Late last year Hilton began offering outright status matches, which is something they didn’t historically otherwise offer. There’s a good chance this was a competitive move in response to the merger between Marriott and Starwood, and them wanting to welcome any road warriors who were maybe looking to switch around their loyalty.
Or maybe it was just part of Hilton HHonors seemingly trying harder in the past year, as they did a great job with their promotions last year, despite them announcing at the beginning of last year that they wouldn’t offer as many global promotions.
While the status match promotion seemed to be paused for a while, Hilton brought back the status match webpage a few weeks ago, and even made the matches valid through March 2018, meaning you get almost two years of status out of a status match.
The terms of the status match promotion said that they’d match through March 2018, though like all of these promotions, it’s subject to change and at their discretion.
While Hilton had a dedicated status match webpage, it has now been taken down. When you follow the link to the status match webpage you’ll simply be redirected to the Hilton HHonors homepage.
I suspect for now Hilton has probably reached their quota on status matches, which is why they took down the site. Or perhaps they think offering matched status for two years is just too generous. Regardless, it seems they had a change of heart for now, which I can’t blame them for, since they were by far the most generous with status matching over the past several months.
If you’re interested in a status match it can’t hurt to email Hilton HHonors and ask, but I’m guessing that’s it for now. I suspect status matches will return again at some point.
(Tip of the hat to Becky)