Hilton Honors Status Match Challenge: Gold & Silver

Hilton HHonors Status Match Challenge

Hilton Hotels‘ reward program Hilton Honors is offering a Status Match Challenge. If you participate, you’ll be upgraded to Hilton Honors Gold for 90 days. If you gather 5 hotel nights by the end of the 90 days trial period, you will be upgraded permanently through March 31, 2023. By gathering 9 or more hotel nights within the 90 days trial period, you will even be upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond Status.

Hilton Honors Gold is quite worth it: It includes free breakast and, depending on availability, an upgrade in Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree and Curio Hotels! Additional benefits of Hilton Honors Diamond include Executive Lounge access and free premium Wi-Fi.


To take part in this status match challenge, you’ll need photographic proof of your membership in a competing reward program. A picture of your membership card or a screenshot will be enough. Further, you’ll need to proof that you stayed at one of this chains hotel over the past 12 months. Again, a screenshot of your reservation or a copy of your receipt will suffice.

You’ll need to send this documents to statusmatch.hiltonhonors.com. Within two weeks, you should receive an answer.

Confirmed Matches

These matches were acknowledged during Hilton’s last status match challenge. Please note that an immediate match to Diamond is not possible anymore:

  • Best Western Rewards Diamond = Gold or Diamond
  • Global Hotel Alliance Platinum = Diamond
  • Club Carlson Concierge = Diamond
  • IHG Ambassador Spire Elite = Diamond
  • Accor Le Club Gold = Gold
  • Melia Rewards Gold = Gold
  • Marriott Rewards Gold = Gold
  • Club Carlson Gold Elite = Gold
  • IHG Rewards Club Gold = Gold
  • Melia Rewards Silver = Silver

If you have any additions or noticed that this data is out of date, please leave a comment.

Hilton HHonors Status Match Bestätigung
Hilton Honors’ confimation.

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Member of HHonors Silver, Gold or Diamond enjoy following benefits:

By simply registering to Hilton Honors, your status will be Blue, granting the following benefits:

  • Digital Check-in
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and lobby
  • Late-Check-Out (based on availability)
  • Express check-out
  • Complimentary stay for a second guest (in the same room)

In addition Silver adds the following benefits:

  • 15% more points
  • 5 Reward Nights at the price of 4
  • Free Access to Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay

Starting with Hilton Honors Gold, things get really interesting:

  • 25% more points
  • Upgrade to a superior room based on availability
    Possible upgrades to Executive Floor Room with lounge access in Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts und Curio
  • Free breakfast or 1,000 points at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Garden Inn und Curio Hotels & Resorts
  • + additional points or other minor benefits in smaller hotels

Diamond members enjoy following additional benefits:

  • 50% more points
  • Executive Lounge accces without an Executive Floor room in Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree und Curio Hotels und nur dort wo eine Lounge verfügbar ist.
  • 48 hours room guarantee (although at the highest available rate)
  • Complimentary Premium-WiFi
  • + additional points or other minor benefits in smaller hotels

While these are generally great benefits, participating hotels may find reasons to deny you some of them. Finding the corresponding regulations in Hilton’s terms of service can be a challenge itself.

Important: Only Stays Booked Directly at Hilton Count!

The booked rate has to be eligible to earn points. Bookings made via travel agencies (Expedia, Hotels.com, eBookers…) are not! You need to have booked directly on hilton.com.

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