Hilton Status Match
As I was going through my Twitter feeds earlier, I noticed a post about a possible Hilton status match. Now this is interesting as I was already registered for a fast track promotion that would get me Hilton Gold status if I managed to do 4 stays at any Hilton hotel. But this status match, when granted, would bump me from Silver to Gold elite status.
When you click on the link that is mentioned in this tweet it will take you to a post on the Flyertalk forum where you can read the necessary steps that are required in orde to request the status match.
Hilton Honors is taking requests for status match and this is all you have to do:
- e-mail proof of current elite membership of another hotel loyalty program to [email protected]
- be patient & wait till you receive confirmation
Within a minute you’ll receive an automated response from Hilton, which reads the following:
The status match that they are offering is for elite status which will be valid till March 2017, so you could get Hilton Gold during the entire year of 2016! Why do I write this with an exclamation mark? Because Hilton is one of the few loyalty programs that offer free breakfast for their highest elite status members. I find this a great benefit especially if you see what some hotels dare to charge for a breakfast… I’ve seen prices go up to 60 Euros for a breakfast!
As you can see on the above picture, you would normally require 20 stays to become a Hilton Gold member, so it would be nice to get it for “free” through this status match. Not only do you get free breakfast as Gold member, but you can also expect the following benefits:
I will let you know what kind of response I’ll receive from Hilton and to which elite tier they’ll match my IHG Platinum elite status. Till then, safe travels and enjoy the rest of your weekend!