Hilton Honors members have one less thing to think about with the loyalty program now extending all elite member’s status through to March 2022, even for members scheduled to downgrade in 2020 or 2021.
This is a marked improvement from the previous (already-generous) offer where only recent qualifying members were offered an extension.
A raft of changes for Hilton Honors members
Not only will members’ status levels be frozen until 2022, but the status requirements for advancing a tier will be halved in 2021. This means it’ll be twice as easy to advance to a higher status tier if your travel allows it.
|Tier||Usual Status Requirements||2021 Status Requirements|
|Hilton Honors Silver|
|12,500 base points|
|Hilton Honors Gold|
|37,500 base points|
|Hilton Honors Diamond|
|60,000 base points|
All 2020 elite nights will roll over to 2021, giving members a head start to 2021 status qualification for higher tiers.
As part of the change, Milestone Bonuses will be awarded for half the nights. This means members would earn 10,000 Bonus Points starting at 20 nights, and then 10,000 Bonus Points for every 10 nights you stay in 2021.
Finally, all points will not expire until 31 December 2021 at the earliest, which is good news for all members including those without elite Hilton Honors Status.
It’s a positive list of changes for Hilton Honors members, especially those with or who are chasing elite status. While this is probably not the top priority for most people during the COVID-19 climate, it’s a good gesture from Hilton which is sure to help with customer loyalty in the future.