If you’re a Hilton Honors Diamond member, you can match your status to Best Western Diamond Select, the highest tier status offered by Best Western. In this illustrated and detailed guide, I’ll break down the benefits of Best Western Diamond Select and the process of matching from your Hilton account.
The Benefits of Best Western Diamond Select
Most of the benefits you’d accrue as a Best Western Diamond Select member (stage 5) are actually granted to you on becoming a Gold tier member (stage 2) when you reach 7 stays, 10 nights or 10,000 points. These benefits include:
No points expiry or blackout dates
Early check-in/Late check-out depending on availability
500 bonus points on arrival or a welcome gift (varies)
Room upgrade to a room with desirable views, high floor rooms, corner rooms, rooms with special amenities or suites, depending on availability (excludes BW Premier Collection hotels)
As a Diamond Select member (normally requires 50 nights, 40 stays or 50,000 points), you’ll earn additional bonus points per eligible stay. The normal (Blue tier) earnings rate is 10 points per dollar. With Diamond Select, you’ll get a 50% points earning boost, so you’ll earn 15 points per dollar spent.
How To Match Hilton Diamond To Best Western Diamond Select
The first step, if you haven’t done it already is to sign up to the Best Western Rewards programme. Signing up through the US site will also grant you access to Best Western Rewards in other countries like the UK - you’ll have the same login and tier status for both. Make sure to take a note of your Best Western membership number as you’ll need that to complete the match.
Once you’ve signed up to Best Western Rewards, the next step is status matching to your Hilton Honors Diamond membership. This will grant you Best Western Diamond Select (the highest Best Western rewards tier).
Visit the Best Western Status Match page and scroll down until you see the link to the status match form.
In the ‘CURRENT COMPETITOR LOYALTY PROGRAM’ box, enter ‘HILTON HONORS’.
In the ‘CURRENT COMPETITOR ELITE LEVEL’ box, enter DIAMOND.
Once you’ve submitted that information, you’ll be taken to a confirmation page which tells you that you’ll be contacted shortly. In my experience, this process is completed very quickly.
It was only a couple of hours until I received the email confirming my upgrade to Diamond Select. If you then go on your Best Western Rewards account homepage, you’ll see you’re now a ‘Diamond Select Member’.
Your Diamond Select Status will remain at that level for the remainder of the calendar year you’re in and through the end of the next calendar year. You can continue to match in future as long as you have a Hilton Honors Diamond tier to match it from.
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