Two Stays Away from Gold Status is it Worth Pillow Runs?

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  1. avflyer
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    I'm a bit of a newb to the Hilton program. I'm an SPG Plat, but I re-qualified on that program so early that I have been doing some stays at Hilton. Opinions?
     
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    Go for it, I say. Gold is better than Silver.
     
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    Agree that it is worth going for the Gold - but don't bother with Diamond.
     
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    ONLY go for the gold if you are going to actually use the status & stay at Hilton properties.

    Free breakfast is a meh perk for me most of the time, unless at a resort.
     
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    Plus you will get free internet. I would definitely do it if you are planning to at least spend few nights at Hilton properties.
     
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    Go for it, Gold means, usually an upgrade, free breakfast and free internet access. It's great to stay at Hilton hotels and being a Gold member! Enjoy!:)
     
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    Will you be moving previously planned stays to Hilton? Or, will you be paying out of pocket for two trips you didn't have planned?

    If the former, I'd go for it. Even if you have 5-10 nights next year, with the free breakfast and internet it's worth it IF you'd be paying for these things anyway.

    If you're paying out of pocket, it may end up being a financial wash between what you pay for the extra nights and what you get back with the free internet and breakfast.
     
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    Depends on whether you would be able to "serve two masters at the same" next year and still requalify your SPG Plat, and you probably should not bother unless you can reach HH Gold...
     
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  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    How much would it cost you to make these two extra stays?

    How often do you anticipate to stay at Hilton properties next year, and who's paying? (main benefits are free breakfast and Internet, but if these stays are on corporate dime, it's probably not wise to spend your own dime for status to then save your employer expensable cost.

    I personally pay for virtually all my stays as I very rarely travel on business, and I think HHonors is the best mid-level status.
     
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    Free internet by itself can add up to $30 per day plus breakfast up to $40 per day depending on the property.
     
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    gold is worth doing the mattress run... but better yet, just send hilton email and request a status match from SPG Platinum to Hilton Diamond- they'll make you stay 21 night within the next 3 months and you'll keep the status through the 2012 and 2013.
     

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