Uh-Oh: Wyndham Rewards Has Stopped Offering Status Matching (For Now)

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the loss of a well-loved member of the travel community – the Wyndham Rewards status match.

For the last 18 months or more, Wyndham offered to match your status in another hotel chain to status with Wyndham Rewards. That opportunity is sadly no more, because when checking the status match page last night, this is the message that greeted me.

Wyndham Rewards Status Match

This is a disappointing turn of events. Wyndham’s status matching feature was so useful because it could be parlayed into other – more valuable – statuses with other hotel chains and casinos. Nick wrote in great detail how you could match Hilton Honors Gold status (which is very easy to get) to Wyndham Rewards Diamond status and subsequently turn that into status with Caesars Total Rewards, Choice Privileges, Best Western Rewards, MGM M life and possibly even to Hilton Diamond status, despite the whole process starting with Hilton Gold status. For more about how that worked, read [Time to hop on board] From zero to hero on the status-match-go-round.

For now, that go-round is no longer an opportunity, unless you’d already hopped on board and obtained Wyndham’s Diamond status. Thankfully my wife and I did that a few months ago so we’re OK for now, for as much good as it’ll do us with travel opportunities greatly limited at the moment.

The one positive thing is that the message on the status match landing page suggests that this feature might simply be hibernating. The fact that they say it’s not being offered at this time and that status matching will become available again gives cause for hope. As for when it becomes available again is anyone’s guess.

It’s not clear if this is a response to their struggles as a result of COVID-19 or if this was pre-planned. Considering they were handing out Diamond status like candy up until now, I’m surprised they’re not continuing to do so seeing as it’ll cost them very little right now, but could potentially encourage people to book with them. If I had to guess, the team processing status matches has been furloughed, so this might purely be a logistical change forced on them, rather than something that they wanted to do. When travel starts to see an uptick, hopefully Wyndham (and all hotel chains and airlines) will be able to bring back all their staff on board. If and when that happens, we’ll hopefully see a return of Wyndham’s status matching.

Until then, farewell friend.

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Frank

Not sure if anyone’s paying attention… but I think this status match is back? Sure looks like it: https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/partners/wyndham_resorts

Or did this happen months ago and I’m just late in finding out?

[…] Wyndham Diamond status: Wyndham offers some perks exclusively to those with Diamond status such as suite upgrades (including on free nights), welcome amenity, and ability to gift Gold status to others.  Even better, Wyndham Diamond status freely matches to Caesar’s Diamond which offers perks like waived resort fees, free $100 Celebration dinner (read Nick’s Celebration Dinner trip report here), and much more.  Wyndham Diamond status is a more important perk than it was in the past because Wyndham has stopped offering status matches from other hotel chains. […]

X D

The status match exclusively between caesars and wyndham is still available through.

Kayexelate

How does Wyndham Diamond allow you to match to hilton Diamond? Is that through a straight up status match request to hIlton? I thought they are no longer doing status matches to Diamond. I was able to get Wyndham Diamond through the status match from my Hilton Gold. Just wondering how I can turn that into HIlton Diamond. I read Nicks post from jan 1 this year, and coudln’t find that part. Thanks

Kayexelate

THanks–I read Nick’s post but didn’t understand his comment here, “That means Sissy would have to book a night at a Caesars property (even though we aren’t planning to stay at one). If only she could pick up a free ni–….hmm….”

Kayexelate

Thanks for explaining! How does one get free nights at Caesar’s properties just by being a total rewards diamond member? I was able to match to that as well.

Carl WV

Check the flexible booking page on the Caesar Total Rewards site. You MAY have comp or really inexpensive nights, You can also transfer Wyndham points (10,0000 points for $100 in RT credits), which you can put towards your hotel bill. I’ve gotten free nights and have very little play since poker tournaments don’t count.

Joseph Giorgianni

Sad to hear it! My wife and I had a wonderful 4-night vacation at Atlantis Bahamas last January because of the Caesars Diamond match. Glad I matched it again at the beginning of the year. Hopefully we can go to the Bahamas again next January.

Mike

Same here. Still unsure if we’ll be able to go back this year. Did you hear that it no longer includes Royal Towers, though?

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