The Hilton HHonors program is offering instant Silver elite status, and requires only 4 stays in 90-days to achieve Gold status just for being a United Airlines Mileage Plus elite member. They’re also being smart to further entice you with an additional 2,000 bonus award miles on United after the 5th stay.
Currently I’m a Radisson GoldPointsPlus Silver member, and had blogged back in December that I was considering the switch to Hilton. I think my decision has just been made for me, and given that the promotion is valid until September 30, 2011, I’ll now just need to figure out when to start that 90-day clock to secure Gold. I’m committed to Radisson at least through February, so I can top off my account to 100,000 points. At that level, I could cash them in for 18,000 Mileage Plus miles, or keep them in my bank for free hotel stays. Probably sometime in March I’ll jump on this offer and start fresh with Hilton.
(Tip of the hat to Ben at One Mile at a Time)