在 2018 年的时候，希尔顿推出了一项新的福利，每年达到住宿要求的会员，可以获得赠送亲友金卡或钻卡的权益。
- 每年住满 60 晚，可赠送一名亲友金卡会籍
- 每年住满 100 晚，可赠送一名亲友钻卡会籍
- 如果住满 60 晚赠送金卡后，当年您又住满 100 晚，那么受赠的亲友会升级为钻卡
每名会员每年只有一次赠送的机会，如果您已经赠送一名亲友金卡，那么即使您住满 100 晚，也不能再把钻卡赠送给另外一名亲友。
受赠人会籍的有效期计算方式与正常会籍的计算方式不同，其有效期是 365 天，从受赠当天开始计算。
自从疫情发生后，希尔顿把这项福利的住宿要求降低了。在 2022 年，您只要住满 40 晚即可赠送金卡，住满 70 晚可赠送钻卡。而且有两次赠送机会，可以分别赠送两名亲友金卡和钻卡。
Will members still be able to give the gift of status to a friend or family member in 2022?
Yes – gifting status will remain an Elite member benefit. Once reaching 40 nights in 2022, a member will be able to gift Gold status; upgrading that status to Diamond will be achieved once they stay 70 nights in the year.
Do rollover nights count toward gifting status achievement?
No – only nights earned in 2022 count toward gifting status achievement.
Will these lowered gifting status qualifications be extended beyond 2022?
These program updates only apply to the 2022 calendar year.
How many gifts of Gold or Diamond status can I earn and provide within one calendar year?
A member can only earn one gift of Gold and one gift of Diamond within one calendar year. A member can gift Gold status to one member, and gift Diamond status to another member.
Example: Once you reach 40 nights in 2022, then you can gift Gold status to one other member.
Example: Once you reach 70+ nights in 2022, then you can gift Diamond status to the same member that received the gift of Gold, or the member can gift Diamond status to another member.
For one stay, how many rooms will count toward achieving eligible nights to unlock the ability to gift elite status?
Earning nights toward gifting status will follow the same rules as earning nights toward elite tier status — i.e. a member will only receive credit for the nights stayed for one room, not multiple rooms booked for the same duration by the same Hilton Honors Member.
Example: If you book two rooms at the same hotel for a one-night stay — you will earn Hilton Honors Points on both of the rooms, but you will only receive one night credit total toward achieving the ability to gift elite status.
Can I gift status to the same member every year?
Yes, if members qualify to gift status the following year then they can give it to the same member each year. Members will have to re-elect that specific member who is receiving the status each year, as the gift will not automatically carry over.
Can I gift status to myself?
No, customers can only have one Hilton Honors account, so you can only gift status to another Hilton Honors Member.
Does the member who received gifted Diamond status automatically get the ability to gift status to another member?
No, members with gifted Diamond status are not automatically eligible to gift status. The qualification to gift status is to reach 40 or 70 elite qualifying nights within the 2022 calendar year and only those who achieve that many nights are eligible.
How do I gift my status to another member and when can I begin gifting status?
Once members achieve the gifting status qualifications, they will receive an email notification with a claim code. The code needs to be shared with the recipient of the gift, who then has to claim the elite status by visiting the elite status gifting landing page. The instructions can be found in the dedicated email that each member receives who completes 40 nights and 70 nights.
Once the status was successfully gifted, a confirmation email will be sent to the recipient and the gifting member within 5 business days.
What information is required to gift status?
To gift status, the members has to share the Gold or Diamond claim code with a friend and family member. The friend must login to the elite status gifting landing page using their Honors account credentials and then enter the claim code. Once verified, the member will have elite status for the next 365 days.
Please note: the receiving member must use the claim code.
Is there a specified time period to gift status?
After earning a gift of Gold or Diamond status, members will have until January 31st of the following calendar year to use that gift of elite status. Members will be able to use the gift of status as soon as they reach the required amount of qualified nights in a calendar year.
Example: If you reach 30 nights in July 2022, then you will have until January 31, 2023 to elect which Member receives Gold status.
Can I switch my choice if I want to change who receives the gifted status?
Once a status has been gifted to another member, no change can be made during the same year to remove or change that status.
How long does a gifted status last for a Member who receives the gifted status?
The gifted status will last 365 days from the date the gift was applied to the recipient's account. If a member receives Gold status and then is upgraded to Diamond status, the 365-day expiration period resets to the date the Diamond status was applied to the member's account.
Example: If a member receives a gift of Gold status on June 1st, 2022, then the Gold status would expire on June 1st, 2023. If that same member was automatically upgraded to Diamond status on August 1st, 2022, then the Diamond status would expire on August 1st, 2023.
Can status be gifted to a current Gold or Diamond Member?
Status can be gifted to a current Gold or Diamond Member. If a member did not qualify to maintain their current Gold or Diamond status for the next calendar year, the gifted status will extend beyond the requalification period in April.
Example: If you are a current Gold member who achieved 10 nights in 2022 and you receive a gift of Gold status on August 1st, 2022, you would maintain Gold status until August 1st, 2023 instead of being downgraded to Silver status during the April requalification period.
What will happen once the gifted status period ends for the receiving Member?
After the gifted status expires, the recipient's status will change to the tier status that they would have earned based on the member activity from the previous calendar year.
Example: If you were gifted Gold status on August 1st, 2022, and completed 7 qualifying nights in 2022, enough to qualify for Silver status in 2023, the downgrade to Silver status will be shown in your account on August 2nd, 2023.
To see tier qualification terms, please refer to Member Benefits terms.
Are the reductions in gifting status qualifications global?
Yes, the announced gifting status changes reach across all regions and countries for the 2022 calendar year.