One of the links in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ section in the right hand margin of the site is to statusmatcher.com. 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 Diamond status will not change your life but it is better than nothing!
Following the Best Western Rewards changes at the start of 2016, the 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.)