Hilton launched lifetime Diamond status in the mid-2010s and made the requirements public in 2015 (read more here).
Hilton told us in 2020 that they were working on bringing a lifetime counter on its website, making it easy for Honors members to track their progress towards this status, but alas, this has not happened yet. So instead, in 2023, you need to contact Hilton Honors customer support by phone or email to get the stats.
You can access Hilton’s page for lifetime status here.
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Lifetime Diamond requirements:
- Ten years as a Diamond
- 1,000 consumed nights
- 2,000,000 base points
I Sent The Following Email To firstname.lastname@example.org On January 12, 2023:
Lifetime Status Progress
Dear Diamond Desk,
I would like to know what is my current progress toward the lifetime Diamond status with Honors.
The Hilton Honors # is REMOVED.
You can also use the HiltonHonors@hilton.com email address.
Reply From Guest Relations 48 Hours Later:
Thank you for your inquiry regarding Lifetime Diamond Status of your Honors account. We appreciate your loyalty and taking the time to contact us.
Please be informed that to become lifetime diamond member, member has to complete the below mentioned criteria:-
10 years at Diamond completed (non-consecutive) and 1000 nights at a Hilton property (Paid or Reward)
10 years at Diamond completed (non-consecutive) and have 2 million base points
Further, I have reviewed your account and found that you have completed the following criteria:-
955 of 1,000 Nights (Remaining Nights:- 45
Or : 1,180,427 of 2,000,000 Base Points ( Remaining Points:- 819573
And : 16 years and 231 days of 10 Years In Diamond ( Remaining years:- 134
Therefore, to become a lifetime diamond member, you need to complete ..more years as a diamond member and either of the remaining nights or remaining points.
As always, thanks for traveling with us and please let us know if you have any other questions. You can reach us any time at HiltonHonors@hilton.com
Corporate Guest Relations Specialist
Hilton Reservations and Customer Care
Hilton customer support has updated the reply form for these lifetime Diamond inquiries, and something went wrong with the reply, but the data is there.
My Lifetime Progress:
- 2015 = 361 nights & 7 years of Diamond status
- 2019 = 534 nights, 699K base points, and 12 years of Diamond
- 2020 = 603 nights, 804K base points, and 13 years of Diamond
- 2021 = 700 nights, 880K base points, and 14 years of Diamond
- 2022 = 815 nights, 990K base points, and 15 years of Diamond
- 2023 = 955 nights, 1.2M base points, and 16 years of Diamond (8 nights from 2023)
It seems that I will reach the 1,000 nights sometime in the next 5 to 7 months, depending on how many nights I stay with the chain.
Why Lifetime Diamond Status Matters?
Hilton rolled out Global Automated Upgrades last year, and the Lifetime Diamond members are upgraded before Diamond and Gold members. This results in better upgrades.
I have inquired about my progress towards the lifetime status at the beginning of each year to have an audit trail in place if something unexpected happens and ensure that the number of nights has been recorded correctly (so far, everything has added up).
My upgrades as a Diamond member have generally been good to excellent (outside of North America). I would assume they would be even better when I reach lifetime status, hopefully in the next 6 months.
Hilton should make this lifetime information available on their website, like Marriott does, or on their monthly emails, like Hyatt.