Happy Friday morning! The new Priority Club Award chart is now live….and it is about what we expected. Bad. I’ve got a sick kiddo home today, so I haven’t been able to look at too many properties yet, but I did check the properties that I identified here as being ones to almost certainly increase. They all did.
Candlewood Suites Times Square went from 20,000 to 35,000 points
Staybrdige Suites Times Square went from 25,000 to 35,000 points
Hotel Indigo New York City went from 35,000 to 45,000 points
Crowne Plaza Times Square went from 35,000 to 45,000 points
Basically, as expected most NYC properties that were previously capped at 20,000, 25,000, or 35,000 points went up.
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney went from 25,000 to 35,000 points
Holiday Inn Mayfair London went from 25,000 to 35,000 points
Holiday Inn Paris Opera went from 25,000 to 30,000 points
Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki went from 25,000 to 35,000 points
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives went from 25,000 to 35,000 points
In my brief searches it seems many Holiday Inns in popular locations went from 25,000 to 35,000 and many Crowne Plazas in popular cities went from 35,000 to 45,000. The lower rates that briefly displayed earlier this week were (as was speculated), just errors. Those rates are not available for booking now via this new chart. For example, some were booking the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre that evening for 10,000 points per night, but now it is 35,000 points. Ugh. I’m sure some properties have gone down, but they sure aren’t the ones that are on my radar. Remember you can book at the old rates through March 18th by calling Priority Club. I recommend using Loyalty Lobby’s very helpful list of the previous rates so you can determine if a hotel has gone up or down in points cost.
Have you found any properties that will work for you that went down in price?