Posted by William Charles on January 15, 2019
Hotel Rewards

Published on January 15th, 2019 | by William Charles

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2019 Hilton Status Match & Challenge (90 Days Match, Status Through March 2020 After Completing Challenge)

The Offer

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  • Hilton is offering status matches to Gold and Diamond, you will receive the match for 90 days and then you can keep that level of status through March 31st, 2020 by completing the following requirements:
    • Gold: Complete 4 stays in 90 days
    • Diamond: Complete 8 stays in 90 days
  • To receive the status match you need comparable status with another hotel and also proof that you’ve stayed at that hotel within the last 12 months

The Fine Print

  • 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.

Our Verdict

Keep in mind that award, cash & points and cash stays all count towards the stay requirements for keeping status. Obviously you’ll want to wait until you have an upcoming stay or stays before requesting the match/challenge.

Hat tip to OMaaT



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Rudy
Rudy

sad, hotel only. I was thinking what I can do with my free trial of AA platinum status 😀

sevillada
sevillada

or get the aspire card, which is worth it 🙂 (at least for the first year/bonus combo 🙂 )

Jeff
Jeff

They rejected my Hyatt Explorist because they said it’s not part of their Status Challenge?

Dennis
Dennis

Do you have “full” Explorist status, or is it from the temporary 90-day Explorist offer or something? Just trying to think why that could be the case.

AJ777
AJ777

Any indication of how long this promotion will run for? thanks

Abey

+1

WR
WR

Meh, just get the Aspire and be done with it. 150k points, 1 free night, $250×2 airline credit, $250 resort credit, and Diamond status for $450. Going out of your way to do a status challenge seems kind of silly.

Sean
Sean

About a week ago I got matched to hilton diamond through my IHG Platinum membership for free. So now I can have an access to the exec lounge on my next trip. That’s not silly. It’s AMAZING!

Abey

Nice. So IHG platinum equals Hilton Diamond?

Sean
Sean

Yes. I have the old $49 fee one. I sent them photo of my actual IHG membership card. I was surprised it only took two business days to get upgraded.

Kenny
Kenny

Wait, I thought IHG Spire = Hilton Diamond and IHG Platinum = Hilton Gold.

Can you share a screenshot of the email confirming your status match?

Sean
Sean

I already deleted the email though but my Hilton account is now updated. It’s true, I was upgraded with only IHG Platinum to Diamond and did not request it so I I’m expecting only for Gold. Maybe the employee who’s handling my request thinks ihg plat and hilton diamond is both top tier. Lucky me! lol..

kitty's mama
kitty's mama

did you have to show proof of as stay as well? thanks

Syn999
Syn999

Can I do again if I have done it

Sarah D
Sarah D

Do certificate stays count?

Faz
Faz

No

You need to spend at least a dollar to trigger a night stay or else it doesnt show up as night.
Unfortunately I didn’t knew it before and missed my chance, was short of one night. Hilton rep confirmed” no points stay counts toward status match promotion.”

Austin
Austin

Does this work with Wyndham diamond?

suljaga
suljaga

NO I GOT TURNED DOWN

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