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Hilton Status Match Again ó Valid thru March 2019

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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 Feb 27, 19, 4:51 pm
  #196  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Programs: BAEC, Flying Club, HHonors, Gold Passport, IHG Rewards, Le Club Accor, Club Carlson
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I have qualified for Spire already this year and want to match to Hilton. However, is anyone able to answer my following questions:

1) When do I need to submit my claim by? The end of March or the end of Feb?

2) In previous years, I understand that people have matched for the initial 90 days but qualified after the 1st April have seen their status be matched until the following year i.e. took challenge March 2017, completed trail in May 2017, status granted until March 2019. Is this correct and is it likely to happen again?

TIA
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:31 pm
  #197  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Barcelona, London, on a plane
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Originally Posted by TheWiseOne View Post
I have qualified for Spire already this year and want to match to Hilton. However, is anyone able to answer my following questions:

1) When do I need to submit my claim by? The end of March or the end of Feb?

2) In previous years, I understand that people have matched for the initial 90 days but qualified after the 1st April have seen their status be matched until the following year i.e. took challenge March 2017, completed trail in May 2017, status granted until March 2019. Is this correct and is it likely to happen again?

TIA
It shouldn't matter. Even if you apparently only receive status until March 2020 (by completing the challenge too early), a quick email to Hilton would get it extended to 2021.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 11:21 am
  #198  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
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Hilton is refusing to match best western diamond select to hilton diamond.

anyone else have experience with this?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by outlawashere View Post
Hilton is refusing to match best western diamond select to hilton diamond.

anyone else have experience with this?
No, but I was thinking of doing the same. Did they offer you Gold?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by goldencondor View Post
No, but I was thinking of doing the same. Did they offer you Gold?
I was already gold before i applied but they said they "matched" me to gold.

I would be interested to know what they will give you.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 3:45 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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Apologies if asked before- canít see a definitive answer.
Iím IHG Spire and Hilton Gold.
Iíve a number of Hilton stays already booked for the summer relating to stag dos (July) weddings (August) and weekends away (September).
I was planning on requesting a status challenge in early July (a few weeks before first stay) to maximise the next 90days for my expected status challenge of 8 stays.
Would pre-existing reservations count for the challenge? Would I need to let the hotels know individually that Iím now Diamond?
Appreciate any guidance, thanks.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 1:10 am
  #202  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Barcelona, London, on a plane
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Originally Posted by lavar56 View Post
Apologies if asked before- canít see a definitive answer.
Iím IHG Spire and Hilton Gold.
Iíve a number of Hilton stays already booked for the summer relating to stag dos (July) weddings (August) and weekends away (September).
I was planning on requesting a status challenge in early July (a few weeks before first stay) to maximise the next 90days for my expected status challenge of 8 stays.
Would pre-existing reservations count for the challenge? Would I need to let the hotels know individually that Iím now Diamond?
Appreciate any guidance, thanks.
Pre-existing reservations count. Hotels will refresh your file before arrival so will know that you are Diamond.

That said, the difference between Gold and Diamond isn't substantial. You may want to pause to question whether you want to burn your one lifetime status match at this time.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:07 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by lavar56 View Post
Apologies if asked before- canít see a definitive answer.
Iím IHG Spire and Hilton Gold.
Iíve a number of Hilton stays already booked for the summer relating to stag dos (July) weddings (August) and weekends away (September).
I was planning on requesting a status challenge in early July (a few weeks before first stay) to maximise the next 90days for my expected status challenge of 8 stays.
Would pre-existing reservations count for the challenge? Would I need to let the hotels know individually that Iím now Diamond?
Appreciate any guidance, thanks.
If some of those stays included Conrads in Asia then I would say, yes, it's worth it. Otherwise you might want to keep your powder dry, as craigthemif says.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by outlawashere View Post
Hilton is refusing to match best western diamond select to hilton diamond.

anyone else have experience with this?
Last summer when I was a Hilton Gold, I was matched to BW as Diamond Select. My understanding of this is that BW has a few more tiers than Hilton and to Hilton, this is their equivalent to Gold Hilton would not match me to Diamond with my new BW status (I tried) so instead did a fast track to Diamond Challenge (10 stays in 90 days) which I completed in July of 2018. I am a Diamond through March of 2020.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 9:27 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by Staley Cornell View Post
Last summer when I was a Hilton Gold, I was matched to BW as Diamond Select. My understanding of this is that BW has a few more tiers than Hilton and to Hilton, this is their equivalent to Gold Hilton would not match me to Diamond with my new BW status (I tried) so instead did a fast track to Diamond Challenge (10 stays in 90 days) which I completed in July of 2018. I am a Diamond through March of 2020.
BW Diamond is a joke status which is why HH aren't matching it to top tier.
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Old Apr 6, 19, 11:43 am
  #206  
 
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Pre-existing reservations count. Hotels will refresh your file before arrival so will know that you are Diamond.

That said, the difference between Gold and Diamond isn't substantial. You may want to pause to question whether you want to burn your one lifetime status match at this time.
When did Hilton switch to "one lifetime match"?
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Old May 2, 19, 10:43 am
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Just went to https://statusmatch.hiltonhonors.com/ - looks like the siteís still up. However, it wouldnít take my PDFs for proof of current status and recent hotel bill saying they needed to be Ďimages.í Iím at a loss....
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Old May 2, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusFan2B View Post
Just went to https://statusmatch.hiltonhonors.com/ - looks like the siteís still up. However, it wouldnít take my PDFs for proof of current status and recent hotel bill saying they needed to be Ďimages.í Iím at a loss....
Seems pretty clear to me:

Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your current and active membership card. Acceptable forms of stay validation include a screenshot of your previous 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). Hilton reserves the right to decline any application at any time for any reason. Hilton may require additional validation in its complete discretion. Please allow 5 -7 business days for Hilton Honors to process your request.
An image is generally much more difficult to edit without leaving visible artifacts than a PDF.
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Old May 2, 19, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Qwkynuf View Post
An image is generally much more difficult to edit without leaving visible artifacts than a PDF.
Of course it is trivial do edit whatever you like in a PDF and then export to a JPEG.
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Old May 2, 19, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kkong42 View Post
Of course it is trivial do edit whatever you like in a PDF and then export to a JPEG.
True. I would imagine that this would be another example of creating rules to keep the honest people honest.
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