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Wyndham Brings Back Status Match Opportunities

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For years, Wyndham had one of the most generous status match programs around.

Matches were allowed from numerous other programs and a variety of levels within those programs, which made achieving Wyndham Rewards Diamond status very simple.

Unfortunately, those days didn’t last, and the chain pulled its status match opportunities in 2020 and they’ve been gone ever since.

Now, that’s all changed — Wyndham’s status match program is back and it’s as good as it ever was!

Let’s take a look at the details.

Status Match Details

Wyndham status match page
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In order to match over to elite status with Wyndham, you’ll need to have existing status with another hotel chain. However, this isn’t just a pure status match, it’s a challenge, which means you’ll need to stay a certain number of nights if you want to keep the status for more than 90 days.

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LevelRequired Nights Within 90 Days
Gold1
Platinum4
Diamond10

Those who meet the requirements will have their status extended to December 31, 2024.

There are tons of elite levels across several programs that are eligible for this match:

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ProgramElite Status LevelWyndham Status Level
Best Western RewardsBlue
Gold
Platinum
Diamond
Diamond Select
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond
Choice PrivilegesMember
Gold
Platinum
Diamond
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond
Hilton HonorsMember
Silver
Gold
Diamond
Gold
Platinum
Diamond
Diamond
IHG One RewardsClub Member
Silver Elite
Gold Elite
Platinum Elite
Diamond Elite
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond
Diamond
Marriott BonvoyMember
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Titanium
Ambassador
Gold
Platinum
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond
Omni Select GuestGold
Silver Elite
Gold Elite
Platinum Elite
Diamond Elite
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond
Diamond
Radisson RewardsClub
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond
World of HyattMember
Discoverist
Explorist
Globalist
Gold
Platinum
Platinum
Diamond

Is It Worth It?

This is an incredibly generous match opportunity from Wyndham. A quick look at the table above shows that even if you have the lowest level of status — as in, the one you receive for simply signing up — with a competing chain, Wyndham is willing to match you to a higher level.

You can also see that mid-level elite tiers will match to Wyndham’s top-tier Diamond elite status.

This includes many elite status levels that are earned simply by holding credit cards, such as the Marriott Bonvoy Gold or Hilton Honors Gold status you’ll have if you’ve got either The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.

Wyndham’s elite program isn’t as generous as some others, but it does have a few notable perks. These include suite upgrades for Diamond members, as well as early check-in, late check-out, and increased bonus points.

If you already have stays with Wyndham coming up, it’s a no-brainer to register for this match. However, if you’re not a frequent guest or you don’t see yourself sticking with Wyndham once the 90 days are up, it’s probably not worth it to shift stays or embark on any “mattress runs.”

Hot Tip:

Don’t want to status match? The Wyndham Rewards® Earner℠ Business Card grants you complimentary Diamond status for as long as you hold the card.

Final Thoughts

This is a great opportunity to get yourself Wyndham Rewards elite status, especially since they’ll match to lower status levels from other programs — even status earned automatically from holding a credit card.

However, this isn’t a pure match; it’s also a challenge. In order to extend your status beyond 90 days, you’ll need to meet minimum-stay requirements. Wyndham elite status isn’t generous enough to warrant mattress running, but if you already have upcoming stays, it makes a lot of sense to register for the match.

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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