Hilton Honors is the loyalty program of one of the biggest hotel chains in the world, Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Program members have the ability to access a range of perks and benefits as they move up the three elite status tiers.
If you remain loyal to Hilton over a long period of time, you also have the opportunity to earn Lifetime Diamond status.
What Is Hilton Honors Lifetime Diamond Status?
To become a Lifetime Diamond member, you must accomplish the following:
- Earn Hilton Diamond status for at least 10 years, and
- Complete 1,000 stays or earn 2,000,000 Base Points
It’s worth noting that the 10 years of Hilton Diamond status don’t have to be consecutive, and what’s more, Diamond status earned by holding specific credit cards counts towards earning Lifetime Diamond status.
When you earn regular Hilton Diamond status, you’re able to keep your status level from the day you first qualify, through the next year, and until the end of March the year after that.
For example, if you earned Hilton Diamond status in November 2023, and you aren’t able to renew the status the following year, you’ll still be a Diamond member until March 31, 2025.
However, it’s important to note that in this example, even though you’ll be a Diamond elite member in the years 2023, 2024, and 2025, you’ll only be credited with one year of Diamond status towards your journey of earning Lifetime Diamond elite status, since one year of Hilton Diamond status is equal to a calendar year.
Once you’ve held regular Diamond elite status for at least 10 years, you can then earn Lifetime Diamond elite status by reaching the 1,000-stay requirement, or by earning 2,000,000 Base Points.
Both paid nights and reward nights count towards earning the 1,000 nights, whereas Base Points are earned by spending money on room rates and other eligible room charges at Hilton hotels.
Every Hilton Honors member earns a standard 10 Base Points per $1 (USD) spent, so to earn 2,000,000 Base Points, you’ll have to spend a hefty total of $200,000 (USD) at Hilton hotels.