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Me again, with another Hilton angle. I flagged last week how you could sort of justify making use of a Hilton Gold fast track that could possibly apply to you if you read the terms and conditions widely. Added to the fact it was technically open to all, it was a very viable option for many.
However, some people get understandably nervous about the possibility of bending the rules here, and that’s why the latest (re) launch of a Hilton Gold fast-track is worth flagging.
This fast-track is available to anyone who is:
“an athletic administrator, athlete, or affiliated with a sports entity, sports related company, sports group or event”
That is wide, to say the least – but this “Sports MVP” Hilton Gold fast-track always has been, and has always worked (when live). To break it down to how it could apply to you, I would submit that if you sign up to a football team or major athletic event’s mailing list, that’s enough to get you “affiliated with a sports entity or event”. Here’s the Great North Run mailing list, for example. A gym membership absolutely works here, too.
Otherwise, of course, if you are an “athlete” (someone who jogs?), or a member of a football, tennis, squash, snooker, golf, lawn bowls etc club, entered into a 10k or even Santa Run somewhere, this also indisputably applies to you.
From a purely technical perspective, you are also entirely free to sign up to this fast-track and will not be asked for proof of your signing up to the Great North Run mailing list etc!
What are the terms of the Hilton Gold fast-track?
Once you’ve signed up, you need to complete four qualifying stays within 90 days of registration. This is currently a great time to do it – if you complete the 4 stays after 31 December, you’ll get Gold status
- for the rest of 2019
- for all of 2020
- until 31 March 2021
This is due to the generous Hilton allocation of elite status for the rest of the year you earn it, all of the subsequent year and then till 31 March in the year after that.
Bear in mind that the qualifying stays here must be booked via the official Hilton channel, which you can do here.