Hilton Honors Gold fast track offer for Visa Infinite (and Signature) cardholders extended

The Hilton Honors Gold fast track for Visa Infinite cardholders is back - and it now works for Visa Signature, too!

Following a previous post on how to secure Hilton Honors Gold status for 2018, I’m glad to see now that the fast track offer is now officially featured on the Visa Infinite webpage. Helpful commenters have already shared their experience of successfully enrolling in the offer, but it’s always good to see official confirmation.

The Hilton Honors Gold VI fast track is back in business!

I’ve recently done a stock-take of how much I value Hilton elite status – in short, I think having a Gold is akin to having a 19-26% cashback card for Hilton properties. A 2-stay / 4-night requirement is a really low requirement for unlocking such a privilege – if you hold a Visa Infinite card issued in “Asia Pacific (except Japan), Middle East & Africa” (i.e. Singaporean VI cards should qualify), you can proceed to enroll your Hilton Honors number here (currently valid until 30 Jun 2018).

After enrolling, you’ll have 90 days to clock the stays. From previous experience, reward stays will qualify – though if you want to trigger other Hilton promotions I’d suggest making a mixed points and cash redemption, unless you plan on incurring other incidental spend during your stay (e.g. dinner at hotel restaurant).

Additionally, if you currently hold status that is expiring, you might want to complete your two stays before April 2018 so that you can still enjoy elite benefits while re-qualifying.

Visa Signature as well

[Update: As noted in the comments by CTAN, the registration system now accepts Visa Signature registration.]

One interesting thing is that the offer is also listed on the Visa Signature webpage.  The actual offer page also lists Visa Signature under ‘Eligible Cards’.

Is this a Visa Signature I see before me?

However, the very same offer page states to ‘visit Visa Infinite website’ to register for the fast-track offer, so it’s unclear if Visa Signature cards are truly meant to be eligible.

In practice, the Milelion team was not able to successfully unlock the offer using Visa Signature cards – we tried the following cards without any success:

  • DBS Altitude Visa Signature
  • Maybank Horizon Visa Signature
  • UOB Visa Signature
  • Citibank Rewards Visa Signature

The only one that did work was the UOB PRVI Miles Visa, but as we’d mentioned before that particular card is like a VI in disguise (at least, for older batches of the card).

I’ll be checking with Visa / Hilton about whether Visa Signature is intended to be on the list – if that’s really the case, it would vastly increase the number of people eligible for fast track Gold status. Gold status holders in the region could probably forget about getting nice upgrades in the future (not that it happens much right now).

Visa Signature cardholders now eligible for HH Gold fast track as well!

Given that in the US, they’ve recently launched a card that grants complimentary Diamond status (also Gold, Silver for lower-tier versions), it may very well be the case that Hilton’s decided that Gold status is cheap enough to dish out like Oprah’s cars (lose breakfast rates, increase market share?). So, maybe the promotion is indeed intended for Visa Signature and the registration engine merely needs updating.

Louis Tan
Louis believes he caught the premium travel bug after attaining KrisFlyer Elite Gold and occasionally being upgraded while shuttling between the UK, Singapore and Japan (in economy class). These travels have led to a wonderful marriage, as well as a burning desire to avoid flying long-haul economy. He previously travelled with a gryphon plush toy, Griffles, which often stood in for him in vacation photos. Griffles is mostly busy with entertaining a toddler these days, but still manages to continues amusing (and confusing) air stewardesses, hotel staff (and just about everybody else) all around the world.

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CTAN

I have called Visa Concierge. Initially the CSO was telling me that this was only for Visa Infinite and I directed her to the website and she did not know of this & this extension was not made known to them & was very recent to also include the Visa Signature as well.
They will report to their supervisors & reply me via email. Hopefully will be hearing from them soon.

CTAN

Visa Signature Concierge confirmed the link can input the Visa Signature. Tried using Citibank PM Signature Visa & it finally brought me to the second page to register for the fast Gold Track

Aaron Wong

thanks for this confirmation!

SQtraveler

Hilton is now a chinese based company. Like their airlines, they have a common problem catching the premium market but in the mass market, you can’t beat them. If Hilton brings down its pants, it is hardly a surprise.

ethanlism

Hi Louis, I noticed that you stated the deadline to enrol is June 2018. Does that mean 1 June 2018 or 30 June 2018?

Kelvin

Currently, I am already in Gold trier and will expire in 31st Mar 2019. When I login to my account I see that I need to do 3 stays for 2019 or 2020? Not sure which is which, Anyway, any advise if Is this an good option (to do the fast track) and do 2 stays instead? Thank you.

Ding

After trying to register with both my Visa Infinite and Signature card, I found that this promotion is only available for Visa Infinite card account, not for Signature (maybe not for SG issued signature card).

Greg

I attempted to enroll the Visa Infinite fast track on Dec 2017 but somehow has forgotten about it (on long holiday) and when I actually did enrolled, it was 2nd January 2018. Gave a call to Hilton Rep and they said I enrolled successfully. As of yesterday, I completed my 2 stays and is a HHonors Gold until March 2020 now

Michelle

How to check if we have enrolled successfully?
My Hilton honors app still says I need 4 stays to silver. I tried calling reservations hotline, but got someone who could barely understand English. After much difficulty, he confirmed my application was received 2 days ago. I asked him to send an email confirmation of my eligibility for gold fast track, but still have not received anything.

Cody

Hi,

Do l need to use the same Visa card that l registered to pay for my Hilton room booking? Thanks

Wee Sin

Meaning we can use say Women’s card to book even though we are using say DBS altitude card (visa signature) to register for this offer?

Wee Sin

To clock the 2 stay or the 4 night requirement for fast track gold, do I have to book from Hilton direct i.e. Hilton honors website or app etc. Or is it I can book from even OTA?
Not sure how are they tracking this…

Wee Sin

Thanks!
Missed out that section somehow!

Jen

Hi Louis, would like to hear your views of SPG gold in comparison to Hilton gold. As of what I see, Hilton seems to offer from points for per stay but for both, stay redemption points seem a little hard to compare, for me. Do you know if Hilton and SPG will do a status match?

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