From September 8th, Hilton will be offering an interesting offer for its Hilton Honors program. Stays until the end of the year will not only give you twice as many points, but also double status nights. As you can use this for the status match, you could ideally reach the diamond status with only 9 nights.
It is irrelevant when you booked the stay. It is only important that they stay take place between September 8th and December 31st, 2020, and that you book directly on Hilton.com. You also first need to sign up via the following link:
Except for a few exceptions in North America, you’ll always earn at least 10 points for each US-dollar spent (without taxes & fees) at Hilton Honors. One night for €100 (~US$119) would therefore regularly get you roughly 1,190 Hilton Honors points. With this promotion, you would get 2,380 points.
Additionally, you’ll also get the status bonus (20% for Silver, 80% for Gold, 100% for Diamond). As these points are added and not multiplied, a Diamond member would receive 3,570 points in the aforementioned example.
Double Status Nights
Getting double status nights is even more interesting than the additional points as Hilton Honors has not only extended everyone’s status but also stated that all of this year’s nights will count for 2021.
So, if you sleep 10 nights in a Hilton hotel this year, you’ll start next year with 20 status nights, meaning that you’d already have half of the required nights for the Hilton Honors Gold status. These are the tiers’ requirements:
- Hilton Honors Silver from 10 nights (or 4 stays)
- Hilton Honors Gold from 40 nights (or 20 stays)
- Hilton Honors Diamond from 60 nights (or 30 stays)
Qualifying through stays has, however, not been simplified. This really only applies to nights.
Status Match: Hilton Honors Diamond With Only 9 Nights
For some time, Hilton Honors has been offering a status match challenge for the Gold and even Diamond status. If you accumulate 10 nights within 3 nights, you’ll get the Gold status, and with 18 nights you’ll even get the Diamond status, incl. guaranteed lounge access:
As YHBU found out, the double nights also count toward the status match, meaning that a mere 9 nights at a cheap Hilton (e.g. in Poland) would suffice to keep the Diamond status until March 2022.
Important: Only Bookings Made Directly at Hilton.com Count
All of these benefits will only be granted if you book an eligible rate, which basically means that you need to book your stay directly on hilton.com. Bookings through third-party websites, such as Expedia or Booking.com, are not eligible. Travel-Industry rates are also not eligible.
Translated by Ditmar Lange