Hilton Honors has reactivated the very popular MVP Gold fast track offer that is (officially) valid for anyone that has any affiliation with sports (even with an event), although anyone can sign up for it.
Member that sign up for this offer now and complete it in 2019 will have the status through early 2021 per the T&Cs.
You can access this offer on Hilton’s website here.
Note that both paid and award nights count towards the four stay requirement (as long as they are “normal” qualifying stays per the Hilton Honors T&Cs).
Here are the Gold benefits (access Hilton’s page for elite benefits here):
Hilton Honors recently revamped their website and all the previous Fast Track offers were gone or under new website addresses including this popular MVP one. You can access the recent piece for the MVP 20% off rate plan in the Americas here (very good savings for stays!).
Hilton Honors Gold status is valuable because it comes with complimentary breakfast with all brands (some brands have it for all guests) and space available upgrades.
You don’t officially get executive lounge access with Gold status but it does happen occasionally at international properties (outside of the busiest cities).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
For Gold status, member must be an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports related company, sports group or event and must complete four qualifying stays within 90 days of registration or enrollment. Booking should be made through designated online booking tool or approved travel professional. Offer only redeemable once for the lifetime of the promotion.
Once a member obtains Elite status, the member may keep such status for the calendar year in which the Elite tier was earned and the subsequent calendar year. Full details of member status will be sent to the member upon attaining the tier level. This offer may be terminated earlier by Hilton without notice. Bonus Points are not eligible for the elite tier qualification. In-Room Wi-Fi, Fitness Center/Health Club Access and Bottled Water benefits may not be complimentary at properties with a resort charge. Elite status benefits such as space-available upgrades and complimentary breakfast are subject to availability and vary by brand. Hampton by Hilton hotels in Mainland China are excluded from the Hilton Honors Program. All Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions apply. Hilton Honors membership, including the earning and redemption of Points, is subject to Hilton Honors Terms and Conditions. For more information, please visit HiltonHonors.com/memberbenefits.