Hilton changes VIP requirements to qualify for elite status.

As of January 1, 2013, Hilton will adjust the requirements to qualify for elite status.

To qualify for Gold status: 20 stays, 40 nights, or attain 75,000 Base Points within the calendar year. (it was 16 stays, 36 nights or 60,000 HHonors Base Points)

To qualify for Diamond status:  30 stays, 60 nights, or attain 120,000 Base Points. (it was 28 stays, 60 nights or 100,000 HHonors Base Points)

All other tier level qualifications, as well as elite status received through Hilton HHonors credit cards and partners, will remain the same.



Kevin December 3, 2012 at 01:45 pm

Makes the $40K Hilton Surpass card spend for Diamond look even better.

While I'm not a fan of them raising the limits of stays, at least they made some program enhancements in 2012.

Abidjan December 3, 2012 at 03:57 pm

On the stay front for Diamonds, not a big deal. Maybe an extra $90 via a two-stay mattress run.

Damian December 4, 2012 at 02:44 am

@ Kevin I do not think they made many "enhancements" giving away gold with the new citi visa and some many promos. Cut back in many lounges around the world, and the Suite upgrade Policy is a joke. Good hotels are giving away suite upgrades (but did before the change) but the hotels by the book only give suites to people who book one cat below a suite.

Damian December 4, 2012 at 02:45 am

I also think the email about HH program changes has a little lie in it, "For the past ten years, we have not changed the qualifications for Gold and Diamond status" This is not true at all! A few years back they changed from a rolling calendar to standard calendar. This was a major change to qualifications. Why be so misleading? I understand the changes but why justify it with misleading info?!?!?