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As I wrote yesterday, the Wyndham Rewards hotel category adjustments kicked in today. The biggest problem with this adjustment is that Wyndham provided no list of hotels that would be changing categories before the move (or after the move), so I encouraged folks to make bookings ahead of the changes in case the hotel you wanted ended up more expensive on points today. Since Wyndham doesn’t have a list of properties by category, I have no real way to tell which hotels changed categories. All I can realistically do is check the new prices for the hotels that I knew the old price for based on previous posts I had made or mentions of specific hotel prices in comments.
Here are a few examples of hotel prices before and after today’s adjustment:
Days Inn London Hyde Park moved from 20,000 points per night to 16,000 points per night (very good deal!!)
Ramada Encore London West – moved from 25,000 points to 20,000
Super 8 Dillon/Breckenridge Area – stayed 14,000 points per night
Days Inn Silverthorne – stayed 16,000 points per night
Ramada Vancouver Downtown – stayed 16,000 points per night
Days Inn San Diego Downtown – stayed 20,000 points per night
Most of the NYC properties are still 30,000 points per night and the award chart itself does not appear changed. It still ranges from 5,500 points per night up to 50,000 points per night, though most hotels top out at 30,000 points per night.
There is at least one story on Flyertalk of a hotel that reportedly was 5,500 points yesterday and is 14,000 points per night today.. I have no doubt that some properties went up in price, even though the ones on my small list did not. I’m glad my searches of a few cities haven’t turned up any properties that jumped to the Category 9 price of 50,000 points per night (other than the one property in Kauai that has been at that price for a few months now), but it is possible some hotels snuck up to that rate and I just haven’t found them yet.
I’d love to hear if your desired properties went up or down in points price. Also, remember to rebook if the hotel you want now has availability at a lower points price!