A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about retaining Hilton HHonors Gold status without meeting the official qualification criteria.
You can access Hilton’s web page for elite status here.
Here’s the email from the reader:
I am a Hilton Honours member. I would like to find out if there are any promotions on member level upgrades – I am presently a gold member and would like to retain it for 2017 but will not have sufficient stays – I know that in the past Hilton had promotions on membership upgrades. If you have any promotion information on this please send to me. Many thanks.
Hilton HHonors was offering status matches earlier this year without any stay requirements but recently changed this to a fast track offer (read more here).
There is a Hilton HHonors Gold fast track offer out there (access here) that requires just 3 stays within 90 days of registering for it.
I have not done back to back Gold fast tracks but received an email from a reader that this had indeed worked for him. If you have at least three Hilton stays coming up over the next 3 months there is no downside to signing up for this offer and hoping that it would work.
Hilton HHonors has been very active at almost giving out Gold status. You can get it using one of these fast track offers and many credit cards offer it as well.
The status is also worthwhile as it comes with space available club lounge access and guarantees breakfast combined with room upgrades.