Enter in the card number of any Visa Signature card (it does not need to be in your name) and you’ll instantly get Hilton HHonors Gold status. You’ll need to enroll in Hilton HHonors first. You can use the same card to upgrade as many people’s status as you like!
The trial status lasts until 08/31/11. If you make 3 stays at a Hilton by then the status will last through 03/31/13.
Now here’s the kicker. Hyatt will match mid-tier Hilton Gold status to top-tier Hyatt Diamond status on a trial basis. You’ll remain Diamond for 60 days. If you stay 12 nights within those 60 days you’ll keep Diamond status through 02/28/13 and you’ll get 1,000 points for your first 6 nights within 60 days.
Members on the interactive DansDeals Forums have reported that they have already been matched to Hyatt Diamond from the Hilton Gold promotion without any Hilton or Hyatt stays.
As a trial Hyatt Diamond member you will get 4 confirmed suite upgrade certificates that can be used on any paid stay to upgrade a standard room to a suite for up to 7 nights each. You also get free breakfast, points or food and beverage amenity, 30% bonus points, upgrades, club access, and more.
In addition if you apply for the Hyatt Visa Signature card as a Diamond member instead of getting 2 free nights in a standard room at any Hyatt worldwide you will get 2 free nights in a suite at any Hyatt worldwide!
Even after your trial Diamond status expires you will still have the 4 upgrade certificates and the 2 suite night awards from the Hyatt card!
Hyatt matches the following statuses to Diamond:-
-Hilton Gold or Hilton Diamond
-Marriott Gold or Marriott Platinum
-Priority Club Platinum
To get a match you can do any of the following:
-Email proof of competitor status to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Fax proof of competitor status to 402-593-9449
-Mail proof of competitor status to PO Box 27089, Omaha, NE 68127-0089