Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jump on this Easy Hilton Diamond Status!

*Update 1/4/16*
I have been successfully upgraded to Diamond! I matched from Platinum Elite IHG. My father's account was upgraded to Gold from matching SPG Gold. 

Hilton is offering free Diamond Elite Status through March 2017. All you have to do is show your status with another hotel program. If you have what I call a staple for travel hacking, Chase IHG MasterCard, you automatically get Platinum Elite status with IHG, which qualifies you for the status match.

Matching gives you great benefits such as getting you free drinks and free food at Hilton hotels that have an executive lounge. 

Usually you’d need 30 stays, 60 nights, or 120,000 Hilton base points in a calendar year to earn Hilton Diamond elite status.  So this is an amazing offer!
With Hilton Diamond elite status, you’ll get perks like:
  • Complimentary access to the Executive Lounge (if the hotel has one), even if you’re not upgraded to a room on the executive floor
  • Free breakfast at many Hilton brand hotels, including Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, ConradCurio, and DoubleTree (At Homewood Suites by Hilton you already get free breakfast so they give you Pepperidge Farm cookies.)
  • Room upgrades when available
  • 50% point bonus on paid stays
  • A guaranteed room if you book at least 48 hours prior to arrival (with some restrictions)
  • Complimentary premium Internet access
  • Late check-out when available

You can also match if you have status at these loyalty programs:
Marriott Rewards
Hyatt Gold Passport
Choice Privileges  

You just need to take a screenshot of your account showing your status or your rewards card. Then upload to the above website! It says you will get an email within 5 business days. I just submitted today so I will post an update when I hear back. 

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