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35 Hilton Hotels Are Changing Categories in January 2016

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While hotel chains typically only make major program changes once every few years, they move individual properties up or down a category (or multiple categories) much more often than that. This week, Hilton shared its first batch of changes for 2016, and it’s quite mild overall, with a total of 35 properties moving up or down — with more than 4,500 hotels and resorts around the world, that represents less than 1% of the chain’s portfolio.

On January 13, 2016, 12 hotels will move down one or two categories, while 23 hotels will move up one or two categories.

Here’s how Hilton’s redemptions break down:

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And below are the hotels with a category increase:

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Category
New Category
Effective Date
Hilton Vancouver Airport Richmond Canada 4 5 January 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen – Wuyuan Bay Xiamen China 2 3 January 13, 2016
Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Shenzhen China 5 6 January 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Napa Valley / American Canyon American Canyon CA United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn San Mateo San Mateo CA United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Rohnert Park Rohnert Park CA United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village Orlando FL United States 3 4 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Ft Myers Bch Sanibel Gtw Ft Myers Beach FL United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Hinesville Hinesville GA United States 2 3 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans / Convention Center / Downtown New Orleans LA United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Home2 Suites by Hilton D’lberville Diberville MS United States 3 4 January 13, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Greensboro Greensboro NC United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport Charlotte NC United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Greensboro Coliseum Area Greensboro NC United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
HAMPTON INN & SUITES PROVIDENCE DOWNTOWN Providence RI United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Hilton Providence Providence RI United States 5 6 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville / University Knoxville TN United States 4 6 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Amarillo Amarillo TX United States 3 4 January 13, 2016
Home 2 Suites by Hilton Austin Cedar Park Austin TX United States 3 4 January 13, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas / DFW Int’l Airport South Irving TX United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Port Aransas Port Aransas TX United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn North Austin Austin TX United States 4 5 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island South Padre Island TX United States 6 7 January 13, 2016

And the hotels with a category decrease:

Hotel Name
City
State
Country
Previous Category
New Category
Effective Date
Hilton At Resorts World Bimini North Bimini Bahamas 8 7 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton Intl AP Alberta Leduc Canada 5 4 January 13, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Edmonton Intl Airport Leduc Canada 5 4 January 13, 2016
Hilton Taba Resort & Nelson Village Cairo Egypt 3 1 January 13, 2016
Doubletree By Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro Jakarta Indonesia 5 3 January 13, 2016
Hilton Brighton Metropole Brighton United Kingdom 6 5 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn San Francisco Downtown/Convention Center San Francisco CA United States 8 7 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Yazoo City MS Yazoo City MS United States 4 3 January 13, 2016
Hampton Cherry Hill Voorhees NJ United States 4 3 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn Voorhees Voorhees NJ United States 4 3 January 13, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Philadelphia Montgomrvll North Wales PA United States 5 4 January 13, 2016
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale PA Lansdale PA United States 5 4 January 13, 2016

Overall, these changes aren’t bad at all. As always, you can lock in future stays at the current rate by booking before the category change, though in the case of properties that are dropping in category, you’re better off waiting until January 13.

H/T: View from the Wing

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