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Hilton Honors was one of the early movers in this pandemic in terms of providing elite status extension and the pausing of points expiration (March 25, 2020: Hilton Honors to offer elite status extensions for both 2019 and 2020 status members and pauses points expiry even further) and now they are taking another leading step in helping members keep or obtain status down the road.
Hilton reached out to us to let us know the following:
To help make every night count, all Hilton Honors members who stay at any Hilton-branded hotel between January 1 – December 31, 2020 will have all nights automatically rollover to next year to count towards their 2021-2023 Hilton Honors tier status, when they book through Hilton.com or the Hilton Honors App.For example, a Diamond Member with 15 nights at the end of 2020 will rollover all 15 nights into 2021.
What this means is that every night you have stayed or will stay with Hilton in 2020 will not only count towards your 2021 status qualification but will rollover to count with any stays you have in 2021 for qualifying or re-qualifying for 2022. Many programs have rollover nights, including Hilton themselves, but it was only the nights over and above whatever was needed to qualify that would rollover. For example, Gold Elite status requires 40 nights for qualification and if you had completed 42 nights during the year those 2 extra nights would rollover to the next year’s qualifying period. Now with this modification to the rollover program for 2020 Hilton will rollover all nights, which means if you have 42 nights this year, all 42 will rollover to 2021 meaning you’d automatically have Gold status until March 2023 and only need 18 nights in 2021 to achieve Diamond status.
Hilton is the first hotel chain to move in this direction and it wouldn’t surprise me if we see some other hotel chains follow suit. To recap as well, here is what Hilton has already provided for its members:
- 2019 Status Extension: All members whose 2019 status was scheduled to be downgraded on March 31, 2020—whether it’s Diamond, Gold or Silver—will automatically receive an extension through March 31, 2021.
- 2020 Status Extension: We are extending your 2020 member status through March 31, 2022. This means you will continue to enjoy all the Diamond, Gold or Silver benefits you have access to today for 24 months.
- Points Extension: We will pause the expiration of all Points scheduled to expire between now and December 31, 2020.
If you are planning on Hilton stays don’t forget that you can earn 2,000 Bonus Honors points per stay at Hilton Hotels worldwide plus 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights stayed until September 7.
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