Hotel Status Match Guide

Hotel Status Match Report for November 2017 Let us know if there are additional programs you would like us to track for next month. Next time we will go beyond introductory to talk about tricks you can do. -EHD.

Hotel loyalty programs reward customers for their business, creating immediate and future incentives for choosing them over competitors.

Most programs are a combination of immediate rewards, points for each $ spent or night stayed, and progressive tiers (Silver>Gold>Platinum,) levels that entitle you to particular benefits and ongoing considerations after a certain threshold of $ spent or hotel stays is met.

Multi-tiered programs often require significant $ spent or total hotel stays to reach the highest levels where they offer the most valuable amenities. This rewards the most loyal customers while offering a strong incentive for continued business.

Status Matching is when a hotel loyalty program offers to let you “match” into their program based on your existing status in another program, bypassing their normal requirements in the hopes you will switch to them.

We strongly recommend taking advantage of free high status offers when they are available, even if you have no immediate trips in mind. There is nothing to lose and definite potential benefits. When you are ready to book a stay with your preferred site you may be able to Status Match and add significant value to your trip.

For fans of the flash sales and steep discounts often featured on holding high status is especially useful. In the occasional cases where disputes have arisen with chains and booking sites, those with status tend to see better outcomes. There are even occasions where deals have been honored without question, but only for those with higher tier status.

Get Status Now: Even if you are completely new to loyalty programs, with no record of stays with any chain, using the information below you can immediately gain these high tier status’s: SLH Inspired, H Hotels Gold, and Best Western Diamond. You can then use those to status match with Choice, Millennium, Worldhotels, Sonesta, Dusit, Voila, and others, or just hold these and wait. Once you obtain one of these you can book a cheap stay and use that to match with Hilton Honors who requires competitor status+proof of competitor stay.

Free Status for Sign-Up
SLH- Inspired Status for Mastercard Holders (No verification/honor system)
H Hotels Hot Miles Instant Gold

Status Match without Verification/Honor System
Best Western Rewards Once you have an account (In North America) call (800) 237-8483 Monday – Sunday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. MST. Ask for a Status Match, tell them your competing program and level. Any High Status will yield Diamond or Diamond Elite

Status Match with Verification of Competitor Status
Best Western Rewards Contact: with your account information and with proof/scan of competitor card
Choice Hotels Contact: Copy of Membership card (with expiry) or account screenshot showing status.
Worldhotels Peakpoints Contact: They will give Gold status
Sonesta TravelPass Contact: Send card or statement
Dusit Gold Contact: Member Services Provide high status competitor membership card showing expiry date
Voila Rewards Contact: a scanned copy of elite-tier membership card or a screen capture of the qualifying program’s website, displaying your elite-tier status, and they will provide you with complimentary corresponding elite-tier status.
My Millennium (Millennium&Copthorne Hotels) Contact: Attach screenshot of your memberships (including expiry date) for upgrade to a Premium Tier. Note: They will not upgrade to the Elite Tier.

Status Match w Verification of Competitor Status+Proof of Upcoming Stay
If your ready to book with Onyx or Thon these are an excellent deal. The Thon status is GHA!

Onyx Rewards Match to Platinum: Contact: Provide ONYX booking details of upcoming stay (booking ID or confirmation number,) Photo of your membership card with your name imprinted on it, Your membership card with other hotel membership. Provide an overview of your membership account stating your name, points, status, etc. Provide your statement from your membership account in details

Thon Discovery Contact:
Send picture of your membership level which also shows your name, for example a print screen of your online profile or picture of your membership card. Also include a copy of your Thon confirmation letter or reference number. If you don’t have that just send the dates you’re staying and the name of the hotel and they’ll look it up.

Status Match w Verification of Competitor Status+Proof of Stay with Competitor
Hilton Honors Match up to Diamond. Submit .jpg of competitor account& previous stay.
Elite Hotels Contact: Match up to Black Membership Level based on qualifying nights in Sweden. Send copy of your current member card showing your member status and the expiry date and copy from your account showing the number of nights and where you have spent within the last year.

Offer “Status Challenge” for Accelerated Status&Match Between Them
Ritz Carlton/Marriott Rewards/SPG Priority Guest  Contact:

No Status Match- Benefit Given for Asking
Fairmont President’s Club Contact:
Email them asking and an Electronic Room Upgrade Certificate will be added to your account.

Not Offering Status Match at This Time
Orbitz Rewards
Expedia Rewards
RIU Class
NH Rewards
Stay Far East
Priority Guest
Coast Rewards
Trident Privilege
Sutton Prestige
Loews Hotels YouFirst
Golden Tulip
Premier Club Rewards
Club H10

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