Hilton has offered matches to its Gold and Diamond tiers for years with varying terms and halving the number of nights to complete it in 2021.,,Hilton continues to match to Gold status upfront for 90 days, during which the member can retain it or advance to Diamond
through March 31, 2023, by consuming 5 or 9 nights. Hilton has slightly changed the T&Cs of the match on Thursday (February 25).
,You can access Hilton’s page for the status match
here and status-related benefits
here.,READ MORE: Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions, You get Gold trial status for 90 days. You then need to consume during that period:,Note that all qualifying nights count towards the match, including award nights.
EDIT: The T&Cs state that award nights are not eligible for this match. They have, however, traditionally counted.,Most nights booked through third-party platforms (read OTAs) are not valid to earn points or nights with Honors and won’t qualify for this matching program either.,,Hilton lists “other” but then states that they would only match programs listed on the drop-down menu.,,You must send a copy of your membership card (can be a screenshot) or your most recent account activity (screenshot) and proof of a stay at a hotel within the past
24 months.,You should black out any other information than your name and the account number. Note that you must send this information in JPG format only (PNG is quite popular today).,Once you have uploaded the info, you should hear back from Hilton within a week. The Gold status is valid for 90 days, and the expiry date is shown on the email. You need to do the 5 or 9 nights (note
NIGHTS, not
STAYS) to keep it or be upgraded to Diamond.,
,Conclusion,It is nice that Hilton has decided to halve the number of nights consumed within 90 days for both Gold and Diamond matches, considering that they did the same for those qualifying the traditional way this year.,Honors Gold is the most useful midtier status among the hotel programs as it comes with a complimentary breakfast.,Here are the terms and conditions,

  • Your proof from the competitor must be from the last 24 months (Previously 12)
  • The processing time has gone from 5 to 7 business to 7 to 12 (remember BUSINESS DAYS – processing the match can now take more than TWO WEEKS).