This seems to be a general theme with this week's news. The Hilton news came out a while ago, but now it's being put into practice. As was claimed here before, there's some good and some bad with the changes. Many places seem to have lowered their required number of points for a free night now that they aren't pegged to a required number. Since this is an ongoing thing at the moment, the reddit thread on this topic is probably the best place to find new news, although I understand it's hard to comb through for some of you. As comprehensive knowledge about the new Hilton Honors program emerges, we'll try to distill the basics to you as soon as we can.