Yesterday I wrote about the new promotion that Hilton should be announcing officially in the next few days and which will offer double elite qualifying nights for all stays through the end of the year. That in itself was very good news for anyone looking to earn elite night credits towards elite status in 2022, but it's also fantastic news for anyone looking to complete a Hilton status match challenge.
Way back in April 2017 (those seem like halcyon days right now!) when Hilton refreshed its Honors loyalty program, part of the refresh included the addition of a points pooling feature that is remarkably easy to use. There's no fee to pool Hilton Honors points and up to 11 people can participate so this is definitely something all Hilton Honors members should be aware of.
Over the weekend we saw Marriott's bonus elite nights dropping into members' Bonvoy accounts but Hilton has just upped the ante by announcing that all Hilton Honors elite nights earned in 2020 will rollover into 2021 making Hilton elite status a whole lot easier to earn next year.
Hilton's latest points sale ends tomorrow so time is running out if you want to make the most of the 100% bonus that's on offer and the increased purchase limit which temporarily allows Hilton Honors members to buy up to 320,000 points.
In news that's probably not going to have a material effect on most people's plans (mainly because they don't have any!), Hilton has extended its "Points Unlimited" promotion that it unveiled at the start of the year. Originally set to end on 3 May, the promotion now ends on 7 September 2020.
At the beginning of the week, there was a rumor circulating that Hilton Honors may be in the process of withdrawing a benefit that is considered among the most valuable by its top-tier Diamond status holders but based on a recent update, those fears were unfounded.
At a time when almost nobody is traveling anywhere, it may seem a little odd to find a loyalty program offering a sale of its currency but there's probably a quite a bit of logic behind Hilton's decision to offer up a 100% bonus on Honors Points purchases made in the next two months.
Hilton Honors has today announced that it is extending the status expiration dates of all its elite members around the world and, in a surprise move, it has announced that this extension will also apply to elite members who were due to lose their status at the end of this month.
In the last week, we have seen a number of hotel chains introducing new customer-friendly policies in the light of the ongoing worldwide crisis (Hyatt delaying its award chart devaluation has been my favorite so far) and, following on from Wednesday's announcement that it's freezing points expirations, reviewing elite status targets and expanding the number of destinations at which change/cancellation fees are waived, Hilton has just introduced another nice policy change.
American Express has launched a new bonus of up to 50% for transfers between Membership Rewards and Hilton Honors made by 14 April 2020. Historically such transfer bonuses have been targeted and have ranged between 10% and 50% so you'll have to log in to your online account to see what bonus Amex has chosen to offer you.