Fast Track To Hilton Honors Gold Status

Updated in 2018

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:

  • A 25% bonus on HHonors Base Points on all stays

  • Upgrades based on availability

  • 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 clubs

  • 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 at 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 Fort Lauderdale Marina was cheaper than Embassy (about $20 a night) and close 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 use the Hilton MVP program to save 20% off each hotel and fast track to Gold Status with 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 Hilton Honors gold status?

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!