Earlier this year I took a challenge to reach Hilton Gold Status by staying 14 nights. I reached that on one, two-week long trip to London. I just got an email explaining that Hilton status can also be earned based on the number of base points earned and I’m only 30,000 points away from earning Diamond Status with Hilton. As you probably know by now, I’m a Starwood loyalist. I love SPG and I’m not leaving them. They will always be my primary hotel chain, but Hilton is now my back-up chain.
I currently have completed 105 nights with Starwood this year and have another 33 nights confirmed with a potential for another 4-5 nights. In addition, I have a week-long trip to Bangkok in December and still need to book that hotel.
If I stay at a Hilton property in Bangkok during my December trip, I could probably earn 30,000 points and reach Hilton Diamond. The question is – is it worth it? Should I go for Hilton Diamond or just continue to build up points with Starwood? Is there a huge difference between Hilton Gold and Diamond?
What do you think?