Hilton rolling out ‘keep your Diamond status with 1 stay’ – check ‘My Offers’ online
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Hilton is rolling out its ‘keep your 2022 status’ promotion to more people – including me.
You may have received an email about this yesterday.
If you didn’t, you may still be targeted. I saw the offer under ‘My Offers’ on the Hilton website last week, and indeed had completed a stay – although it hasn’t posted yet – before the email arrived.
You can check ‘My Offers’ here. Our full review of Hilton Honors is here.
What’s the deal?
As you can see from the image above, if you had Diamond Elite status in Hilton Honors last year but did not retain it, Hilton is basically giving it back to you for minimal effort.
You need to do just one stay before 31st March 2023 and your status will be rolled over. It will run until 31st March 2024.
This is a complete no-brainer if you are impacted. Even if you end up doing a mattress run at your nearest Hampton for £75 or so, you’d get your money back on one stay later in the year if it got you executive lounge access and a decent upgrade.
In theory there are variants of this offer which require two or three stays, although I don’t know anyone who received one.
If you had Gold Elite status and lost it, I believe there is a similar offer with three variants, requiring either one, two or three stays. I wouldn’t necessary do a mattress run to achieve this, since free breakfast – the key benefit of Gold – isn’t likely to save you as much as the cost of pointless hotel nights. Of course, if you need a hotel stay anyway ….
What’s the small print?
Here are the rules, which you can see under ‘My Offers’.
The only question is over whether a reward night would count or not. I am inclined to believe it would but it isn’t specifically stated.
If you didn’t get an email, you may still be targeted
Hilton seems to be rolling out these emails slowly, possibly to test the results and possibly to control any rush to book its cheapest hotels!
If you click here and log in it will bring up the ‘My Offers’ page of hilton.com.
You are looking for this:
If you thought that your Hilton Honors Diamond status was gone for good, you may have a chance to retain it for minimal cost. It is well worth doing so.
- Marriott Bonvoy is guaranteeing a soft landing to all members, so a Titanium Elite will drop no further that Platinum Elite
- Radisson, Hyatt and IHG are not (yet?) offering any deals to people who lost their status
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (March 2023)
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
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.)