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

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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.

Hilton Diamond 350

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.

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.

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

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.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(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.)

Comments (61)

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  • sarahluv says:

    ooo. hopefully i’ll get accor platinum by june and I can status match again. (currently matched to gold)

  • Jared says:

    I would say this development has downgraded the AMEX platinum further, the best new development has Hilton gold but now it seems that Hilton Diamond can be kept until 2018 without paying for the AMEX platinum, they will be losing me at renewal.

  • SpeedbirdABZ says:

    Wow! That took four hours from submitting my Accor Platinum details to the “Congratulations” e-mail from Hilton. Didn’t expect that. Thanks again Raffles!

    • SpeedbirdABZ says:

      Oh, only valid until 31st March 2017 though. Ho hum.

      • RTS says:

        #firstworldproblems haha

      • Alan says:

        Ah damn. Interesting that mkcol seemed to get it until 2018 too. Worth going back to them?

      • CV3V says:

        I’d go back to them and query the date. When i matched last year they messed up and set up a new account, i then asked them to combine with my existing account so i could apply the status to existing bookings. They upgraded my old account to Diamond and left the new account open as well, they seemed quite free n easy with it all!

    • Alan says:

      Wow that is good! Still waiting one day later here. If everyone starts getting it quickly I might resubmit.

  • tical says:

    does not seem there is any availability in the Maldives with the discounted rate?

  • Neil says:

    This offer didn’t really go away.

    I regularly stay in Hilton hotels and there has been a notice at receptions since the turn of the year that to get a status match just email a particular email address.

  • Heather says:


    If you had got Best Western Diamond – what do you think Hilton would status match that to??

    • Rob says:

      You could make a case for HH Diamond but they may see BW as a ‘lesser’ chain and offer Gold. Never know until you try.

      • Heather says:

        Thanks. Already have gold. But worth a try as you say. Great site

  • Pete says:

    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 ?

  • 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!

    • Alan says:

      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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