Have an important stay coming up where elite status — club lounge access or breakfast, a room upgrade — would be nice? Hilton will give you free 90 days of status if you have elite status with any chain.
And many credit cards come with hotel elite status. Marriott even gives status to United Gold elites and above. So United Gold or the Club Carlson Visa now can be said to also come with 90 days of Hilton status, in a sense.
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You’ll get 90 days of status and then you can keep it through March 2020:
- If you’re matched to Gold then complete 4 stays in 90 days
- If you’re matched to Diamond then complete 8 stays in 90 days
All you have to do is complete a form. Give them your name and Hilton Honors number, tell them the status you have in another program, and upload .jpg ‘proof’:
- That you have status with that program (“a screenshot of your current account status or your membership card”)
- And that you’ve stay in a hotel at least once in the last 12 months.
Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your previous reservations or hotel receipt, redacting any personal information other than your name and membership number.
Status only takes a few days to update. Hilton has offered this on and off for years. The terms and conditions have always suggested that it was targeted, but it never has been. It’s an offer you can take advantage of only once, however the terms actually say it’s once in “the lifetime of the promotion” rather than your lifetime or the program’s lifetime.
And I just love this button:
Now status that you earn by staying 4 or 8 times during the match lasts through March 2021. The website still says March 2020 but Loyalty Lobby reports that Hilton is simply in the process of updating the website.
Terms and conditions:
Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your current and active membership card. Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your previous reservations or hotel receipt, redacting any personal information other than your name and membership number. We accept .jpg files only. Please do NOT send us any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, user name, passwords, or credit card information). Hilton reserves the right to decline any application at any time for any reason. Hilton may require additional validation in its complete discretion. Please allow 5 -7 business days for Hilton Honors to process your request.