Hilton Honors has announced they’ll be extending 2020 Hilton Honors elite status for Silver, Gold, and Diamond members through March 31, 2022. Additionally, those who had status that was expiring this year, Hilton will be extending through March 31, 2021, so some great news for Hilton Honors members.
This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing travel across the world. It’s great to see Hilton take the lead on this, and I’m confident we will see both Marriott Bonvoy and World of Hyatt do the same for their members in the coming weeks.
Hilton Honors is the easiest status to earn when it comes to the big three hotel companies, considering you can receive top tier Hilton Diamond for holding their Hilton Aspire credit card which has a $450 annual fee.
We know that earning and using points is not possible for many of you right now, so we are making a number of adjustments to help you maintain your status and points across the remainder of 2020.
- 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 the next 24 months.
- Points Extension. We will pause the expiration of all Points scheduled to expire between now and December 31, 2020.
- Weekend Night Rewards Earned on Eligible Hilton Credit Cards. We have extended the expiration date of all unexpired Weekend Night Rewards as of March 11, 2020, and all new ones issued until August 30, 2020, through the end of next summer (August 31, 2021).
It’s great to see Hilton Honors take this step in extending elite status and as mentioned, I fully expect World of Hyatt and Marriott Bonvoy to take similar steps in the coming weeks.
When it comes to airline status, I think we’re less likely to see status outright extended, though anything is possible, so be sure to continue to follow as we’ll share the latest updates.
What are your thoughts on Hilton Honors extending 2019 and 2020 elite status for another year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.