Hilton has a four tier Loyalty program where members start from a blue (basic) followed by silver, Gold and the top most level is Diamond where each level is earned with more stays and nights in a calendar year. Blue and Silver are very basic and hardly get you any good benefits. Gold and Diamond benefits get you Early Check-in, late checkout, Free Breakfast (savings can be huge here) additional bonus Hilton points for each stay (25% Bonus for Gold and 50% for Diamond) and access to executive floor lounge in Hilton properties when available which gets you free drinks, snacks and meals throughout the day.
To achieve or retain HHonors Gold status, you need to earn either:
(1) 20 stays in a calendar year, or
(2) 40 nights in a calendar year, or
(3) 75,000 HHonors Base Points in a calendar year
Another way to earn Hilton status is by applying for the Citi Hilton Reserve card which comes with two free nights at any Hilton Worldwide plus gold status as long as you have the card. The annual fees on this card is $95 (not waived)
You can learn about all the benefits of various levels here
Well I guess unless you travel a lot on work attaining these many stays and nights could be challenging. I will share with you a secret way to earn Hilton Gold status with just four stays
Make sure you are already registered with Hilton and have an HHonors number. Next go to this website – HHonors.com/amexta
Enter you Hilton HHonors number and password and click on Enroll now. That’s it make sure you complete 4 stays at any Hilton properties in the next 90 days to quickly earn the gold status and enjoy some amazing benefits.
The website says this offer is only for American Express business travelers but looks like anyone can register and participate in the promo.