Hilton Hotels Corp. has extended some point expiration dates in its Hilton Honors loyalty program while tightening some status requirements, the company announced Wednesday. Some of these changes were made to accommodate the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hilton will once more pause points expiration from now through Dec. 31, 2022. The company also plans to extend Honors status until March 31, 2023. This will allow members to enjoy status perks longer and retain benefits. In addition, the company will extend rollover nights for members of every status tier—Silver, Gold or Diamond—so all completed 2021 nights automatically roll over and count toward 2022 tier qualifications.
From 2019, the company reduced its 2022 tier qualification by 30%. Last year, qualifications were reduced by 50 percentThis is. Gold status, for example, will require 28 nights or 14 stays, or 522,500 points, in 2022. In comparison, 20 nights or 10 stays, or 37.500 points, is required in 2021. Before the pandemic there were 40 nights, 20 stay or 75,000 points.
In 2022, 30 nights is the minimum bonus-night requirement. This has an increase of 20 from 20 in 2021. It was 40 nights pre-pandemic. The member earns 10,000 bonus points every 30 nights. 10,000 bonus points are earned for each 10 extra nights. A one-time 30,000 bonus point addition is made at 60 nights.
Hilton recently updated their elite status gifting rules. One-time gifts of Gold status can be made to friends and family members at 40 nights, as opposed to 30 nights for 2021. A member can give a Diamond upgrade at 70 nights, as opposed to 60 in 2021. They have to meet fewer requirements than was required pre-pandemic.