My original article is here – I won’t repeat all of the details again.
You receive Hilton HHonors Gold status if you complete just three stays at any Hilton Group hotel. Even reward stays count. The Gold status will last until March 2017.
Hilton HHonors Gold status has the best mid-tier benefits of any hotel loyalty scheme. The full list is here but the key ones are an upgrade (which you usually get) and free breakfast, except at Waldorf-Astoria properties.
Hilton has now changed the promotion rules.
How has Hilton changed the rules?
The promotion says that you must complete your three stays within 90 days of registration via this website.
Originally, the final day for registration was December 31st. This meant that it was possible to complete your 3rd stay in 2016 – and this would have meant your Gold status would run until March 2018. The rule is that you get status for the remainder of the year you earn it, all of the following year and until March of the year after that.
Hilton has changed the closing date for registration to September 30th.
This means that it is now impossible to finish this promotion in 2016 and thus get status until March 2018. Whenever you sign up, your Gold status will ‘only’ last until March 2017.
This is still an excellent promotion, and one which is worth moving three stays to Hilton Group hotels this Autumn, but it is a little less exciting than it was.
You can register for the promotion here. The 90 days starts ticking from the date you register.
How to earn Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards (July 2021)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly via American Express Gold, the American Express Rewards Credit Card and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold and Business Platinum.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)