Hilton Status Match via Email

The recent announcement of Starwood merging with Marriott has created an incredible opportunity for Hilton to poach Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) elite members. Hyatt started the status match craziness last week and now Hilton is getting on the bandwagon. Hilton made the status match announcement on Flyertalk yesterday, and I’ve included the Hilton status match instructions below.

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Hilton HHonors Elite Levels

 

Although I do stay in Hilton properties from time to time, I am not particularly impressed by the HHonors program. HHonors has undergone a massive devaluation over the last five years, and it doesn’t make the program very attractive in comparison to SPG or Hyatt. That being said, there is no reason not to status match. I’m sure I’ll get some value of the status match in the next year. I will confirm status matches over the next couple days.

Thrifty Tip: Unlike the Hyatt Status match, Hilton is not requiring any night requirements. So if you were matched from SPG Gold to Hyatt Diamond, you should be able to leverage your new Hyatt Diamond status to get Hilton Diamond, even if you’ve never stayed a night in a Hyatt hotel!

 

How to Match:

  1. Hilton is matching status for 2016. Submit your request by January 11, 2016. You’ll enjoy that status through March 2017.
  2. Email Hilton at [email protected] with your HHhonors number and a screenshot of your elite tier status in another program.
  3. Expect a match within 5 business days.

 

HHonors Benefits: 

  • 50% point bonus (25% for Gold)
  • 48-hour room guarantee
  • 5th night free on award stays (also available to Silver and Gold)
  • Complimentary premium internet access
  • Breakfast is included at Conrad, Curio, DoubleTree and Hilton hotels (also available to Gold)
  • Late check out (also available to Silver and Gold)
  • No charge for a second guest (also available to Silver and Gold)
  • Complimentary fitness center access (also available to Silver and Gold)
  • Room upgrades (also available to Gold)
  • Executive lounge access

 

Bottom Line

I’d recommend submitting your Hilton status match quickly. Hyatt got slammed last weekend with requests and it took them days to respond to requests for status matches. Although I’m very concerned what the Starwood-Marriott merger will mean for the SPG program, having status match up to Hyatt Diamond/Hilton Diamond status will be very exciting in 2016.

 

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