Hilton offered very liberal match program into its Gold and Diamond levels from competing programs for years and made changes to it last time in August (read more here), making Gold and Diamond match more challenging.

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Hilton Honors continues to match to Gold status for 90 days during which the member can retain it or advance to Diamond.

You can access Hilton’s page for status match here and status-related benefits here.

READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Here are the match requirements:

Hilton Honors Status Match - Trial

You get Gold trial status for 90 days. You then need to consume during that period:

  • 10 nights for Gold
  • 18 nights for Diamond

Hilton Honors Status Match October 2019 Changes Programs

Hilton Honors matches member status from several programs:

Hilton Honors Status Match - Proof

You must send a copy of your membership card (can be a screenshot) or your most recent account activity (screenshot too) and proof of a stay at a hotel within the past 12 months. You should black out any other information than your name and the account number. Note that you must send this information in JPG format only (PNG is quite popular today).

Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current and active account status. Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your recent reservations or hotel receipt, redacting any personal information other than your name and membership number. We accept .jpg files only. Please do NOT send us any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, user name, passwords, or credit card information).

Once you have uploaded the info, you should hear back from Hilton Honors within a week. The Gold status is valid for 90 days, and the expiry date is shown on the email. You then need to do the 10 or 18 nights (note NIGHTS not STAYS) to keep it or be upgraded to Diamond.

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond benefits grid (access here):

Hilton Honors is offering separate Gold fast track:

Hilton Honors Gold MVP Fast Track Four Stays Within 90 Days (Status Valid Through Early 2021)

Note that this won’t get you any status upfront. You, however, need 4 stays to complete it instead of 10 nights.

Conclusion

Hilton Honors has already tightened the requirements thrice. The status match for a brief time didn’t require any nights or stays as long as you matched from one of the main competitors.

It is good that Hilton Honors continues to offer status matches with a fast track to get to the Diamond. At some point in the next few months, the matched status will be valid through March 2022.

Here are the terms and conditions

By providing your information and participating in this promotion, you acknowledge and agree to our Global Privacy Statement (available upon request at any Hilton Front Desk). You also acknowledge and agree that the personal information you provide will be used for the purposes detailed in our Global Privacy Statement, and this may include: providing services and transactions, better understanding customer needs, and sending special offers, promotions, surveys and other marketing information be email, post or telesales. In addition, you acknowledge that your information will be entered into our database controlled by Hilton at its headquarters in the U.S. You further agree that all Hilton companies, owners and operators of our franchised and managed hotels, and service providers, may receive and use this data for any of the purposes listed above and access it globally, including from countries where data protection laws may differ from those of your home country. For your security, the data protections provisions of the Global Privacy Statement shall apply to all data processing, and you may request rights of access, correction, and objection as described therein. Once enrolled in Hilton Honors, you can manage your communications preferences online by going to the Email Subscriptions section of your Hilton Honors Profile. If you do not wish to receive marketing information from Hilton you may unsubscribe at any time.

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