Hilton Extends Elite Status and more!

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Over the course of the pandemic, Hilton has done a pretty great job supporting its honors members. There have been a variety of status extensions, lowering of qualifications to earn status, and my favorite – flexibility with the free weekend night certificates. Today, Hilton announced that they have extended the benefits again. Learn which ones are included in this basic breakdown!

Hilton Honors Updates – September 2021

  • Extending status through March 31, 2023
  • Pausing Points expiration until Dec. 31, 2022
  • Relaxing 2022 qualifications around earning Status, Milestone Bonuses, and Status Gifting 

In 2022, Hilton Honors members will earn the following:

Status 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.

Milestone Bonuses

  • 10,000 Bonus Points at 30 nights.
  • 10,000 Bonus Points for every 10 additional nights (after 30 nights).
  • One-time 30,000 Bonus Points at 60 nights.

Elite Status Gifting

  • One-time gift of Gold status for a friend or family member at 40 nights, which can be upgraded to Diamond status at 70 nights.

Extending Rollover Nights 

  • All completed 2021 nights automatically roll over and count toward 2022 tier qualifications.

Hilton Co-Branded Credit Card

  • Free Weekend Night Certificates, including those issued in 2022 can continue to be used any night of the week (not just on weekends).
  • Hilton Honors Bonus Points earned from eligible purchases on any Hilton Honors Co-Branded Credit Card will continue to count as Base Points toward Elite tier qualification and Lifetime Diamond status through Dec. 31, 2022.

Basic Breakdown

I like the Hilton Honors extensions announced today and hope that the other hotels provide similar ones for their members. My favorite update is that the Hilton Free Night Certificates can be used for any night through 12-31-2022 which is awesome. Over the summer, I used those same certificates at premium properties like the Waldorf Astoria’s in Rome and Amsterdam. The extension of Hilton elite status is also nice to see, knowing that I’ll have Diamond Status through March 2023 is one less thing to worry about earning this year.

What do you think of the Hilton Honors Extensions?

I’d love to hear in the comments below or over in our 7,600+ Member Basic Travel Facebook Group!

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