Get Hilton Honors Gold Status After Just FOUR Stays (Open To Everyone!)

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It has been a while since we mentioned Hilton’s extremely generous MVP fast track to Hilton Honors Gold status. Hilton Gold is great and with the fast track, it can be yours after just 4 (1-night) stays!

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. Once you complete the 4 stays your Gold status will be valid

  • for the rest of 2020
  • for all of 2021
  • until 31 March 2022

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 must be booked via the official Hilton channel, which you can do here.


  1. Craig Sowerby says

    Just remember to sign up for the fast track AFTER you have dropped down below Gold (or Diamond).

    You want this to operate without any intervention from Hilton Honors and you can make a mess of things of trying to fast track a level of status that you already have. (even if you know that you will lose it on 1 April)

      • Craig Sowerby says

        No… I think it was a guy on Flyertalk who wasn’t sure of the expiry date of his Diamond status and then signed up for a Gold fast track. Lost the Diamond status immediately and didn’t complete the Gold challenge IIRC. Massive schoolboy error…

      • Kris says

        Yes I know this, but with statusmatch you need 10 not 4 nights to Gold so I thought maybe there is also shortcut to Diamond.

        • Craig Sowerby says

          I’m not aware of any hotel chain allowing a short cut from one level of status to a higher one.

          The MVP fast track only works for Gold. For most people that is good enough thanks to the free brekkie…

          For Diamond the only fast track we are aware of is the status match.

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