New Hilton Honors Axon awards – how many points are required?

Mr. Pickles updates us with the communication he received from Hilton Honors highlighting the points required for the new Hilton Honors Axon awards (now called American Express Four Night Stay Benefit).

AXON awards used to be a fantastic deal as it reduced the points required per night to 35,000 in (former) category 7 properties.

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While category 5 awards will only increase by 5,000, category 6 will increase by 35,000 and category 7 by 45,000. The most painful part of the devaluation was not just the increase in points needed but the addition of 3 new categories where most aspirational hotels would fall into. The new category 10 requires 300,000 for an AXON award.

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That's pretty much double what it was just weeks ago 🙁

Now I wish earning those Hilton points would also double at the same rate 🙂