Hilton Hotels will extend the status tiers of all Hilton Honors members for another year. All Hilton Honors Silver, Gold and Diamond members will now automatically receive a status extension until 31 March 2023.
Any nights that members had completed in 2021 will not go to waste, with Hilton extending rollover nights for members at every status level. All nights stayed at Hilton hotels during 2021 will automatically rollover to 2022 and count towards status qualification in 2023.
In 2022, Hilton will also reduce its usual status tier requirements for members to renew their status beyond 2023. Next year, Hilton will offer status to members who earn the following amounts of nights, stays or base points:
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This is 70% of the usual stays, nights or base points that Hilton Honors members would need to earn in a normal year to earn or renew their status.
In addition, Hilton Honors will pause the expiry of points until 31 December 2022. Hilton Honors points normally expire if your account is inactive for 12 months.
You can find more details about Hilton’s 2022 tier qualification changes and other member benefits being extended on the Hilton website.
“As we get back to a new season of travel together, we want our loyal guests to know that we made these program changes with them top-of-mind,” Vice President Hilton Honors & Customer Engagement Jenn Chick said.
“We are proud to lead the hospitality industry in providing flexibility, once again, to our valued Hilton Honors members to help them make new memories when they’re ready to travel again.”
This is the second year in a row that Hilton Honors has given a universal status extension to all of its members. In 2020, Hilton gave all members a status extension until 2022. Hilton had also announced last year that it would reduce its status qualification thresholds in 2021 by 50%.
What are other hotel loyalty programs doing?
In 2020, almost every hotel loyalty program in the world gave their members a 12-month status extension. As most hotel loyalty programs work on a “calendar year” basis, this meant everyone received a status extension until the end of 2021.
So far, Hilton Honors is the first major hotel loyalty program to announce a second 12-month status extension for all members, which will cover them until the end of 2022. But now that Hilton has formally announced its plans, it is likely other hotel chains will follow with similar announcements in the near future.
Many airlines have already announced a second round of 12-month status extensions for their frequent flyers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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