Hilton HHonors has now launched a straight status match to its Gold and Diamond statuses (Hyatt started this craze last week) and will entertain requests until January 11, 2016.
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 matches here.
Hilton HHonors made the following announcement yesterday on FT (access here):
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.
- 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.
- All you need is something that shows your elite tier in another program and an HHonors number.
- 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.
Hilton is silent here what exactly they match. I would expect Starwood Platinum, Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Platinum and IHG Spire/Royal Ambassador to get Diamond status. Not sure if they match Le Club AccorHotels Platinum to Diamond as well.
All the midtier statuses will likely get Hilton HHonors Gold.
If you have top tier status with Hyatt, IHG, Marriott or Starwood, I would definitely sign up for this offer. Hilton HHonors has had quite a few lucrative promotions this year (some targeted) that do make sense to take advantage of.
Hyatt started this latest round of status match offers (they all used to do these in the past but mainly fast tracks as of late). Let’s see if Marriott, IHG and Starwood will soon follow!