I just finished a 7 night stay at a Hilton Resort and the GM told me there are major changes coming out in the near future concerning Diamond vs Gold. IMO it's long over due. Presently there are no significant differences other than the increase in base points per stay. Golds are allowed upgrades if available. Guests can pay extra for Executive level access reglardless of HH status. A lot of Hiltons no longer have Executive levels. Diamond benefits are not that great at the present time. Again IMO there needs to be a big difference between Diamond benefits and Gold benefits since the criteria to reach each is significant. I was told and have seen Executive lounges at current Hiltons somtimes get overrun with to many guests at the same time, especially from guests paying extra to stay on that floor. I don't have specific details on changes but understand an entire Hilton Team is devoted to making Diamond benefits more attactive. I wish the HHonors Representative who monitors this site would or could comment. Hilton is and always is my first choice, I just think it's overdue for updated Diamond benefits.
I realize this has nothing to due with the present comments, but I also would like a HHonors Rep to comment if at all possible.＂