Updated: May 3, 2019
It’s not that hard to live the hotel suite life. Have status with at least one hotel chain? Or have a credit card that comes with status?
Alright, hop onboard this hotel status match train with me. I promise it’s a fun ride.
How It All Started
Back in October, I boarded the status matching train that continues full speed ahead. The foundation of this hotel matching journey was using my mid-tier Marriott status to match to Wyndham.
With my status matches in place, I have been able to take advantage of awesome perks like complimentary hotel nights, lounge access, comped show tickets, free meals, and much, much more.
In this hobby, it always seems like those deals that are too good to be true vanish in the blink of an eye. While we never know when the plug might be pulled on this one, it has been available for almost six months and going strong.
How To Hotel Status Match: Wyndham & Caesars
Marriott Bonvoy [Insert Your Own Program Here]→ Wyndham Rewards → Caesars Rewards
My first article covered how I took my mid-tier Marriott hotel status and matched it over to top-tier Wyndham status. The key to this is Wyndham’s status match from multiple chains. Then, you also should be mapping that status over to Caesar’s Rewards Diamond.
One of the great things about Caesar’s Diamond is that lots of hotel chains are able to be matched over and not just one or two. Here are all the details on how to get this first step done.
How To Hotel Status Match: MGM, Hard Rock, & Hyatt
Caesars Rewards → MGM M Life → World of Hyatt → Hard Rock
The next step was making the journey to Atlantic City, which enabled me to status match to two other casinos and to another hotel chain, Hyatt. Here’s how it all went down.
Even More Perks For Caesars Diamond…
Although Hyatt indirectly devalued this match, Caesar’s stepped it up. At the end of 2018 they made it extra sweeter to earn Diamond status. This included free nights in Vegas, Atlantic City, Dubai, and more.
Earning Status The Hard-ish Way
If you don’t have any initial status to match over to Wyndham, you can always get Caesars Diamond the hard way. From there, you could match to the rest of the hotels mentioned above.
Credit Cards That Immediately Offer Hotel Status
If you don’t want to deal with any matching whatsoever, you can simply grab a credit card that comes with status as part of the perks.
All you need to do is pay the annual fee for these cards and reap the elite rewards (and start hotel status matching like a boss). Keep in mind these two cards have no spend requirement. There are several Marriott card options for status but there are minimums to be met.
- Hilton Diamond via the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (Rates & Fees)
- Hilton Gold via the American Express Platinum (Rates & Fees)
- Marriott Bonvoy Gold via the American Express Platinum (Rates & Fees)
Am I Getting Off This Status Train?
Not even close! Just this week, I was able to book three consecutive comped nights on the Gulf Coast at the Beau Rivage. I’m even getting a $50 buffet comp while I’m there.
Even though I’ve had some amazing deals in my miles and points venture, this one might just prove to be the most lucrative one yet. Excuse me while I start working on my thank you letter to Wyndham for their initial match.