UPDATE: Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match Until January 11, 2016

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Hilton HHonors launched unexpectedly a status match campaign to its Gold and Diamond statuses last week (read more here) and will continue entertain requests until January 11, 2016.

Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Match UPDATE

Hilton used to do straight matches in the past, but has mainly offered fast track offers as of late (they have done straight matches too but not “officially”). The status earned from this match is valid until March 2017.

You can read more about Hilton Gold and Diamond status here.

Here’s what Hilton wrote last week:

We’re winding down for the Thanksgiving holiday and, as a heads up, I will be out of the office until Monday, but I wanted to let you know about our status match program…

We’ve been receiving a number of requests and yes, we do match status from other programs and we’d love to be your travel home.

  1. We are matching status for 2016. To make sure you’re all set for the year, please submit your request by January 11, 2016. You’ll enjoy that status through March 2017.
  2. All you need is something that shows your elite tier in another program and an HHonors number.
  3. Email us at HHonorMyStatus@hilton.com and we’ll help get you started.

Please note it may take a couple of days to process given the Thanksgiving holiday. We promise to process requests as quickly as possible and any request submitted prior to January 11, 2016, will be processed in time to enjoy your new status for the entire year.

Here’s what they wrote back:

We’re on it! But we may need some more information from you… 

We’re excited to honor your status and offer our elite benefits to even more members like you. If you have not already done so, please reply to this email with the following information:

  1. Your Hilton HHonors account number. If you’re not yet a member, you’ll need to sign up first.
  2. Proof of status with another hotel loyalty program. This can be a screenshot of your current account status or your membership card. We accept jpg files, word documents & PDFs.

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).

Once your Hilton HHonors elite status has been honored, you’ll have it through March 31, 2017. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., please allow up to 5 business days for your information to be processed.

We’ll be in touch soon!

The Hilton HHonors Team

There is no information what exactly they match, but (as I pointed out last week) I would expect top tier Hyatt, IHG, Marriott and Starwood to get Hilton HHonors Diamond status and all others Gold.

Conclusion

It would be great if a reader would drop me an email when their Diamond match has been processed or informed of non-eligibility. I will have another update at the time.

Here Hilton HHonors promises to get back within 5 business days regarding this match. That should by by tomorrow or Wednesday for those that got their information in at the time I wrote about this match.

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  • HHG

    I am currently on a Diamond Challenge, which I will finish in January 2016, so my account will be Diamond until 31 March 2018.

    If I do this status match and complete the challenge afterwards, will my account still be diamond until March 2018, or only March 2017?

    • You shouldn’t sign up for this status match offer. It will cause havoc with the challenge and the status won’t be valid then until 2018.

    • Rich

      Yes definitely don’t sign up. The most recent challenge or match takes precedence.

    • eddy

      If you registered for HH Diamond fast track challenge,
      you will not be able to register for status match

  • GW

    Thanks, I sent HHonors an email to match my Marriott status.

  • nan

    I have Hilton gold status out of VISA promotion. When I apply status match. shall I use a new one or use my existing gold?

  • Quinn

    I just got my status match confirmation email. I sent in screen shots of Hyatt Diamond and IHG Spire status. I just showed proof of status, no proof of recent stays. I sent in my request on 11/25 and never sent a second email since I included proof of status in the initial email. I received a response today matching me to Diamond and also a system generated “Congratulations, you’ve earned Hilton HHonors Diamond Elite status” email at the same time. Status is good through March 2017.

  • Jack

    I have been Hilton Gold for years (through stays) Sent Hilton a screenshot of my Hyatt Diamond and they quickly matched me to Diamond.. Woop!

    • Eric

      How long did it take Hilton to get back to you?

  • Losmano Gongalo

    Ordinarily if a person was to qualify/requalify for Hilton Diamond in January 2016 their status would be valid until March 2018. I wonder if one might be lucky and get that expiration if waiting until the new year.

  • Maarten

    I am not seeing the status match link on http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/explore/benefits/index.html – can anyone share it?

  • Shyao Tseng

    Did anyone try Accor Platinum match with Hilton Diamond?

    • Ridoncularious

      My request was with both Accor Platinum & Fairmont President’s Club Platinum. Still waiting on reply…

      • Shyao Tseng

        I got their feedback ti upgrade me to Hilton Diamond with my Accor Platinum. FYI

        • Ridoncularious

          Yup, mine went through, too!

  • Akf

    Did anyone send them Marriott´s Gold and was matched to Hilton Gold? I had sent it on the 27th but still did not have any anwer…

  • Harry Webb

    I simply scanned my Le Club Accor Platinum beside my HHonors card and emailed the result on Monday, and received confirmation of upgrade to Diamond before the week was out.

    Many thanks John.

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  • Debit

    Just got matched to Hilton Gold from Kimpton Inner Circle.