Hilton has announced that it is pausing the expiration of points in its Hilton Honors loyalty program through the end of 2022. In addition, members will be able to retain their elite status through March 31, 2023, and they will be able to earn status more easily throughout next year.
As travel remains limited in some parts of the world, Hilton is implementing the following global benefit changes to help members maintain or achieve elite status:
- Extending status through March 31, 2023, so members can maintain their status perks and benefits longer.
- Pausing points expiration until Dec. 31, 2022, so members have more time to use their points toward free nights, Hilton Honors Experiences, live events, charitable donations and more.
- Extending rollover nights for members of every status level, so all completed 2021 nights automatically count towards 2022 tier qualifications.
The program is also making earning status easier next year by relaxing its tier requirements:
- Silver status at seven nights, three stays or 17,500 base points
- Gold status at 28 nights, 14 stays or 52,500 base points
- Diamond status at 42 nights, 21 stays or 84,000 base points
Further, members will receive 10,000 bonus points at 30 nights, plus 10,000 bonus points for every 10 additional nights after 30 nights, and a one-time 30,000 bonus point award at 60 nights.
Finally, at 40 nights members get a one-time gift of Gold status for a friend or family member, which can be upgraded to Diamond status at 70 nights.
Guests can also benefit from Hilton’s ‘Power Up’ global promotion until December 31, 2021, which allows eligible Hilton Honors members to earn double points for all stays and triple points if they use a Hilton co-branded card.
“As we get back to a new season of traveling together, we want our loyal guests to know that we made these program changes with them top-of-mind,” said Jenn Chick, Hilton’s vice president and global head, Hilton Honors and customer engagement.