Few months ago, I received a email saying Hilton HHonors program will eliminating capacity controls on standard award redemption. It sounds like they were going to change to SPG type awards, which we will get an award room if the hotel has standard room for sale. It was too good to be true.
Today, I was playing award canlender for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, which you never gonna find any award rooms on any date in the past unless you are Diamond member. Guess what! I found avaliabity almost on any date. I guess Hilton Corp has made this hotel to do it.
Although the best property to redeem Hilton award is Hilton Seychelles, which the room rate start with 1000 euro per night, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is still not a bad place to spend the points and getting to Maldive is a lot of easier than to Seychelles.
Good Job, Hilton!