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Hilton Status Match Again Valid thru March 2019

Hilton Status Match Again Valid thru March 2019

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Old Jun 18, 18, 12:41 pm   -   Wikipost
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Status match request site: https://hiltonhhonors.hiltonapps.com/

Note new terms as of March 2017 (or a Little earlier - changed validity to 2019):
In June of 2018, the validity was changed to March, 2020

For the next 90 days, get a taste of the elite life with Hilton HHonors.
We'll match your elite status with any other loyalty program.

You'll also have the opportunity to extend your status match through March 31, 2020, when you stay with us over the next 90 days. If you're matched to Gold status, you'll just need to complete 4 stays. If you're matched to Diamond, you'll need 8 stays.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2 View Post
No info given about new eligibility date. Worse case it might be lifetime unless other datapoints prove otherwise.
I just completed a fast track to Diamond by completing 10 stays in 90 days. I am not sure about his travel coming up, but that could be an option for him if they agree.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 4:55 pm
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Hi

Does anyone know if a stay checking in on the very last day of the 90 days counts as an eligible stay for the status match?

I should be ok without this one but a little worried one of my stays might not credit correctly.

Thanks
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Old Aug 22, 18, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2 View Post
Datapoint for people trying to do a Diamond match a 2nd time. Didn't work for a coworker.

He filled out the webpage and after no notification or upgrade to his Hilton account for 2 weeks, he emailed Honors customer service.

CS told him since his account shows he took advantage of the status match in 2016, he wasn't eligible for a 2nd match in 2018.
Was your coworker using the same hotel program to do the match to Hilton? Or is it one status match per Hilton account?
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Old Aug 26, 18, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by l380 View Post
Was your coworker using the same hotel program to do the match to Hilton? Or is it one status match per Hilton account?
I just asked him. He said he tried matching with his Platinum SPG status initially (He did the 2016 match with his Marriott Plat status at the time). When it got rejected, he tried with his Plat Marriott status but no success there either. When he followed up with the 2nd match attempt, Hilton CS said the following " I have reviewed your account and found that you have already participated in our current status match offer. The offer can only be added once to any account. "

So in his case at least, Hilton is fairly strict about one status match from 2016 to now.

Originally Posted by Staley Cornell View Post
I just completed a fast track to Diamond by completing 10 stays in 90 days. I am not sure about his travel coming up, but that could be an option for him if they agree.
Thank you for the heads up. My Coworker just inquired about this. Hilton CS said they can extend the 10stay/18day Diamond challenge as an onetime offer but his account would only get upgraded to Diamond after successfully completing the challenge.

Since he doesn't get Diamond status during the challenge period (unlike the 90 day status match where temporary 90day Diamond would be granted immediately) and it might be iffy meeting all 10 stays in 90 days, my coworker decided to grit his teeth through the Marriott/SPG merger integration trouble and assess later if he really wants to jump ship to Hilton.
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Old Aug 26, 18, 9:11 pm
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Amex has a Hilton credit card now that includes Diamond status. It has a $450 annual fee, I believe, but most of it is offset by various credits. That might be a better option than trying to stay 10 times in 90 days. (As someone whose hotel stays average at least a week, Hilton's stay-based challenge does me little good.)
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Old Aug 27, 18, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by joe_miami View Post
Amex has a Hilton credit card now that includes Diamond status. It has a $450 annual fee, I believe, but most of it is offset by various credits. That might be a better option than trying to stay 10 times in 90 days. (As someone whose hotel stays average at least a week, Hilton's stay-based challenge does me little good.)
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Old Aug 27, 18, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2 View Post
I just asked him. He said he tried matching with his Platinum SPG status initially (He did the 2016 match with his Marriott Plat status at the time). When it got rejected, he tried with his Plat Marriott status but no success there either. When he followed up with the 2nd match attempt, Hilton CS said the following " I have reviewed your account and found that you have already participated in our current status match offer. The offer can only be added once to any account. "

So in his case at least, Hilton is fairly strict about one status match from 2016 to now.



Thank you for the heads up. My Coworker just inquired about this. Hilton CS said they can extend the 10stay/18day Diamond challenge as an onetime offer but his account would only get upgraded to Diamond after successfully completing the challenge.

Since he doesn't get Diamond status during the challenge period (unlike the 90 day status match where temporary 90day Diamond would be granted immediately) and it might be iffy meeting all 10 stays in 90 days, my coworker decided to grit his teeth through the Marriott/SPG merger integration trouble and assess later if he really wants to jump ship to Hilton.
I was a gold when I did the challenge, and had a road trip planned which made it easy to complete the stays. Thanks for the updated info and as someone else stated, the credit card is an option if he wants to pay the annual fee.
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Old Aug 28, 18, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by markis10 View Post
I just had my 2nd match approved, via the challenge, I have also had two comped statuses through Virgin Australia. Not sure why I bother, the local Hiltons have not got the best rep or are leaving the brand.
Originally Posted by Staley Cornell View Post
......as someone else stated, the credit card is an option if he wants to pay the annual fee.
......and is eligible for a US credit card.
We need a similar one in the UK.

It's great to see a number of people have been able to match more than once even if it's not policy.
So not a daft question to ask.
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Old Sep 1, 18, 9:39 pm
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I managed to get status matched from IHG Gold to Hilton Gold, which surprised me slightly because I think IHG Gold is quite a low level status. It seems to me that Hilton Gold carries quite a bit of value, if they really offer you free breakfast. However, for my upcoming Moscow stays I booked a couple of more homey choices from Lonely Planet recommendations, as LP suggestions at all price levels rarely disappoint me.

So, for my challenge I need to complete 4 stays by end of November and I have 3 booked. Am considering a night at an often reasonably priced Hampton in Dortmund just to make up the 4th stay.
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Old Sep 4, 18, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
I managed to get status matched from IHG Gold to Hilton Gold, which surprised me slightly because I think IHG Gold is quite a low level status. It seems to me that Hilton Gold carries quite a bit of value, if they really offer you free breakfast. However, for my upcoming Moscow stays I booked a couple of more homey choices from Lonely Planet recommendations, as LP suggestions at all price levels rarely disappoint me.

So, for my challenge I need to complete 4 stays by end of November and I have 3 booked. Am considering a night at an often reasonably priced Hampton in Dortmund just to make up the 4th stay.
Day rates count too.
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Old Sep 4, 18, 7:24 pm
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I just wasted my status match. I signed up and then decided I wasn't going to do 8 stays in 90 days. Then I decided, I would rather just get the Hilton Aspire.
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Old Sep 5, 18, 7:30 am
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I submitted my IHG Plat card info plus my stays from 2018 on Monday, On Tuesday I got an email that I was approved for Diamond status match, and I would be Diamond for next 90 days. Already have six stays booked. :-)
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Old Sep 5, 18, 8:06 am
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Hilton Diamond has proved to be a quick cure for future stays that were booked at a weak HI, CP or HIex property.

IHG Plat for Diamond is a great value match .

Some cities are just not that strong for IHG and this Hilton option has worked for me fairly well so far in Bangkok, Moscow, Helsinki, Milan......
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Old Sep 24, 18, 10:59 pm
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Status match from Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite to Hilton Diamond approved less than 5 hours from time of submission!
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Old Sep 25, 18, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by Barcky View Post
Status match from Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite to Hilton Diamond approved less than 5 hours from time of submission!
Status match or status challenge?
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