Just a quick update here. Since late last year Hilton has been offering status matches on and off, all the way up to their top tier Diamond status.
Yesterday I posted about how the status match page had been taken down, and the link now simply redirected to the Hilton HHonors homepage. Given how generous the offer has been, I wasn’t surprised that they pulled the offer a bit early.
Anyway, reader David pointed out that there is still a working link for Hilton HHonors status matches. Now, I’m not sure if Hilton intentionally changed the URL for the status match opportunity, or if this was simply another link which worked all along, and they haven’t had the chance to take it down yet.
Either way, it’s tough to beat the current status match opportunity, as you can get matched all the way through March 2018, which gives you almost two full years of status with a match. If you have status with any other major hotel chain and can prove at least one stay, you should be able to match to Hilton HHonors Gold or Diamond.