Hilton & Hyatt Diamond Status Match Update
After Marriott announced they were acquiring Starwood, the hotel loyalty space went sort of crazy. First, Hyatt began matching just about everyone to their Diamond tier 🙁 and then Hilton followed suit with a Diamond status match of their own. I have been receiving a few questions about these matches, so I thought I would update everyone.
Hyatt Diamond Match Latest
In the beginning, Hyatt was matching elites from a variety of programs and levels. For example, I know people who were matched from IHG Platinum and even SPG Gold to Hyatt Diamond. It was a bonanza. Of course all good things must come to an end and it did. Sort of. Hyatt still has their Diamond match in tact, but it is much much stricter.
Here is a response that a reader received recently regarding eligibility for the match:
In order to qualify for Diamond Tier status, you would need to be Platinum with Starwood Platinum with at least 20 nights in the last 12 months.
This means that Hyatt isn’t matching anyone but Starwood Platinum members and they upped to stay requirement quite a lot. In the beginning they were only requiring one night, but now it seems to be 20 nights in the last 12 months. If you are a Starwood Platinum who fits that description, it seems you are still eligible, but everyone else is out of luck.
Hilton Diamond Match Latest
Hilton’s Diamond status isn’t nearly as generous as Hyatt’s but their match is still going strong. I know people are still successfully getting matched to Diamond status with top tier status in a variety of programs. In the past few days I have heard from people who were matched from SPG Platinum, Hyatt Diamond and even IHG Platinum. It is still possible.
How to Request a Match
I covered both of these matches when they first became available and you can find out how to request a match in those original posts.
Your Data Points?
Have you recently been matched to either Hyatt or Hilton Diamond status? Feel free to share your data points in the comments. Which program were you matched from? How long did it take? Thanks!