If you have Gold status or above with any other hotel program, then Hilton Honors is offering to match it at the equivalent level.
- Matches status from Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, IHG Rewards Club, Hyatt Gold Passport, Choice Privileges or any other hotel loyalty program
- You’ll get a free status match for 90 days
- You can extend your status for two years until March 2019 if you complete four stays (for Gold) or eight stays (for Diamond) within that 90-day period
- You’ll need to show proof of existing status and previous stays in your application
- Only one status match per lifetime, i.e. previous recipients cannot apply again
Why this offer is valuable
I’d imagine that a decent number of readers who do have hotel status might have it from Velocity Gold, which already offers Honors Gold alongside IHG Rewards Club Gold.
IHG Rewards Gold isn’t particularly valuable but Honors Gold is, with free breakfast as the biggest win.
For those with the Citi Prestige or an Amex Membership Rewards card, both of which can transfer points to Hilton Honors, Gold and Diamond status is also valuable as it will offer you the fifth night free on award redemptions, handy for reducing the cost of longer stays.
Diamond offers lounge access and additional points on top the benefits of Gold.
You can read more about status and benefits in our introduction to the Hilton Honors program.
There doesn’t seem to be an expiration date on this promotion but we’d suggest getting in sooner rather than later (depending on when you are planning Hilton stays to extend your status).