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  • John 999 posts

    Hypothetical question: say you are gold, and you make a 5 night booking on points (1 night free). You then drop down to silver or whatever before the date of your stay. Your free night is still ‘honored’ right?
    Not that it should impact anyone here, but if that is the case then I suppose an expiring gold member should try and make whatever points bookings they need later in the year ASAP?

    Silver gets 5th night free too.

    gtellez 162 posts

    Hypothetical question: say you are gold, and you make a 5 night booking on points (1 night free). You then drop down to silver or whatever before the date of your stay. Your free night is still ‘honored’ right?
    Not that it should impact anyone here, but if that is the case then I suppose an expiring gold member should try and make whatever points bookings they need later in the year ASAP?

    That logic sounds sensible. In fact, the free breakfasts make using up points before the status drop worthwhile too.

    Always worth checking that you/your spouse doesn’t have access to a corporate Hilton elite status offer. For spring 2024, the corporate offer is:
    – automatic Gold status
    – retain Gold with 6 nights by 29 April
    – move up to Diamond with 12 nights by 29 April
    – if under 6 nights, fall to Silver from 30 April

    Does it work for people with Gold status (to upgrade to Diamond after 12 nights)? Asking because I was looking at the regular Hilton challenge and it excludes people with gold status… I have also kept my gold status for years with Amex Platinum, with barely any stays. But I’m going to spend quite a few nights this year and it would be nice to have diamond

    bungalow 177 posts

    Hypothetical question: say you are gold, and you make a 5 night booking on points (1 night free). You then drop down to silver or whatever before the date of your stay. Your free night is still ‘honored’ right?
    Not that it should impact anyone here, but if that is the case then I suppose an expiring gold member should try and make whatever points bookings they need later in the year ASAP?

    That logic sounds sensible. In fact, the free breakfasts make using up points before the status drop worthwhile too.

    Always worth checking that you/your spouse doesn’t have access to a corporate Hilton elite status offer. For spring 2024, the corporate offer is:
    – automatic Gold status
    – retain Gold with 6 nights by 29 April
    – move up to Diamond with 12 nights by 29 April
    – if under 6 nights, fall to Silver from 30 April

    Does it work for people with Gold status (to upgrade to Diamond after 12 nights)? Asking because I was looking at the regular Hilton challenge and it excludes people with gold status… I have also kept my gold status for years with Amex Platinum, with barely any stays. But I’m going to spend quite a few nights this year and it would be nice to have diamond

    Doesn’t work. You have to have “earned” Gold to add the extra 20 nights for Diamond, with Amex Plat Gold, for Diamond you would need to stay all 60 nights to qualify (or 30 stays).

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