New soft landing from Diamond?

Old Mar 13, 17, 4:58 pm
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Question New soft landing from Diamond?

I thought Hilton does not have soft landing.
I got Diamond status about a year ago with status matching, only did 2 stays.

Just saw a message on my account: On April 1, 2017 your status is scheduled to change from Diamond to Gold.

Can somebody confirm that there is soft landing.
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Old Mar 13, 17, 7:05 pm
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No soft landing but do you have any credit cards that grants you Hilton Gold?
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Old Mar 13, 17, 7:22 pm
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Are you breathing and have a pulse? That's about all you need to get Gold.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
Are you breathing and have a pulse? That's about all you need to get Gold.
Not sure, it might go also without breathing and pulse as long as you do not start feeding on other hotel guests...
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Old Mar 14, 17, 6:04 am
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I don't know what is going on, but I still have Diamond status even as I certainly didn't hit any published criteria for Diamond status retention. I'd have Hilton Gold even without any stay activity (and even without any Hilton credit cards), but I can't explain the Diamond retention.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 6:55 am
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I was Diamond last year, but failed to qualify for 2017. I did qualify for Gold. I just logged into check, and it still shows me as Diamond. I expected it to end March 1.

I know, not technically a soft landing, but circle the airport a couple of times and delay landing.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by InkUnderNails View Post
I was Diamond last year, but failed to qualify for 2017. I did qualify for Gold. I just logged into check, and it still shows me as Diamond. I expected it to end March 1.

I know, not technically a soft landing, but circle the airport a couple of times and delay landing.
Status ends on 4/1 not 3/1.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by BrlDsguise View Post
Status ends on 4/1 not 3/1.
It's been so long since a status drop with Hilton would matter to me that I had not been thinking of that. Thanks.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 9:22 am
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Diamond in 2016, did not stay enough to maintain Gold. My account correctly tells me that I am due to be downgraded to Silver.
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Old Mar 14, 17, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by BrlDsguise View Post
Status ends on 4/1 not 3/1.
I guess a "slow" landing more than a "soft" landing.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by stargold View Post
Diamond in 2016, did not stay enough to maintain Gold. My account correctly tells me that I am due to be downgraded to Silver.
I'm Diamond expecting to be downgraded to Gold, but I don't see where in my account it tells me what I'll be on 4/1. Where do we look for this?
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Old Mar 15, 17, 2:04 am
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Log in -> My account -> "Go to my account page" -> on the left part of the middle grey box, it will say

UPDATE ON YOUR 2017 STATUS
On April 1, 2017, your status is scheduled to change from Diamond to Silver. Learn more about your Silver benefits here.
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Old Mar 15, 17, 2:11 am
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Oh no wonder. I was wondering why I'm still diamond (thought HHonors was really kind) as expected status to end Feb 28.
Anyway, have a coming stay with Conrad on P&C. At least my diamond status would still be useful.

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Old Mar 15, 17, 4:59 am
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The update part is also incorrect on my desktop site. Mine is reliably telling me that I will be downgraded from Gold to Silver on 1st April. Except I was a Diamond last year and qualified for Gold status this year.

Fortunately I have had a busy Q1, so will have Diamond earnedlater this month, but with Hilton IT, who knows what status they were going to grant me on 1st April if I didn't qualify.
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Old Mar 22, 17, 12:58 pm
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Got the dreaded email

Was gold for past 3 years. We are Canadian, so no access to credit card status. 37 nights in 2016. Couldn't do a mattress run to get those last few nights. Never saw a thing about status changing. While I knew it could happen, I was hopeful it didn't. But email came by yesterday saying we were dropping down.

Thinking it's worth a phone call? As of now, we have 18 nights booked by the end of May with 3 already in the books for this year.
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