Hilton Honors discontinued the very popular MVP Rate Plan for stays in the Americas but appears to have left the MVP Gold-status fast track intact.
Members that sign up for this offer now and complete it in 2021 will have the status through early 2023 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).
The registration for this MVP Fast Track offer is still active.
Lowered General Qualification Requirements for 2021
Honors members can earn or renew their stays in 2021 with half the number of stays, nights, or spend.
Here are the Gold benefits (access Hilton’s page for elite benefits here):
You don’t officially get executive lounge access with Gold status but it does happen occasionally at international properties (outside of the busiest cities).
Hilton Honors Gold status is valuable because it comes with a complimentary breakfast with all brands (some brands have it for all guests) and space available upgrades.
It was very unfortunate when Hilton discontinued the MVP Rate Plan that was flat 20% off and had been around for more than a decade. I am glad, however, that there is still this Gold-fast track offer around.
It is good to start with Honors Gold that grants you breakfast while advancing towards the Diamond status that comes with better upgrades and executive lounge access, where available.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
*Free Wi-Fi: Standard Wi-Fi is free. Premium has a fee. Not free at properties with resort charges. Digital Check-In: Available at participating properties. For more information, visit HiltonHonors.com/app. Space-Available Room Upgrades: only at select hotel brands: Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Canopy™ by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, and Tapestry Collection by Hilton™. Restrictions and exclusions apply. Not all benefits apply at all properties. Complimentary Breakfast: Only at select hotel brands: Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and DoubleTree by Hilton™.
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. 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.