Hilton has previously made several changes to Honors status and points expiration and offers flexible reservation policy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hilton Honors have made an additional change today and now rollovers all nights earned in 2020 to 2021, where they will count towards the 2022 status.
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Here’s the announcement from Hilton:
As the unprecedented situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, Hilton remains committed to providing maximum flexibility to its more than 106 million Hilton Honors members and customers around the world. Today, Hilton Honors announces a new adjustment to help members maintain or upgrade their status in 2021 through March 2023.
To help make every night count, all Hilton Honors members who stay at any Hilton-branded hotel between January 1 – December 31, 2020 will have all nights automatically rollover to next year to count towards their 2021-2023 Hilton Honors tier status, when they book through Hilton.com or the Hilton Honors App. For example, a Diamond Member with 15 nights at the end of 2020 will rollover all 15 nights into 2021.
Over the past few months, Hilton Honors has announced several other program adjustments to help members while their travels may be limited – from Status and Point extensions to more contactless experiences through the Hilton Honors App. Additional details on these updates may be found below. For the latest details on booking and reservations, travel safety, Hilton Honors program updates and more, visit Hilton.com/covidsupport.
Hilton Honors Status & Points Updates
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 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).
Here are the other Covid-19 policies:
Hilton’s updated coronavirus reservation cancellation policy is valid through August 31, 2020.
Hilton Honors have extended member tiers by a year.
Hilton Honors is extending Weekend Night certs through August 31, 2021.
This is an excellent way to get members to feel that they don’t “lose” nights that they consume this year by rolling them over to 2021 because the status has already been extended by a year.
I would assume that these rollover nights work the same way as the ones you earned beyond 60, which do not count towards the Milestone Bonus (extra points) starting at 40 nights in the subsequent year.