Newbie here, just beginning to crack the codes on awards, elite status, etc. I've signed up for Gold status and know I have to complete 3 stays before August 31. I assume this mean I need to check-in to a Hilton property three different times, and that staying three nights at one property would not be sufficient. Is that correct? I ask because I'm headed up to Portland next week, and will do what it takes -- either check-in to a different property each night or, if it would work, just spend three nights at one property. Either way, I'm going for the gold 'til 2013!