Hilton hotels announced a great status match deal—guests are eligible for double elite night credits for all stays through the end of 2020. Good news for anyone looking to earn credits towards elite status in 2022 and for those looking to complete a Hilton status match challenge.
Hilton hotels just announced a great status match deal—guests are eligible for double elite night credits for all stays through the end of the year. Good news for anyone looking to earn credits towards elite status in 2022 and even sweeter news for those looking to complete a Hilton status match challenge.
The terms and conditions of the upcoming Hilton Honors promotion state that the double elite night credits offered will, count towards Milestone bonuses, fast tracks, and rollover nights.
What is a status match?
Quite simply, a status match is a tool that loyalty programs use to encourage elite members of other loyalty programs to switch over to them.
Loyalty programs give their elite members benefits (think upgrades and bonus points) when they book travel with them. Travelers who value these benefits are less likely to book travel away from a given program if they’re not likely to get similar benefits elsewhere. Enter status matches.
Loyalty programs like Hilton Honors offer travelers immediate but temporary elite status (a status match) to get them to move their business over. Travelers enjoy elite status benefits as they try the program out, and if the traveler goes on to complete a predetermined “challenge” in a predetermined period of time, they get to keep the status they have been given. If they exceed the basic requirements of the challenge, they may even earn an improved level of elite status.
What is Hilton’s status match?
To be eligible for a Hilton status match you need to be able to demonstrate the following:
- You hold elite status in another hotel loyalty program, even if it’s just basic.
- You had at least one stay (of any length) at a property within your existing program in the past 12 months.
- You have a free Hilton Honors account. It’s simple and free to create one online!
If you fulfill the simple criteria above, Hilton will match you to their mid-tier gold status level for a period of 90 days (from when the status match is confirmed) and you’ll have 90 days in which to meet the match requirements.
Thanks to this limited time promotion, you can earn it with just 9 nights, and you’ll have the status until March 31, 2022, if you have elite status of any level, with any other hotel program. It’s the best fast track offer to get to diamond (top-tier) status.
I’m Marriott gold and Hilton blue right now, so I’ll absolutely be taking advantage of this deal.
Timing and next steps
The Double Points & Double Nights promotion is the key to making this work, and the promotion applies from September 8 to December 31, so you’ll need to find a 90 day window within that time to complete at least 9 nights with Hilton.
Registration for the Double Points & Double Nights promotion isn’t live just yet, so that gives you some time to fill in your once per account lifetime status match request. Be sure not to initiate your status match request too far before any upcoming stays, but also don’t wait too late, since it can take over a week for Hilton fast track applications to be approved.
Enjoy the benefits!