If you have followed the thread on Hilton Bora Bora and Moorea, you have seen that Hilton has made some significant changes to the HHonors program - at least in regards to resorts. Key is that Hilton gave NO ADVANCE INFORMATION relative to the change. It has been a month since Hilton had, what they called a "glitch", happened. The "glitch" was that no "standard" rooms were available at some hotels and resorts. As of today, Hilton has fixed some of the issues. However, there are still some significant changes that have happened and have not been advertised by Hilton. Specifically, at both Bora Bora and Moorea, in the past, both twin and King Lagoon rooms were considered "standard" and available for awards. In the case of Bora Bora, they had 16 "Lagoon View" rooms available. Now, they only consider "twin" rooms as standard. For Bora Bora this reduces the award inventory from 16 to a maximum of 3 (If you want to reserve a King room, you need to pay 174,000 points per night rather than 50,000 for the Twin). I don't have the statistics on Moorea but I would assume the statistics are about the same. The King rooms require about triple the number of points that the Twin room requires - irrespective of the fact that the cash rate is the same for both rooms. Many people have written to the Hilton Worldwide CEO and the Hilton Representative on FT and have not received any clarification of the change. They obviously want to sweep the change under the rug and hope people stop complaining. The bottom line is that Hilton is now allowing a significant restructuring of award room availability / definition. If Moorea and Bora Bora can consider only "twin" rooms as being standard, what is to stop every Hilton / Doubletree etc. hotel from creating a specific definition of rooms such that "standard" rooms are limited to 1 or 2 rooms per hotel (Twin room, lowest floor etc.). In addition, Hilton has eliminated the "Diamond Force" for award reservations (unless ALL reward categories are sold out"). Since the "Premium" rooms go for 3 to 10 times the normal award rate, it is improbable that all categories of awards are sold out). I, for one, feel that Hilton is trying to significantly devalue the HHonors program. Based on the changes that Hilton has incorporated, I honestly believe that other programs are much more valuable than Hilton. For next year, I plan on giving up my Diamond status and concentrating on either Hyatt or SPG.