A few years ago Hilton, unknowingly, made it very easy for anyone to gain Silver and Gold Honors status. It appeared that the links they had sent out to specific companies to try and entice their employees to stay at Hilton properties had appeared within many search engines. After the rebranding of the Hilton Honors scheme a little while ago (from Hilton Honors to Hilton Honors) these links suddenly disappeared. Now it appears that through a series of links they are offering instant Hilton Silver status in their Hilton Honors scheme with no stay requirement. You can also match to Gold and Diamond Hilton status.
Fast tracking your Hilton status is a great way of getting free room upgrades if you are staying at a Hilton property (loyal members are preferred over non-members in the hotel’s eyes) and Hilton Silver status set you on the way to Hilton Gold which get you free breakfasts when staying.
The instant Hilton Honors Silver status, with fast track to Gold, works in the same way as the previous loophole. You now have the chance to upgrade to instant Hilton Silver status with just a few clicks – no hotel stay required. These offers are meant to be open to only cardholders of specific American Express cards, mainly in Singapore and Hong Kong, but the links are available publicly so anyone can register. Hilton also do not check (or are unable to check) if you actually hope that specific American Express card. There is no email verification and no address checks. This status loophole is again likely quick to be closed down so I would recommend signing up as soon as possible.
Instant Hilton Silver Status
To receive instant Hilton Silver status choose from the links below.
- Sign up using the American Express Singapore Airlines link, to get instant Silver status with Hilton hotels.
- Sign up using the American Express Hong Kong Platinum Credit Card link, to get instant Silver status with Hilton hotels.
- Sign up using the Hilton Silver Winback link, to get instant Silver status with Hilton hotels (1 stay required).
Not a Hilton Honors member: Sign up to Hilton Honors, then register for instant Silver status using the link above.
Hilton Gold & Diamond Status Match
Last year Hilton introduced one of the best status match schemes in the hotel industry. Now they have extended their hotel status match policy, allowing you to get instant Hilton Honors status from now up until 31st March 2021. Status from other hotel groups can easily be transferred across to Hilton hotels by using their simple online form. The status match can be used to match to Hilton Honors Silver, Gold or Diamond. Using this as a Hilton Diamond status match is a quick way of transferring across status instead of accumulating 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 base points.
The status match is valid instantly for 90 days, designed to give you a taste of elite status, and is extended until 31st March 2021 depending on which level you match to and if you stay with Hilton.
- Hilton Honors Gold status match – Complete 4 stays in 90 days to keep your status until 31st March 2021.
- Hilton Honors Diamond status match – Complete 8 stays in 90 days to keep your status until 31st March 2021.
The key to being able to meet this stay requirement is to request a status match just before you plan on making your first stay.
Even if you have a mid tier status with another hotel the match is worth considering. Hilton Honors Gold status has one of the best mid-level hotel statuses offered by a chain hotel. Hilton Honors Gold status offers a complementary breakfast for guests at the majority of their hotels, and occasionally you will receive a free room upgrade (see all Hilton Honors Gold status benefits). Hilton Diamond status, which is the top Hilton Honors level, offers lounge access in addition to the Gold benefits (see all Hilton Honors Diamond status benefits).
Match Your Existing Status To Hilton Honors
Complete the form online so Hilton can match you to a similar level in their hotel loyalty scheme, Hilton Honors. If you are not already a Hilton Honors member you can first sign up to Hilton Honors, then complete the form online to match your existing hotel status to Hilton Honors.