How to match your existing hotel status to Best Western Diamond

One of the links in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ section in the right hand margin of the site is to  This is a modest website which is very useful.  It lets people post their experiences of using a particular hotel or airline status card to request a similar card from a competitor.

If you are interested in turning your existing hotel status into Best Western Rewards Diamond, however, you don’t need statusmatcher.  Best Western UK will automatically match anyone to Platinum or Diamond – there is even a special form (click here) on the Best Western UK site you can use.  Scroll down half-way on that page and you will see a PDF link.

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Diamond status will not change your life but it is better than nothing!

Following the Best Western Rewards changes at the start of 2016the main benefit is an upgrade and a recognition gift.  You also earn a 30% bonus on all base points earned.

Diamond would usually require 20 stays or 30 nights to achieve so it is likely to put you at the top of the status tree on any particular night at most Best Western hotels.

If your job requires you to stay at the occasional Best Western then you should certainly sign-up for Best Western Rewards and fill in the form on this page to request a match.  You may even be able to leverage that card in the future for a status match with someone else.

PS.  If you don’t have top tier status in another hotel scheme but do have Virgin Flying Club Silver or Gold status, you can use that to request a match.  Details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. Is there any time limit on this offer? I’ll be up to IHG Spire in a month or so – assume it’s worth waiting for that instead of matching my current Platinum status…

    • Just curious, how are you getting to IHG Spire? Virgin transfer, spent the past 3 months in IHG hotels, spent 35K on IHG premium card?

      • Yep, your second option – I travel a lot with work so I’ve basically lived in an IHG property every working week so far this year…

    • No, it is permanent, no rush

  2. Renwaldo says:

    Hey Rob,

    Good find, but to be honest everyone might as well just e-mail unless they fancy posting or faxing the form off to them… :)

  3. So, if you have a Hilton Honours credit card with Silver status, would that match pls?

  4. Ruth Grint says:

    Sadly some Best Western hotels need to be reminded of their own loyalty benefits. Despite booking via their own website I have usually been allocated a standard room, with no recognition gift. On one occasion I was sternly reprimanded “you should have told us at check in that you had membership”… Despite my number already being on the paperwork. When arriving at a hotel late at night after a long drive the last thing I want to do is troop back to reception and move rooms so inertia is probably what they are relying on.

  5. I did a status match 2 years ago, just in time to be diamond for life (new diamond select), so I get 50% points bonus…for ever. So I couldn’t be happier. Also it’s much better now the rewards scheme is global, all of our stays were in the USA, yet we were getting less than USA members which never sat right. Best Western aren’t great on room upgrades, but in part that down to the composition of their hotels, the one we stay at in Vegas has 400 rooms and only 2 suites, so not much chance there! I’m now splitting my time between the better BW and Hiltons.

  6. Stuart F says:

    Best Western Diamond – because crackers and water don’t consume themselves.