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Current Hotel Elite Status and Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking. 

Hotel chains have done a great job at extending elite status memberships, as well as points expiry policies.

Below is a list of extension offers by programs more relevant to Canadians.

Best Western / Best Western Rewards

  • Normally no expiry policy.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Members who were downgraded a tier at the end of 2019 were upgraded back to their previous tier and will maintain that status through January 31, 2022 without needing to fulfil the necessary qualifications.

Choice Hotels / Choice Privileges

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 18 months.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Work in progress with regards to maintaining elite status for 2021.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: points expiry paused until December 31, 2020.

Hilton / HHonors

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 12 months.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: The 2020 elite statuses will be extended to March 31, 2022.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: Expiration of all points are paused until December 31, 2020.

Hyatt / World of Hyatt

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Current elite statuses (i.e. earned in 2019) expiring on February 28, 2021 will automatically be extended to February 28, 2022.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: Expiration of points are suspended from forfeiture through December 31, 2020.

IHG Hotels and Resorts / IHG Rewards Club

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 12 months.
  • Points never expire for all members with Elite status members, for everyone else,
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Current elite statuses (i.e. earned in 2019) will be automatically extended through January 31, 2022.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: Points never expire for all members with Elite status members, for everyone else, points expiry are paused until December 31, 2020.

Marriott Hotels and Resorts / Marriott Bonvoy

  • Normally no expiry as long as there is an activity (earn or redeem) once every 24 months.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Current elite statuses (i.e. earned in 2019) will be extended to February 2022.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: Points expiration are paused until February 2021. At that time, points will only expire if an account has been inactive for at least 24 months.

Wydham Hotels and Resorts / Wyndham Rewards

  • Normally points expire after 4 years regardless of activity. Points also expiry if there is no activity after 18 months.
  • ELITE STATUS OFFER: Current elite status are extended through to December 31, 2021.
  • POINTS EXPIRY OFFER: Expiration of Wyndham Rewards points are paused until December 31, 2020.

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