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Old Apr 22, 09, 5:36 pm   #1
 
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Higher than Diamond status coming?

I recently spoke with a Hilton executive and asked if a status higher than Diamond was coming.

I was told, "while I can't comment if / when its coming, I can say that our research points in the direction that it is beneficial."

I don't know what that means, but I guess I will begin to heighten my hopes?

Anyone else going to?
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Old Apr 22, 09, 5:51 pm   #2
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I recently spoke with a Hilton executive and asked if a status higher than Diamond was coming.

I was told, "while I can't comment if / when its coming, I can say that our research points in the direction that it is beneficial."

I don't know what that means, but I guess I will begin to heighten my hopes?

Anyone else going to?
It's about damn time! I know for a fact (at least as of 2 years) that I was in the top .5% of all HH members. I would be happy to have an extra perk or 10 (-;

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Old Apr 22, 09, 7:36 pm   #3
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Oh boy here we go yet again

At least the OP got the inside info from an "executive" as opposed to the usual " a front desk CSR told me" and although he readily confesses he doesnt know what the comments really mean .. thats plenty enough reason to start a brand new superduper speculative thread here

Stay tuned for the "we are higher than Diamond and want to seperate ourselves from the rabble" group to jump feet first on the bandwagon

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Old Apr 22, 09, 7:38 pm   #4
 
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I know for a fact (at least as of 2 years) that I was in the top .5% of all HH members.
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Hmmm.....I would love to see some kind of proof of that.
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Old Apr 22, 09, 7:56 pm   #5
 
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Hmmm.....I would love to see some kind of proof of that.
Are there some kinder ways to ask the question? Like "how does one get to find out such information?"

It is sad that some of our fellow FTers have abandoned the sense of cameraderie that makes FT special....
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Old Apr 22, 09, 8:16 pm   #6
 
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Oh boy here we go yet again

At least the OP got the inside info from an "executive" as opposed to the usual " a front desk CSR told me" and although he readily confesses he doesnt know what the comments really mean .. thats plenty enough reason to start a brand new superduper speculative thread here

Stay tuned for the "we are higher than Diamond and want to seperate ourselves from the rabble" group to jump feet first on the bandwagon

mike
I had an informational interview with one of the executives because I wanted to ask him some career questions.

Please privately message me and I will give you details. Trust me - I will be writing an essay about this interview.
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Old Apr 22, 09, 8:46 pm   #7
 
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Are there some kinder ways to ask the question? Like "how does one get to find out such information?"
I just asked a question. Surely when someone makes a claim that they are of a higher status than the 99.5% of the rest of us, you surely would want to know how you can get that kind of info. Have you ever gotten something from Hilton that has your ranking on it in comparision to other hhonors members? I know I have not, nor have others I know that are members. Heck, I want to know where this person got this info so I can get mine. BTW If I say I had stayed in 99.5% of all Hilton properties, would you not be curious as too how that could be?
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Old Apr 22, 09, 10:02 pm   #8
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Given that the current "highest" status, Diamond, yields very little in the way of elite benefit, who cares?
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Old Apr 23, 09, 4:11 am   #9
 
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Given that 1/2 the properties seem to get confused when faced with a Diamond member, I'd emphasise the question of who in the end really cares?
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Old Apr 23, 09, 7:41 am   #11
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Old Apr 23, 09, 3:45 pm   #12
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Old Apr 23, 09, 7:09 pm   #13
 
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At the moment they are going to lose diamonds with the economy. I have been treated better then ever recently. Was given the penthouse suite in mem a couple of weeks ago for my anniversary. Hotel went way out of their way for us.
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Old Apr 23, 09, 9:28 pm   #14
 
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Surely when someone makes a claim that they are of a higher status than the 99.5% of the rest of us, you surely would want to know how you can get that kind of info..... BTW If I say I had stayed in 99.5% of all Hilton properties, would you not be curious as too how that could be?
No kidding--I would also love to know.

That was not the point I was making.

It's the style of language used that concerned me (plus the rolling eyes much like Simon Cowell when Susan Boyle presented herself on "his" stage).

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Trust me - I will be writing an essay about this interview.
Look forward to reading what sounds like an amazing experience.
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Old Apr 24, 09, 12:18 am   #15
 
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No kidding--I would also love to know.

That was not the point I was making.

It's the style of language used that concerned me (plus the rolling eyes much like Simon Cowell when Susan Boyle presented herself on "his" stage).



Look forward to reading what sounds like an amazing experience.

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