points for every eligible dollar spent at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa. Note: members can currently earn 10 HHonors base points for every eligible dollar spent at the Waldorf=Astoria® Hotel.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Does Hilton award 10 points/$ across all brands?

     

    TJC -- IMO, this is the ONLY one-up Hilton has on Marriott.  I got the same email as others...glanced at it and dumped it.  The quality of the properties and staff at my recent stays at WDM Marriott, CY Pentagon South, and TPS BWI are reasons enough for me to remain a loyal, committed Marriott customer.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: HHonors big time Downgrade
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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