Reader Question: Hilton Honors Diamond Status Match?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader send us a question regarding the Hilton Honors Diamond status match that we most recently wrote about here.

Reader Question Hilton Honors Diamond Status Match

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You can access Hilton’s status related benefits here and the match page here.

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Here’s the message from the reader:

A couple of questions on the HHonors gold and diamond status match. I was accepted for the diamond which requires 8 stays in 90 days; can points & cash nights count as a stay towards this status match? If I only have 4 stays will they extend gold status instead?

Hilton Honors has on-going very popular status match program that give you Gold or Diamond status up front and then you have 90 days to complete 4 or 8 stays after which your status is extended until March 2019.

The good thing that all kind of stays will count towards completing the challenge: paid, full awards or the new Points & Money.

Here’s snippet what Hilton Honors emails you after you sign up for the challenge:

If you complete 8 stays in 90 days, by April 25, 2017, Diamond status will be extended through March 31, 2019 or if you complete 4 – 7 stays in 90 days, status will only downgrade one level to Gold status, valid through March 31, 2019.

So, doing four stays would only drop the status to Gold and valid through March 2019! I would, however, try to do the 8 stays to get the Diamond status extended.

Conclusion

Hilton Honors status match program is very generous and the status is valid through March 2019 (essentially for two years). Also, all kind of stays count including full awards.

The reader should just do some hotel hopping to get the stays in.

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