Just when I had almost gotten over no longer holding Starwood Platinum status, I got another kick in the gut. You see, most program elite years end on the last day of February, but Hilton’s runs through March. So I logged into my Hilton HHonors account the other day to check on an upcoming reservation, and there it was: SILVER. It’s not that it wasn’t expected, or that I didn’t deserve it…..but still. Dropping from Diamond all the way down to Silver status hurts. Another side effect of my life off the road for now.
Let’s take a look at what Hilton HHonors Silver status will get you.
- 15 percent bonus on HHonors base points
- Complimentary fitness center access at hotel owned facilities
- Elite only rewards
- And a couple of other little nits and noids you can read about here.
I guess the Diamond benefit I will miss most is complimentary internet, though that’s much less of an issue for me now that I carry a Mi-Fi device. And I really miss executive lounge access for some reason. I guess I liked having a place to sit, relax, and wind down away from the lobby. Yes, I know, if this were the biggest deal in the world, I would have noticed before this week. Just another reminder of life off the road. A phase which I have reason to hope will end sooner rather than later.