Hilton introduces lifetime HHonors Diamond status

By David Flynn, December 17 2014

It seems like diamonds really are forever, at least a select group of travellers who will qualify for lifetime Diamond status in Hilton Hotel's HHonors loyalty scheme.

Beginning next year, the hotel will extend its annual top-tier status to run for the lifetime of members who notch up enough stays at Hilton properties.

Read: The Hilton HHonors loyalty program for Australian travellers

Hilton hasn't revealed how many single nights or consecutive-night stays will be required for that cherished Lifetime Diamond card – but with annual Diamond status requiring 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 'base points' (earned at a rate of 10 points per US dollar spent on hotel room rates and folio charges), it's certain to be a lofty goal.

However, a company representative has revealed on the FlyerTalk online community that some of Hilton's "most tenured Diamond members" will "receive their (Lifetime Diamond) invitations in the early part of 2015."

Hilton HHonors Diamond members enjoy perks such as free room upgrades (often to suites), in-room Internet and breakfast, access to a hotel's club floor or executive lounge plus a bonus serve of HHonors points for every stay.

Platinum members of Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme also receive six months free Hilton HHonors Diamond status.

Read: Velocity Platinum offers free top-tier status with Hilton or IHG hotels

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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Does it come with a giraffe-sitting service?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jun 2013

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Centruion card holders get H'Honors  Daimond membership as part of the perks also

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Nov 2010

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I think handing out Diamond to people who don't have qualiying stays de-values the membership. It shuld only be for those who actually do stay and "earn" the reward, rather than given it because you happen to have a fancy credit card. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jun 2013

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Hi Rob,the idea of giving daimond membership to centruion users  is they are high end spenders and normaly own the company! So Hilton is hoping they will get the company's buisiness through their Executives and sales team using hilton hotels

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