Three of the four Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards issued by American Express US have just come out with massive limited-time welcome bonuses, which are available until January 17, 2024.
The Amex US Hilton cards represent one of the best ways to diversify your hotel rewards game outside of Marriott Bonvoy. With these juicy welcome bonuses, you can unlock nights at some of the chain’s best properties at a very steep discount.
Amex US Hilton Honors Aspire Card: Up to 180,000 Points!
The Amex US Hilton Aspire Card is the top-tier personal card in the Hilton lineup, and commands an annual fee of $550 (all figures in USD).
The card recently received a makeover, which saw an increase to its annual fee, the removal of unlimited Priority Pass visits, and the addition of a up to $600 in statement credits, amongst other changes.
As part of the limited-time offer, you can earn 180,000 Hilton Honors points upon spending $6,000 (USD) in the first six months.
Previously, the card offered its standard welcome bonus of 150,000 Hilton Honors points; however, we’ve also seen other, more lucrative welcome bonuses this year that came with Free Night Rewards.
The current welcome bonus is indeed quite generous, and is most certainly worth the annual fee. We value Hilton Honors points at 0.5 cents per point, and using that metric, we’d peg a value of $900 on the welcome bonus alone.
In terms of ongoing value in exchange for the $550 (USD) annual fee, the Hilton Aspire card gives you instant top-tier Hilton Diamond status for as long as you hold the card, and a total of up to $600 in statement credits each year
You can also earn up to three Free Night Rewards each year: one on your cardholder anniversary, one upon spending $30,000 in a calendar year, and one upon spending $60,000 in a calendar year.
Each Free Night Reward is good for a stay worth up to 150,000 points, which can be used at some of the chain’s most prestigious properties that typically run hundreds of dollars per night or more.
Amex US Hilton Surpass Card: Up to 170,000 Points!
The Amex US Hilton Surpass Card is the mid-tier personal card in the Hilton lineup, and commands an annual fee of $155.
The card recently received a makeover, which saw an increase to its annual fee, the removal of 10 complimentary Priority Pass visits, and the addition of a quarterly $50 statement credit for Hilton stays, for up to $200 each year.