Hilton Honors keeps making it easy for people to gain a Hilton Gold status. Last year, under a promotion, they had offered a fast track to Gold for those who hold Visa Signature or Visa Infinite cards. Now, an extension of the promotion has appeared, so your Visa Hilton Gold Fast Track can be done through 2021 now.
Under the current promotion, if you hold a Visa Signature or an Infinite card, then all you need to do is complete 2 stays or 4 consecutive nights at Hilton hotels across the globe and be upgraded to Hilton Gold.
You must have Hilton Honors membership, and members will need to complete their stays or nights within 90 days of registering for this offer. Eligible cash stays and bookings that are done directly via the Hilton hotels website, the Hilton Honors mobile application and the Hilton customer care will qualify for this fast track offer.
This offer is open to all Visa Signature and Infinite credit, debit and pre-paid cardholders in the Asia Pacific region except for Japan, and Visa Signature cardholders in Korea. This offer is currently valid for registration until July 2019. Here are the countries that are participating:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
The Gold status will be valid until March 2021 if acquired now. To sign up, you will need to validate your Visa Signature/Infinite Card before you proceed.
The following cards in India will get you Hilton Gold under this offer, and this is not an exhaustive list:
- Citi Prestige
- HDFC Infinia
- ICICI Bank Sapphiro Visa
- Standard Chartered Infinite
About Hilton Honors Gold Status
Gold is the second-from-top tier of the Hilton Honors program and the usual requirement to earn a Hilton Gold status is completing 20 stays. However, they do hand it out like candy, and this is one of those opportunities.
Regarding benefits apart from the regular digital check-in facility and late checkout, members get complimentary breakfast, earn bonus points and get a 5th night free on reward stays.
Considering Hilton has a footprint of over 4600 properties across 78 countries, this promotion should be a no-brainer if you would like to accelerate to get the Hilton Gold status. Hilton Honors Gold is a good status to have as it comes with lounge access and/or breakfast in addition to room upgrades and 25% bonus points.