Last week, IHG extended certificates through 12/31/21. Last month, Marriott extended certificates and more through 1/3/22. Last October, Hyatt extended free night and other certificates through 12/31/21.
And today, Hilton accounted another extension of their own.
Here is a roundup of new and previously announced Hilton extensions:
- Free night awards issued before 5/1/20 and set to expire on 8/31/21, will now expire on 1/3/22.
- Points won’t expire until at least 12/31/21. (Normal policy is 12 months of inactivity).
- Free weekend nights that were previously issued or will be issued by 12/31/21 will be valid on any day of the week.
- Free weekend nights issued from 5/1/20-12/31/20 will be valid for 24 months (rather than 12 months).
- Free weekend nights issued from 1/1/21-12/31/21 will expire on 12/31/22 (rather than 12 months).
- 2019 elite status that was to expire on 3/31/20 will be extended until 3/31/22.
- 2020 elite status that was to expire on 3/31/21 will be extended until 3/31/22.
- All night credits earned in 2020 will rollover for 2021 elite qualification.
- 2021 elite status can be achieved with half the regular number of required nights or points. This means you can earn Gold status with 20 nights, 10 stays, or 37,500 Points instead of 40 nights, 20 stays or 75,000 points, plus all paid and award stays from 2020 and 2021 count. You can earn Diamond status with 30 nights, 15 stays, or 60K Points instead of 60 nights, 30 stays or 120K points, plus all all paid and award stays from 2020 and 2021 count. Gold and diamond status gets free breakfast and more at Hilton hotels. Milestone benefits and elite status gifting will also be achieved with half the regular number of required nights or points.
- Bonus Points earned through purchases on all Hilton American Express Cards, that post to the Card Member’s Hilton Honors account between May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021 will be considered Base Points and will count towards Elite tier qualification and Lifetime Diamond Status. Learn more about elite status here and lifetime diamond status here.
Do you think there will be one more extension or will this be the final extension?