Hilton Status Match Through 2019

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For a limited time Hilton is offering free status match to their Honors program. If you have elite status with any other hotel programs you can apply for a free match on Hilton’s Status match page. Chase IHG cardmembers get automatic Platinum Elite status and the past two years we’ve both used ours to match to Hilton’s Diamond status, which basically means we can ask for upgrades and hopefully score some free food. It’s free to match, so why not? Without a status match, to achieve or retain Hilton Honors Diamond status, you need to earn either:

(1) 30 stays in a calendar year, or
(2) 60 nights in a calendar year, or
(3) 120,000 Hilton Honors Base Points in a calendar year

While this is great for business travelers, G and I typically don’t stay in hotels 60 nights a year, and if we do, it’s definitely not with just one brand. We’ll take the free status match, thanks.

DIAMOND BENEFITS INCLUDE:

DIAMOND STATUS EXTENSION: Eligible members can extend their status for another year for free. You’ll just need to message Hilton to verify if you’re eligible.

50% ELITE STATUS BONUS: You’ll automatically get a 50% bonus on all Hilton Honors Base Points you earn.

48-HOUR ROOM GUARANTEE: Diamond status are guaranteed rooms up to 48 hrs before arrival.

5TH NIGHT FREE: Get the 5th night free when you book an award stay of five nights or more.

GUARANTEED DISCOUNT: Changeable and refundable rate just for Honors members.

DIGITAL CHECK IN: Check in from your mobile device.

FREE WIFI: Self explanatory.

LATE AND EXPRESS CHECKOUT: Must be requested.

TWO FREE BOTTLES OF WATER: WHOA.

SPECIFIC HOTEL BENEFITS:

Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay
  • A daily continental breakfast in the hotel’s designated restaurant for you and up to one guest registered to the same room each day of your stay7

Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Tapestry Collection by Hilton™

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay
  • A complimentary continental breakfast for you and up to one guest registered to the same room each day of your stay
  • Executive Floor Lounge Access (available at select properties)

Canopy™ by Hilton

  • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay

Embassy Suites Hotels™

  • 1,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or three snack/refreshment choices per stay

Hilton Garden Inn™

  • 750 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or a complimentary Hot Cooked-to-Order Breakfast for you and up to one guest registered to the same room each day of your stay

Hampton by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and non-alcoholic beverage

Tru by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and 2 bottles of water per stay

Homewood Suites by Hilton™

  • 250 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or two bottles of water and sweet snack per stay

Home2 Suites by Hilton™

  • 100 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay or choice of snack and bottled water per stay

Hilton Grand Vacations™

  • 2,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points per stay

Signing up is easy, just go to Hilton’s Status Match page to fill out your info and attach proof of your other hotel status, as well as proof of a stay with that hotel program in the last year. You can apply for a status match even if you aren’t a Hilton Honors member yet- just sign up from that same page. If you’re like me and don’t know how to attach things like that, I just take a screenshot of my other status and save it to my desktop. If you’re like me and don’t know how to take a screenshot and turn it into a jpeg that you can then attach to a form, it’s super easy. Go to the page that has your status match or proof of stay and hit your computer’s ‘Print Screen’ button. I access my screenshots through DropBox, which is a free service where I store and send documents, photos, and videos. From DropBox I open my screenshot with Paint:

Click ‘Save As’.
Click ‘JPEG picture’ and save it to your desktop. Easy peasy.

A lot of Hilton’s status benefits may seem a bit hokey, but it’s a free opportunity to earn extra Hilton points if you ever stay at their properties, and a chance for free food, which I value more than points. We stayed at the Hilton Addis Ababa during my mission trip to Ethiopia last year and free buffet breakfast and lounge access really paid off for the Warckens.

Best of luck!

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