Hilton has announced that they are extending free night certificates in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have sent out the following email to members with free night certificates:
To recap, free night certificates that were unexpired as of March 11, 2020 and all new ones issued by August 30, 2020 will be valid until August 31, 2021. That’s awesome news for anyone sitting on a free night certificate. It is potentially great news for those with the Hilton Aspire card with an unexpired certificate and an anniversary coming up in the next couple of months since it means that one cardholder will theoretically be able to stack two certificates for a weekend trip. This is an automatic extension — it shouldn’t require any intervention on the part of the certificate holder.
While we haven’t yet heard from Hyatt and IHG regarding the extension of free night certificates, I imagine it’s just a matter of time. I have to imagine that things like this require both technological solutions, testing, and quick training of phone representatives — things that sound easy but in reality take at least a little time. Hopefully we’ll see announcements from Hyatt and IHG in the coming days.
We have added this to our updated resource page with coronavirus cancellation policies.
H/T: Doctor of Credit