UPDATES 2021:Having high elite status with a certain hotel rewards program can yield substantial benefits during your stay at that particular hotel chain. Each hotel program may require several nights in order to achieve higher tier status, but fortunately, there's a shortcut method known as "status match" to achieve elite status for the following hotel programs: Accor, Choice, Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott Radisson, and Wyndham. UPDATE: Marriott decided to pull out the following status challenge/match offer. Registration is closed. Don't miss it again. Subscribe to our blog's posts below.UPDATE: Marriott decided to pull out the following status challenge/match offer. Registration is closed. Don't miss it again. Subscribe to our blog's posts below.
Added an opportunity to earn Hyatt Globalist status after 10 stayed nights through the new Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card offer.
M life status match offer returns! Stop by the M life desk to request a status match through January 31, 2022.
Added an additional way to request the Hyatt status challenge.
American Airlines Elite Members Receive Fast Track Challenge & Earn Up to World of Hyatt Globalist Elite Status:
Marriott Offers Automatic Platinum Elite Status Trial to Amazon Employees
IHG Rewards Club is offering Gold & Platinum Elite Fast Track.
Bad News: Marriott decided to pull out the status match and challenge offer. Registration for it is closed, but Good News is below:
Good News: Marriott is offering 50% elite night credits based on each Marriott Bonvoy Member's elite status in 2020 and Ambassador Elite status can now be achieved by spending $14k at Marriott properties instead of $20k. See post below under Marriott.
Hilton is lowering the status challenge requirement by 50% as well.
Hyatt is lowering the requirements by 50% for earning all elite tiers in 2021.
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How to Request Status Match with Best Westernherepost
How to Request Status Match with ChoiceStatus_Match@choicehotels.comStatus_Match_EU@choicehotels.com
Choice Privileges Member Number
Proof of Elite status in another hotel program:
Screenshot or copy of your other program's loyalty card (with expiration date) Or, screenshot or copy of other program's current statement or account status page.
Gold: Stay 5 nights within your 90 day trial period to keep Gold status through March 31, 2023.
Diamond: Stay 9 nights within your 90 day trial period and we’ll upgrade your status to Diamond through March 31, 2023.
How to Request Status Match with HiltonhereEditor's Note:American Express Hilton Aspire Card.Hilton Honors Diamond
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card Highlights
Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend $4,000 within the first 3 months. 150k is the highest offer on this card. I value Hilton points at 0.4 cents a piece, so the 150k offer is worth about $600.
$450 Annual Fee, not waived for the first year. However, you receive the card's benefits that outweigh this annual fee substantially.
Complimentary Hilton's highest elite Diamond status for room upgarde, executive lounge access with free food and drinks, late checkout...
$250 Hilton resort credit upon approval and every card membership year.
$250 airline fee credit every calendar year.
$100 on-property credit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts.
One Weekend Night Reward after approval and every year after renewal.
Complimentary airport lounge access for you and 2 guests.
Access to Amex Offers for statement credits on shopping, travel, dining and entertainment.
No foreign transaction fee.
HyattWorld of Hyatt Credit CardHere's how you would do this. Be sure to complete the following tasks before December 31, 2021:
You apply for the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card from now through September 30, 2021. You will be able to earn two (2) Hyatt tier-qualifying night credits for each night you stay through December 31, 2021, after the approval of the card.
Receive 5 Elite Night Credits: Immediately after the approval of the Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card, you receive automatic 5 elite night credits without completing any tasks.
Receive 6 Elite Night Credits: Every time you spend $5,000 on the card, you receive 2 elite night credits. The Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card now offers up to 60,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend $15,000. This means that you can get a total of 6 elite night credits after you spend $15,000 on the card in addition to the 60,000 bonus Hyatt points. Meanwhile, you also earn one Hyatt Free Night Award.
Receive 20 Elite Night Credits: Hyatt has reduced the requirements for reaching the Globalist in 2021 by 50%. Therefore, you just need at least 30 elite night credits to qualify for Hyatt's top-tier Globalist status. So after the approval of your Hyatt credit card, stay 10 nights whether you pay with cash or Hyatt points, you will receive 20 elite night credits. The 10 stayed nights do not have to be consecutive nights, but you must complete each night by December 31, 2021.
In the end, you will end up with 31 Hyatt elite night credits and will receive Globalist status that's good through February 2023.
Register by November 30, 2021, to experience Explorist status until December 31, 2021.
Stay 10 nights to keep Explorist
Stay 20 nights to earn Globalist
Your new World of Hyatt elite status, once earned is good through February 2023.
Discoverist: 5 nights instead of 10. 12,500 Base Points instead of 25,500 base points.
Explorist: 15 nights instead of 30. 25,000 Base Points instead of 50,000 base points.
Globalist: 30 nights instead of 60. 50,000 Base Points instead of 100,000 base points.
How to Request Status Match with Hyatt
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
How to Do Status Challenge with IHG:March 8 and August 31, 2021
Stay 5 nights within 90 days of registration to earn Platinum Elite status until December 2022.
Stay 2 nights within 90 days of registration to earn Gold Elite status until December 2022.
MarriottMarriott Platinum EliteAmazon trial offerthree (3) months between June 30, 2021, and September 30, 202115 paid nights from June 30, 2021, through September 30, 2021Marriott Offers Automatic Platinum Elite Status Trial to Amazon EmployeesAdditionally30%Direct Link to the Offer Accor Live Limitless
Gold = Marriott Gold
Platinum or Diamond = Marriott Platinum
Gold or Diamond = Marriott Platinum
Platinum or Spire = Marriott Platinum
Explorist = Marriott Gold
Globalist = Marriott Platinum
How to Request Status Match with Marriott:direct linkFebruary 2022
5 nights for Gold
15 nights for Platinum
M life Current Status Match Offer:
Do you hold top-tier status with another Casino Loyalty Program? M life Rewards wants to match your status.
Visit the M life Rewards desk now through January 31, 2022, to match your Tier!