American Express is offering personal and business Platinum cardholders Gold status in the Hilton HHonors program. This offer is currently available just through December 31.
You have to call American Express customer service and give them your Hilton HHonors number. Apparently American Express is ‘live’ with HHonors because reports are that status is being updated instantly.
This status should last through February 2015.
Hilton Gold means free internet, an upgrade (avoid the hotel’s rooms over the HVAC!) and continental breakfast.
The Mercedes-Benz co-brand version of the card still seems available and there are other great offers as well.
If you don’t have or aren’t going to get an American Express Platinum card, you can get Hilton Gold status via Milepoint Premium which is $49 and also comes with 1000 United miles and National Car Rental Executive status.