American Express & Hilton Announce New Credit Cards

American Express & Hilton Announce New Credit Cards

Hilton currently has two credit card issuers, American Express and Citi Bank. Earlier this year it was announced earlier that starting in 2018 American Express would be the sole issuer of Hilton Honors credit cards. Now that American Express will be the sole issuer of Hilton Honors credit cards, American Express and Hilton announced four new credit cards that are launching on January 18th, 2018.

We are a big fan of Hilton Hotels and the Hilton Honors program. Gold and Diamond Hilton Honors status gets you free breakfast at most hotels, room upgrades, late check out, bonus Hilton points and more. Combined with fourteen Hilton Brands with a large footprint across the globe and a growing collection of luxury hotels and boutique hotels (see why we love Hilton’s Curio Collection), Hilton is a great choice for us when we travel.

Here are the details of the new and refreshed American Express Hilton Credit Cards.

Hilton Honors American Express Card

• 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
• 5X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at U.S. grocery stores, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations
• 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
• Complimentary Hilton Honors Silver status; Earn Gold status after spending $20,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year
• No foreign transaction fees
• No annual fee

Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card

• 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
• 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at U.S. grocery stores, U.S. restaurants, and U.S. gas stations
• 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
• Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status; Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
• One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
• 10 free Priority Pass™Lounge passes to ease the airport experience
• No foreign transaction fees

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

• 12X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
• 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service producers and U.S. purchases for shipping
• 6X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on U.S. restaurants, flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, and car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies
• 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on all other eligible purchases
• Complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status; Earn Diamond status after spending $40,000 in purchases on the card in a calendar year
• One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $15, 000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year
• A second Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $60,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year
• 10 free Priority Pass™Lounge passes to ease the airport experience and get work done more easily and comfortably while waiting for a flight
• No foreign transaction fees
• $95 annual fee

Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

• 14X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
• 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies and at U.S. restaurants
• 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on other purchases
• Complimentary Hilton Honors Diamond status
• One Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio with your new Card and each year of Card Membership
• A second Weekend Night Reward at a hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $60,000 in purchases on the Card in a calendar year
• Unlimited Priority Pass™Lounge passes to ease the airport experience
• $250 Airline incidental fee statement credit
• $250 Hilton resort statement credit
• $100 on-property credit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts when booking the exclusive Aspire Card package
• Access to 24/7 American Express concierge
• No foreign transaction fees
• $450 annual fee

These new credit cards are going to be a great option for Hilton Honors members. No longer having foreign transaction fees will be a great change. It’s also great to see the addition of a business credit card and the premium Aspire Card are also great additions to the Hilton Honors credit card portfolio.

The Aspire Card could be a great card to have in your wallet as the benefits easily negate the $450 annual fee, plus you’ll get Diamond status with Hilton.

Existing Card Holders

American Express currently offers the no fee Hilton Honors credit card and the $75.00 fee Surpass card. Those existing American Express Hilton cards will be product changed to the new Hilton Honors American Express Card (still no fee) and the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card ($95.00) fee in January of 2018.

For those with Citi cards, on January 30, 2018, all open and eligible no-fee Citi Hilton Honors Cards will be replaced with the Hilton Honors American Express Card. Open and eligible Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Cards will be replaced with the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card.

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