However, at best you can get the Platinum status, and thus only limited benefits:
- 25% bonus points
- Award nights available up to 75 days before arrival
- 250 points or a free drink in the USA at check-in
Generally speaking, sadly, that’s all. An upgrade based on availability is sadly only available from the Diamond status onward.
The Choice Hotels include the brands Clarion, Quality, Comfort, and Ascend. In total, there are over 6,400 hotels. Many of them are in the USA, but there are also roughly 80 hotels in Europe.
The Matching Process
If you’re still interested, e.g. simply to add another card to your collection, simply send an email to Status_Match_EU@choicehotels.com with your Choice Privilege member number (sign up first, if you haven’t yet) and a screenshot or photo of your current valid status at a competitor.
It took roughly 48 hours to receive a reply in my case.
- Hilton Honors Silver –> Gold
- Hilton Honors Gold –> Platinum
- Hilton Honors Diamond –> Platinum
Feel free to share your success story or even any bad news in the comments section.
If you apply for the status between January and June, the status will only remain valid during the current year. If you apply between July and December, the status remains valid until the end of the following year.
Translated by Ditmar Lange