Back in late March, Hilton Honors became the first major hotel group to extend elite status by a year. Now the program has announced another great initiative.
Hilton Honors will roll over elite nights
Hilton Honors will be rolling over all elite nights earned in 2020 to the 2021 program year.
Since the program has already extended status, there hasn’t been much incremental benefit to staying with Hilton in terms of elite qualification, so this is a nice bonus. Hilton Honors is the first program to offer something like this in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
With this, all Hilton stays between January 1 and December 31, 2020, will automatically rollover to the next year, which counts towards status that expires in March 2023. In other words, if you’re a Hilton Honors Diamond member who earns 10 elite nights this year, you’d start next year with 10 elite nights.
Hilton Honors first introduced the concept of rollover nights in 2018, though that was specifically in situations where you earn more elite nights than are required in a particular calendar year. That hasn’t really applied here, when you’re having your status renewed by a year for free.
As far as other incentives for stays this year go, Hilton Honors also has the Points Unlimited promotion. This is valid for stays through September 7, 2020, and offers 2,000 bonus points per stay, plus 10,000 bonus points after every 10 nights.
Hilton Honors is rolling over all elite nights earned in 2020
Why many won’t benefit from this promo
The card has a $450 annual fee (Rates & Fees), and offers a countless number of incredible benefits, including Hilton Honors Diamond status, a $250 annual airline fee credit, a $250 annual Hilton resort credit, and a Hilton free night certificate.
I come out ahead with this card without even accounting for the Diamond status, so when you factor in the top tier Hilton status, that’s really pretty incredible. Therefore I don’t really have to worry about earning Hilton Honors status.
If you’re looking for a credit card with a lower price point, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (review) has a $95 annual fee (Rates & Fees) and offers Hilton Honors Gold status, which has some of the same perks as Diamond status, including complimentary breakfast.
I have Hilton Honors Diamond status through the Aspire Card
Hilton Honors has really been leading during the pandemic. The loyalty program was the first to extend status by a year, and is now rolling over all elite nights earned in 2020 to 2021.
In fairness, Hilton Honors also makes it fairly easy to earn status through credit cards in the first place, so perhaps status isn’t quite as closely controlled as with World of Hyatt, for example, given all the benefits of Globalist status.
Will you benefit from Hilton Honors’ rollover night promotion?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (Rates & Fees), and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (Rates & Fees).