HHonors Elite Levels

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Note: New Hilton HHonors Platinum Credit Card from American Express and Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card from Citibank card members automatically receive Silver VIP status for the first year of membership.

Holders of a Hilton HHonors Platinum Credit Card from American Express who spend over $20,000 in a calendar year will receive Gold VIP status for the following year.

Rolling VIP Tier Upgrade: Hilton HHonors currently allows you to carry over stays from the prior calendar year to help you achieve HHonors VIP status; you can earn or maintain your VIP status based on qualifying stays, nights or Base points earned in a rolling 12-month consecutive period. This is changing effective January 2009 to a Jan 1 - Dec 31 Calendar Year period of time for elite qualification, at which time the Rolling Tier will be obsolete.

Although the HHonors terms specifically state a 12-month period, in practice a 13-month period is counted. For example, stays from April 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009 comprise the "12 month" period. N.B. HHonors will be reverting to a full (Jan 1 - Dec 31) Calendar Year January 2009; members must requalify annually to maintain status, and there is no "soft landing" to next lowest status tier.

Silver VIP: For members with at least 4 stays or 10 nights during any 12-month period* HHonors hotels. Benefits include:

  • 15% bonus on base points.
  • Complimentary use of hotel-operated health club facilities while a registered guest (where available).
  • VIP award opportunities.

Gold VIP: For members with at least 16 stays or 36 nights during any 12-month period* at HHonors hotels, or who earn 60,000 base points in any 12-month period. Benefits include the above listed, plus - dependent on the property chain:

  • 25% bonus on base points.
  • Either complimentary room upgrade upon request or amenities with every stay; room upgrade subject to space availability at check-in.
  • Hotel award blackout date exemption.

Diamond VIP: For members with at least 28 stays or 60 nights during any 12-month period* at HHonors hotels or who earn 100,000 base points in any 12-month period*. Benefits include the above listed, plus:

  • 50% bonus on base points.
  • Either complimentary room upgrade upon request or amenities with every stay; room upgrade subject to space availability at check-in.
  • Hotel availability guaranteed when reservations are made up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Hotel award blackout date exemption.

* the "any 12 month" provision reverts to "one calendar year" as of Jan 1 2009.

Once a member attains a tier level, it remains in effect through April of the second calendar year following the period in which the member qualified. Example: If a member reaches Gold in October of 2008, his/her Gold status is valid through April of 2010.

Executive Lounge Access Policy for Gold and Diamond VIPs

If you select a space-available room upgrade as your on-property VIP benefit, the following policy will apply effective August 15, 2008, at all Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts and Doubletree® hotels:

  • If you are a Gold VIP, you'll be given access to the Executive Floor lounge when you receive a room upgrade to the Executive Floor. If an Executive Floor room upgrade is unavailable, you'll still receive daily complimentary Continental breakfast in lieu of lounge access.
  • If you are a Diamond VIP, you'll enjoy access to the Executive Floor lounge, even if you don't receive a room upgrade to the Executive Floor, including daily complimentary Continental breakfast.
  • At hotels without Executive Floor lounges, Gold and Diamond VIPs will receive complimentary Continental breakfast for themselves and up to one additional registered hotel guest each day. If breakfast is included in the room rate, you'll receive an alternate welcome amenity that varies by hotel.