The status challenge, which was supposed to run through March 2018, has now been extended and members can earn elite status through March 2019.
Here’s how the Hilton Honors status challenge works:
- Earning Status: Hilton Honors will continue to match your status with other hotel loyalty programs, though this status will be temporary till you don’t get the required number of stays.
- Retaining Status: To keep your newly matched status, you need to complete a certain number of stays within 90 days.
For Hilton Honors to match your status, you have to complete this online form. You will have to upload your status proof with another hotel loyalty program and evidence of completed stays within the last 12 months with that hotel chain.
To retain their provisional status, Honors Gold members will need to complete four stays and Honors Diamond members will need to complete eight stays over the following 90 days period. Only stays count for the status challenge and the total number of nights stayed at Hilton properties during the 90 day period will be overlooked.
The usual requirement for a Hilton Gold tier qualification is 20 stays or 40 nights, and for Diamond, it is 30 stays or 60 nights in a year.
The good news is that you can enjoy all the benefits of your provisional status during the challenge period. That way you get a flavour of the perks and benefits of being a Hilton Gold or Diamond during the challenge to help you decide for yourself if the status is worth retaining. If you complete the stays, you will get to keep this status through March 2019.
As a Hilton Gold in the past, I’ve enjoyed complimentary breakfast and a room upgrade at the Hilton in Singapore. Diamond members also get complimentary access to the lounge. If you have a status with another hotel chain, then it’s a good idea to match it, and if you are working towards retaining your status, then Hilton’s Asia-Pacific sale can come handy.
Will you participate in the Hilton Honors Status Challenge? What are the best features of Hilton Honors as per you?