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TravelWyndham Diamond status: How and why to get it

Wyndham Diamond status: How and why to get it


Wyndham Diamond status offers valuable perks on Wyndham stays. Even if you don’t frequently stay at Wyndham hotels and resorts, you might benefit from Wyndham Diamond status — especially since it is easy to earn via two different avenues. Here’s what you need to know.

Wyndham status perks

Some hotel loyalty programs offer generous perks to elite members, while others offer minimal perks. Wyndham Rewards generally falls into the latter category, offering only modest perks even for members with top-tier Diamond status. But here’s an overview of the standout perks at each Wyndham elite status tier:

  • Blue (requires zero nights per calendar year): Free Wi-Fi during stays
  • Gold (typically requires five nights per calendar year): 10% bonus points on stays, a preferred room within the same category upon request (subject to availability) and late checkout upon request (subject to availability)
  • Platinum (typically requires 15 nights per calendar year): 15% bonus points on stays, Caesars Rewards status match and early check-in upon request (subject to availability)
  • Diamond (typically requires 40 nights per calendar year): 20% bonus points on stays, complimentary snack or beverage when checking in to select hotels, and suite upgrades upon request (subject to availability at check-in)

Despite the limited elite perks, it may still be worth earning Wyndham status. I appreciate having Wyndham Diamond status because although Caesars halted its status merry-go-round with Wyndham in 2022, Platinum members and higher can still match earned Wyndham Rewards status to Caesars Rewards. Caesars Platinum status will get you free parking in Las Vegas; Caesars Diamond status gets you waived resort fees at Caesars Rewards hotels and resorts and a complimentary stay at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

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Viva Azteca by Wyndham, A Trademark All Inclusive Resort in Mexico. KATIE GENTER/THE POINTS GUY

Wyndham status match and challenge

Now that you know why you might want Wyndham status, let’s look at the current Wyndham status match and challenge offer. To use this offer, you must have elite status with another hotel loyalty program. Here are the statuses you can match to each Wyndham status tier:

  • Gold: Marriott Bonvoy member, World of Hyatt member, Hilton Honors member, IHG One Rewards member, Choice Privileges member, Best Western Rewards Blue, Radisson Rewards Club member
  • Platinum: Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite; World of Hyatt Discoverist and Explorist; Hilton Honors Silver; IHG One Rewards Silver Elite and Gold Elite; Choice Privileges Gold and Platinum; Best Western Rewards Gold, Platinum and Diamond; Radisson Rewards Premium
  • Diamond: Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite and higher, World of Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Honors Gold and higher, IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite and higher, Choice Privileges Diamond, Best Western Rewards Diamond Select, Radisson Rewards VIP

To request a match, go to this page on Wyndham’s website, sign in to your account and complete the status match request form. You must submit proof of your hotel loyalty program status and wait five to seven days for your match to be validated.

Once Wyndham validates your status match, you’ll get an email and have your matched status for 90 days. If you complete specific stay requirements during the 90 days, you can keep your matched status through Dec. 31 of the following calendar year. You must stay one qualifying night to keep Gold, four qualifying nights to keep Platinum and 10 qualifying nights to keep Diamond.

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Wyndham Rewards counts most paid nights and award nights as qualifying. So, you can even redeem Wyndham points to get qualifying nights toward your status challenge. However, you can’t use Wyndham status gained through a status match or challenge to status match into the Caesars Rewards program.

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Wyndham Alltra Cancun Resort in Mexico. KRISTY TOLLEY/THE POINTS GUY

Earning Wyndham status through a credit card

Several Wyndham credit cards offer elite status as a perk for as long as you’re a cardholder. Status obtained through having a Wyndham credit card is eligible to be matched to Caesars Rewards. So, here’s a look at the Wyndham status you can earn via Wyndham credit cards:

  • Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card: Primary cardholders automatically receive Wyndham Rewards Gold status within two to eight weeks of opening this no-annual-fee card.
  • Wyndham Rewards Earner® Plus Card: Primary cardholders automatically receive Wyndham Rewards Platinum status within two to eight weeks of opening this $75-annual-fee card.
  • Wyndham Rewards Earner® Business Card: Primary cardholders automatically receive Wyndham Rewards Diamond status within two to eight weeks of opening this $95-annual-fee card.

The information for the Wyndham Earner, Wyndham Earner Plus and Wyndham Earner Business cards has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

If you value having Wyndham Diamond status but don’t stay at Wyndham hotels 40 nights a year, the Wyndham Rewards Earner Business Card is an excellent choice. It carries a $95 annual fee, but the 15,000 bonus points you get each year after your card account anniversary month should provide enough value to offset this annual fee. Cardholders also redeem 10% fewer Wyndham Rewards points for Go Free awards, which means your points go even further.

As mentioned above, you can match elite status obtained through a Wyndham credit card to Caesars Rewards. I recently matched my Wyndham Diamond status — which I obtained as a primary cardholder of the Wyndham Earner Business Card — to Caesars. Although the match took about a month, I’ll now enjoy free parking at most Caesars properties, a complimentary Atlantis stay later this year and waived resort fees at Caesars properties.

Related: How I leveraged a casino partnership to extend expiring hotel points

Bottom line

Wyndham Rewards status obtained through a status match isn’t eligible to match to Caesars Rewards. But you can match Wyndham status earned through stays or a Wyndham Rewards credit card to Caesars Rewards. If you value Caesars Diamond perks, a 10% redemption discount on Go Free awards and a 20% bonus on earnings for paid stays at Wyndham hotels, it may be worth getting and keeping the Wyndham Earner Business Card to maintain Wyndham Diamond status.

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