Virgin Velocity is offering a status match for residents of Australia. Anyone with an Australian address and elite status in a program other than their partners Air New Zealand, Delta, Etihad, Singapore, and Virgin Atlantic, can be matched up to the equivalent tier in the Virgin Velocity program — including their top Platinum tier.
To be eligible for the Promotion the applicant must be or become a Velocity member and send to email@example.com their valid Velocity membership number along with a legible copy of their frequent flyer membership card (or most recent monthly statement) that clearly shows their current elite status level and expiry date.
Virgin Velocity’s elite benefits are interesting, Gold members get Gold status with Hilton and Platinum members get Diamond status with Hilton. Apparently the status lasts six months and extends to a full year with four stays.
Virgin Velocity status is valid for 12 months from the time of the match. Once matched, you log in to request your hotel elite status upgrade, and Priority Club status can be chosen instead of Hilton HHonors.
Interestingly, Virgin Velocity Gold and Platinum members have access to Delta Skyclub lounges when flying Delta same-day.
Almost makes one want to move to Australia. Me, I actually do have family there that I could move in with, though since I’m already a Hilton Diamond and get Delta lounge access via credit card that seems unnecessary.