Hilton HHonors has several public fast track offers for Gold status that require 4 stays within 90 days of signing up for the offer. These don’t require you to have any prior status with Hilton or any other hotel chain. You can read more about one of the offers (MVP) here.
If you work for a large corporation that has relationship with Hilton, it doesn’t hurt to ask your travel department about instant Gold or Diamond offers that Hilton may have extended to your employer.
You can access Hilton’s web page for Diamond status benefits here.
Here are the instructions for requesting a Diamond match from Hilton HHonors:
Hilton not only wants to see the status that you have with any of the following programs, but your 2013 activity with them also:
Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), Fairmont Presidents Club, Choice, and Accor.
You can send the account statement by email to: email@example.com
Hilton usually extends a Diamond challenge that requires you to complete 21 nights within 90 day period and gives you instant Gold status for this time.
Hilton doesn’t usually offer challenges that are based on STAYS, but doesn’t hurt requesting one. They may offer you one that requires 10 stays (not nights) within the same 90 day period.
If you complete the challenge in 2014, your Diamond status should be valid until March, 2016.
Ways to get instant Diamond?
Hilton sometimes extends the instant Diamond status for those that can show high number of nights/stays from a competing program.
They don’t usually offer this and it maybe better to request it over the phone.
If you are comped instant Diamond status, you must fulfill the usual re-qualification requirements of 30 stays or 60 nights (or 100K base points) by December 31, 2014.
Hilton’s status match is not the easiest one and requires a relatively high number of nights during the 90 challenge period. The MVP and other fast track offers that Hilton offers for Gold status are easy, however.
If you are after the Diamond status and able to do some hotel hopping, it could be worthwhile to ask for the stay based challenge instead of the night one.