Hilton Honors Slashes Breakfast Benefit for 2021

Affiliate links may be found on our site. You can read the Advertiser Disclosure Policy here.Hilton Honors announced that they will be cutting breakfast for Hilton Honors Gold members and Diamond members in 2021. Elite members will instead receive a food credit and a beverage credit per day. However, depending on your breakfast preferences, this might not be a good deal.Hilton Honors claims that this change will be effective for 2021. However, I believe there is a good chance they will keep it in place permanently. Time will tell.Hilton Honors email to Gold members:Gold & Diamond members receive a Food & Beverage Credit. We offer flexibility because you asked for it. You can choose whether you enjoy breakfast or prefer to skip it for a refreshing beverage or an afternoon snack. We will be offering a daily Food & Beverage Credit starting in July. This credit will remain in effect until the end of 2021. This credit can be used at any hotel brand where you are currently receiving a complimentary continental breakfast as an elite benefit. Now you can eat whenever and wherever you like. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.For 2021, Hilton Honors will be changing the breakfast benefit for Gold and Diamond members. Although the company says it is temporary, given Hilton Honors, I would not be surprised if the company tests the waters to determine if this can be made permanent.It is unclear how the system works in a hotel with a club lounge. If an elite member receives this credit, it will also be granted access to the club lounge.What do you think about Hilton cutting breakfast to make way for food & drink credits in 2021? Please leave your comments below.Editor's Note: All opinions, analyses, reviews, or suggestions on this site are the author's alone and have not been approved, reviewed, or otherwise endorsed.