Hi everyone, I'm a new member and I was wondering if it's possible to achieve Gold or Diamond by combining the credit card spend with hotel stays. I understand we get automatic Silver by being a cardmember, and I don't know if we need to work from Silver onwards. I have emailed Hilton HHonors about this and they don't seem to know. They told me it's either credit card spend or hotel stays, but not both, and I don't know if I can accomplish just one of these. I'm currently a Diamond until March 2013, but I think this was possible due to both as I didn't spend that much on the credit card, nor did I have many stays. I know that my Marriott credit card automatically gives me Silver Elite, and they credit 15 nights to my account to beging with, so I know I'm starting from Silver and know exactly how many stays I need for Gold, but with Hilton, I'm not sure how it combines for both the credit card spend/nights stayed at Hilton properties. I would appreciate any insight on this.