Members get invited to this level throughout the year and gets to choose a gift as well. A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email what these gift options currently are her thought that they were bit lacking.
You can access Hilton’s web page for the lifetime program here.
Here’s what Hilton writes about the lifetime program:
Lifetime Diamond Status will be awarded to select Hilton Honors members, who as of December 31st, 2016 have earned Diamond Status for at least 10 years (non-consecutive) and who have completed stays totaling at least 1,000 paid and reward nights OR who as of December 31st, 2016 have earned Diamond Status for at least 10 years (non-consecutive) and who have earned at least 2 million Base Points over life of membership, pursuant to the standard Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions. Once earned, standard Hilton Honors Terms & Conditions apply. Lifetime Diamond Status is granted at the discretion of Hilton Honors Worldwide, LLC and may be ended, or amended with or without notice or compensation, at Hilton Honors’ sole discretion.
Here’s the email from the reader:
I wanted to share what I received for reaching my Hilton diamond lifetime status. It was pretty disappointing on what they offered. After spending over 1080 nights and over 10 years as Diamond. They said I can pick one out of the three items below ($100 Bloomingdales gift card, 75,000 Hilton points, and Tumi travel case). All the items below are not very impressive. I guess I will pick 75,000 at least that is good for one hotel night at a decent hotel.
I also have lifetime gold with United and American and neither of them offer an additional gift. Guess lifetime commitment doesn’t matter much anymore.
Getting to 1,000 nights with Hilton Honors is some serious “achievement”. That means sleeping three years of one’s life with the chain.
I do kinda agree with the reader that the gift option could have been better or perhaps they could have just used the $100 by going more upscale with the lifetime kit itself.