I received a notice that the Hampton Inn at LAX has left the Hilton chain, or will not be available after March 1 from Hilton, but I could call the property and rebook or rebook through Hilton. OK, a franchise can leave for many reasons but this is the second time that I received the notice 7 days before the property left and I needed to rebook. Shouldn't Hilton have more notice of a property leaving then 7 days and as a VIP member why not walk my reservation to another property? The first time the franchise opened a new property and wanted to raise the rate I was paying since the new property was only three blocks from the old and they where doubling the rate. This time was a reward booking and if I wanted to keep it I would have to pay the additional points for any of the other Hilton properties at LAX. I beginning to think that a reservation at Hilton could be meaningless since they could drop you at anytime with little notice that you might not receive if traveling. Has anybody been treated this way at other major chains?