Hilton status match back – plus 40% off in Asia / Australasia / India / Maldives flash sale – plus US sale extended

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(Edit, 22nd April:  Hilton has withdrawn the link for this specific offer from its website.  However, you can still request a status match via this page of hilton.com.)

Late last year, Hilton ran a hugely popular status match promotion.  Both my wife and I are now Hilton HHonors Diamond (top tier) until next March.

This promotion is now back.

This offer was emailed to selected people.  In the small print, it states that the offer is non-transferable.  It doesn’t seem that targetted though – the site even reminds you that you need to join Hilton HHonors first in order to do a match so it isn’t even just aimed at existing members.   It is also worth noting that Hilton has been consistently matching people in recent weeks who rang up and asked nicely!

You have nothing to lose by giving it a try.  They can only say no ….

The link to request your match is here.

Hilton Diamond 350

You will need two things:

A scan of your membership card in another hotel programme or a screenshot showing your status

Proof of a recent hotel stay with that brand, such as a scanned receipt or a screenshot from your rewards account showing recent activity

The offer runs until 30th June.

Status is valid until 31st March 2018 which is standard Hilton policy – the remainder of the current year, all of the next year and then a three-month grace period until March.

Even mid-tier Hilton Gold status is worth having if you are, for example, Starwood Gold.  Hilton Gold gets you free breakfast at most brands, plus an upgrade of some sort.  Hilton Diamond, the top tier status, gets you guaranteed lounge access at hotels which have one.  These are good benefits to have.

Full details of Hilton status benefits by tier can be found here.  The form to request your match is here.

And an Asia / Australia / India / Maldives flash sale now on!

As I mentioned briefly yesterday, Hilton is running an Asia / Australasia / India / Maldives flash sale until Monday.  See here for details.

The deals are valid for stays for the whole of 2016.

The headline saving is an impressive 40% off the standard flexible rate – albeit these bookings are non-refundable – so it is worth looking to see if any existing Hilton bookings you have should be rebooked.  It may also be worth cancelling redemptions and rebooking for cash if the rate is low enough.

Note that the offer excludes Hilton Tokyo, Hilton Osaka, Hilton Colombo, Hilton Colombo Residences and all properties in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Full details can be found on this special page of hilton.com.

Finally ….

The North America / Latin America Hilton flash sale, due to end this morning, has been extended by another 48 hours.  This offers discounts of up to 25%.

If you thought you’d missed out, you can still book 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. Does anyone know if they send a confirmation email to advise of the upgraded status / match ?

    I didnt have any stays in last 12 months with accor plat so made a £20 booking for last night at the ibis in bucharest. But does a ‘stay’ mean you physically have to check in ?

  2. Diksa says:

    Thanks Raffles! It matched my Starwood Gold status within days (less than one wee!
    It does state until March 2017 – not 2018. Any idea what I can do – I could not find the information online? Cheers!

    • I’ve had no reply when trying to extend my match to March 2018 – I note the Hilton website also no longer says 2018 as it used to – has anyone actually received it until then??

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