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Per BlondeBomber on Flyertalk, Hilton is apparently letting Diamond members who have requalified for their elite status already use stays through the end of the year towards 2018 status.
YOU’RE DIAMOND FOR 2017!
NOW STAYS THROUGH DEC. 31 COUNT TOWARDS 2018
For the rest of the year, your stays will count towards your 2018 tier status qualifiction. (sic)
Marriott already offers rollover nights, with the nights earned above those needed to qualify for your status tier giving you a head start on status next year.
Starwood at one time offered something similar as a promotion during the Great Recession. And of course Delta introduced roll over of excess elite qualfiying miles at the same time.
Diamond normally takes 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 HHonors Base Points.
I do not ‘get’ actually going out of one’s way to earn Hilton HHonors Diamond status.
- It’s super easy to earn with a credit card. For instance, spend $40,000 in a year on the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card and you get Diamond status.
- Diamond’s published benefits aren’t materially better than Gold (and you get that status just for having the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card or the Platinum Card by American Express.
Hilton Diamond members are guaranteed club lounge access (at brands where this applies) while Gold members only receive it ‘based on availability’ however I’ve rarely seen Gold members denied lounge access and when they are they get restaurant breakfast.
Hotels are allowed to give Diamond members suite upgrades but they are under no obligation to do so. I have only ever been assigned a suite at the Hilton Colombo.
I’ve only had a couple of Hilton stays this year. I’m a current Gold (by credit crad) so don’t have the rollover offer in my account.
If you do qualify for Diamond based on hotel activity, and have already done so, if you have the option for rollover nights along with current promotions you have a reason to continue staying.