How To Earn Hilton Honors Gold Status in a Week

Updated in 2017

In my quest for points and status I have learned a few ways to earn status quickly. Currently, there is a Hilton MVP Gold program that offer accelerates you to Gold Status within 4 stays.   The catch of this program is you must complete four stays in 90 days. Don’t sign up unless you know you will be able to fulfill the 90 day requirement.

Hilton Gold Status benefits include:

  • Earn a 25% bonus on HHonors Base Points on all stays

  • Space-available room upgrades

  • Continental breakfast at select brands

  • Silver, Gold and Diamond elite members will receive every 5th night free on Standard Room Reward stays of 5 nights or more.

Members with Gold status receive all the benefits in the lower tiers:

  • Digital Check-In: choose your room, and customize your stay from your mobile device up to 24 hours in advance.

  • Complimentary in-room and lobby Standard Internet access during stays at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels™ and Hilton Grand Vacations

  • Quick reservations and check-ins based on your room preferences

  • Late check-out

  • Express check-out

  • 2nd Guest stays free

  • Complimentary access to fitness centers and health clubs5

  • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay (at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites Hotels™, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ hotels)

90 Days? Hold my cup as I show you how I completed in a week.

During a road trip to Florida,  when I booked my rooms for October I only had three properties in mind but 4 separate reservations:

I initially had 2 separate reservations at a hotel because my arrival date changed for a conference I was headed to in Fort Lauderdale and for some reason it was actually cheaper to do two than to modify my existing reservation. It worked out perfectly because when I arrived to the Embassy Suites, it was not a good stay. The next day I packed up my stuff and checked my bag with the concierge while I attended conference activities during the day, stay 1 completed. I used the Hilton MVP link to look up hotels in the area and found out the Hilton Marina was cheaper than Embassy (about $20 a night) and closer to where I needed to be for the next couple of days.  Stay 2 completed. After Fort Lauderdale I headed to Jacksonville for the Georgia Florida game and stayed at the Hampton Inn near the beach. I stayed for one night, stay 3 completed. During my stay I received an email that I received Silver Status.

The next day as I headed back to Atlanta, I stopped in Savannah and stayed at the Doubletree in Historic Savannah. Stay 4 completed. I was able to complete four stays in less than a week because I divided up hotel stays instead of having a long three night count as one stay. It’s a bit much for some but it worked out for me due to my travel schedule and also with the conference schedule. I was gone all day so it was easy to check out and check in to the new hotel in the evening and I was able to secure a free ride in between the properties.

Hilton Hotels

How do you sign up to fast track to gold?

Some things to note about my experience:

  • I was able to also double dip with Delta and earn miles and 250 Medallion qualification miles because I signed up prior to stay and stayed two nights on one of my stays. I accumulated about 900 Skymiles for the 4 stays.

  • It does take a while for stays to register, so if done within a week you may not get your tier status and bonus miles during the stay.

  • During my stay I asked each hotel what benefits come with the Silver Status I achieved during the trip. Some vary with snacks and things that available when checking in, so it’s always good to ask.

  • It would have been more beneficial to have the 4th stay fall in Jan, so if I completed the 4th stay on December 31st. I would have become a Gold member in Jan of 2016 and it would last until March 2018 versus March 2017 for completing at the end of this year.

  • The program can change at any time, noted in the fine print.

Do you have any other tips on how to fast track to Gold or Diamond? Comment below!

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Kim H.

Kim H. is the creator and chief editor for Work Hard Travel Well. Born and raised in College Park, Ga. She is a true "FILA" :) and UGA Alumna. Go Dawgs! She is the chief consultant for KMH Consulting where she helps companies with Marketing, Branding, Social Media and Website/Blog design.