Fast track to Gold?

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ash.1111

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So I've decided that I want to stick to Hilton and try and get to Gold this year. Unfortunately through work, we are unable to earn anything towards status/points (airline special rates).

This means that I have to do it the hard way... $$$. I travel a lot for leisure, so I will be sure to get Silver. But I would like to try and get Gold through 20 stays (which seems like the easiest way of getting it).

Does anyone have any tips? Or any ways to fast track to Gold? I have stayed at a Hilton 3 times in December, one of which was New Year's Eve (last night). It kind of sucks, because we're now in a new calendar month. I am staying away tomorrow night though.

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I haven't followed up on this but from this site:

Fast track your way to Hilton Honors Diamond member status

I found a site that enables Visa Signature card holders to get HH gold. I submitted my Australian Citibank Select number and it was verified as eligible. I didn't go any further because I am already HH gold (virgin status grant).
But something to bear in mind if I cannot requalify by another method
 

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The promotion is over :(

MMM I just entered my HH details and was able to go to a site where I could enter a start date for my "4 stays or 9 nights in a 90 day period" challenge for gold
What is one of us missing?

PS: Thanks for this thread. I continue to learn lots of stuff
 

ash.1111

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Thanks for the link. I've had a bit of a look and will look into the Visa card.

For the fast track to Gold link - once you try to proceed past the calendar, it tells you that the promotion is over.

Also, as a Silver benefit, you get gym access. Wouldn't one get that anyway if they were staying at the hotel?
 

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Thanks for the link. I've had a bit of a look and will look into the Visa card.

For the fast track to Gold link - once you try to proceed past the calendar, it tells you that the promotion is over.

ah thanks for that
There may also be more steps in the visa one that means it doesn't work. Apologies in advance if so. Please let us know how it goes :)
 

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At some Hilton's the gyms are extra. This is often where the gym is marketed as a health club to those not staying in the hotel. And they still aren't great sometimes.
 

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The promotion is over :(
It's not a time limited promotion and has been around for a few years. More likely that the Hilton Honors website is being its usual flaky self. I would try again or else ring the contact number given on the website and quote the promotion code "MVPF"
 

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I'd say its being its usual self. I just tried to book two nights at Melbourne south wharf and it wouldn't accept my number and then just dumped me out. (Called the hotel direct much easier)
 

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Thanks. I've done some research on the MVP thing, but still unsure exactly what it is. Lol.

I also think its for US hotel only.
 

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with the MVP the special discount rates tend to be for North American properties only, but the 4 stay fast track has worked with any eligible stay worldwide.

See the dedicated thread.
 
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Princess Fiona

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Thanks. I've done some research on the MVP thing, but still unsure exactly what it is. Lol.

I also think its for US hotel only.

Its not just for US hotels, any stays count towards the fast track. MVP rates are only available in US hotels but you don't need to book those rates or US hotels for it to be an eligible stay. I've personally done this fast track in 2010
There's a thread on this forum regarding it
Good Luck

EDIT: Serfty beat me to it :)
 

ash.1111

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The promotion is over! She said others will have to come up sooner or later though. I have some more stays coming up in the next week, it would be nice to have scored gold easy!
 
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More likely that the Hilton Honors website is being its usual flaky self.

I'd say its being its usual self. I just tried to book two nights at Melbourne south wharf and it wouldn't accept my number and then just dumped me out. (Called the hotel direct much easier)

Can't comment on the fast track promo, but I think the HH website has been undergoing the end of year transitioning. I've noticed the status bar graph (stays/nights/points) has been gone for a week or more and yesterday it lost all my reservations and past history. Thankfully they returned shortly after.
 

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I found the site to have errors quite consistently yesterday. It got very annoying, hopefully they hurry up with whatever they're doing.

In unrelated news, I've booked 2 more nights in Melbourne. Managed to swap hotels halfway through to get 2 stays... :p.
 
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