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Last week, I wrote about how Hilton is (was?) offering status matches to customers who have status in other programs.
This followed up Hyatt’s move to ALSO give out Diamond status earlier in the week, probably as a response to Marriott’s purchase of the Starwood hotel group. As for me, after even fantasizing about the 7 places I’d go with my new Hyatt Diamond status, I ended up only getting matched to Hyatt Platinum 🙁
Anyone gotten their new Hilton status yet?
I imagine that with the long weekend, Hilton is working through a HUGE backlog of status match requests. I did see a post from Miles to Memories that he had been matched from his Hyatt Diamond to Hilton Diamond. He was one of the first people to post about this, so I imagine that his request was fairly early in the queue.
Personally, I sent my request to firstname.lastname@example.org at Wednesday at 8:14 p.m. Eastern time and have not yet heard anything. The reports from the Flyertalk thread don’t report anyone else that has heard anything.
I’m “only” IHG Platinum since I didn’t get matched to Hyatt Diamond, so I’m not entirely sure that I’ll get matched to Hilton Diamond anyways, and I’m already Hilton Gold so it might not get me anything anyways.
Anyone else heard back from Hilton yet? Leave a note in the comments if you have or haven’t, with a note of when you sent your email in and what status you are matching from. Hopefully that will give everyone an idea of when they might expect to hear something.
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I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. I saw the post from a German blog, saw the FlyerTalk post and applied, and tweeted about it before any of the mainstream blogs got it out there. I still haven’t heard anything back yet.
And following up, I got it Monday afternoon – matched to Diamond!
I’m pretty much in the same situation as you and I haven’t heard back yet either.
12/2 Just heard back. Received Hilton Diamond (had been Gold on Surpass Card), based on IHG platinum. Wasn’t able to get Hyatt Diamond, though, only have Platinum through Hyatt credit card.
I’m still waiting as well. It’s not a huge deal if this doesn’t work out, since I have gold status through AX, but still would be nice for upcoming stays.
No match yet
Sent req on Nov 25, they emailed an automated email back on nov 26th asking for the same info (hhonor # and screenshot of status. Emailed back, same day, with the info)
Sent mine in at Wednesday night 11/25 7:01 EST and received auto response back from Hilton at 8:18. Still havent received the match yet. Requesting match from Hyatt Diamond.
Yup, just checked. Now I’m showing HH Diamond status. Sent my request in on Wednesday at 4:55 EST. Requested a match from SPG Plat.
Sent mine in @ 6:15 EST on Friday — no change — yet!
Received Diamond status match today at 4 PM EST from Diamond Match REQUEST LAST WEDNESDAY @ 6:15 PM.
I sent mine on 5p Wed and just got matched an hour ago.
IHG Platinum to Hilton Diamond.
Well, that encourages me to send in my wife’s platinum IHG status to get Hilton Diamond. I am already diamond without the match and we are going to be spending at least 25 nights in Hong Kong, Japan, and China Hiltons in the next year with our 4 children, so two diamonds would definitely come in handy. It will also encourage us to stay in more domestic Hiltons.
Only gave me platinum.
What did you use to match?
wait, who gave you platinum? Not Hilton
Please get your status levels correct.
There is no such thing as HHonors Platinum!
Sorry got mixed up. It was Hyatt, not Hilton. I used my SPG gold. Should I try Hilton or not bother.
I sent them an e-mail last week when all the tweets started chirping. I only have mid-tier status with other chains including Hilton. Got a reply today saying they didn’t do a match because I was already Gold through 2017 due to Amex. I have several AX cards (none of them are the Hilton AX) and honestly don’t remember how I got it? Nice to know that I have status for another year.