American Express Hilton Honors Aspire

The American Express Hilton Honors Aspire card earns Hilton Honors points and offers cardholders an annual $250 Hilton Resort credit, a $200 airline fee credit, instant Hilton Diamond Elite status, an annual free night, and more.

Rewards Rates

The American Express Hilton Honors Aspire card accrues Hilton Honor points for all purchases made on the card:

  • 14 Hilton Honors points for every dollar spent on purchases at hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio.
  • 7 Hilton Honors points for every dollar spent on purchases related to travel, such as flights and car rentals.
  • 7 Hilton Honors points for every dollar spent on dining and restaurants within the United States.
  • 3 Hilton Honors points for every dollar spent on all other purchases.

With a 14x earnings multiplier on points after you spend at Hilton properties, this card is an absolute juggernaut when it comes to earning Hilton Honors bonus points.

Redeeming Hilton Honors Points

Hilton Honors points can be redeemed to stay at over 7,000 Hilton properties, including luxury brands such as the Waldorf Astoria and the Conrad. The nightly point cost varies based on the hotel or resort, capping out at around 120,000 points per night for the most luxurious properties.

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As the Amex Hilton Honors Aspire card is considered a premium credit card, it comes with quite a few sizable benefits for cardholders.

Every anniversary year, Hilton Honors Aspire cardholders are entitled to $250 in statement credits for eligible purchases made directly with participating Hilton Resorts. This can include room rates, dining, parking, and any other costs that can be charged to your room. A list of the 273 qualifying Hilton resorts can be found here.

Every calendar year, cardholders are entitled to a $250 airline fee credit to be applied to applicable airline fees charged to the card (such as seat selection, baggage, or pet fees). In order to activate this benefit, the cardholder will need to go into their Amex account under “Benefits” in order to select the US-based airline of their choice. The airline selected can be updated yearly, but cannot be updated once it is picked for the year.

If you book a minimum of a two-night stay at a participating Waldorf Astoria or Conrad property through and charge the full cost to your card, you will receive up to $100 in on-property credits during your stay.

As a cardholder, you will instantly receive Hilton Honors Diamond elite status, which is the highest status within the Hilton program. This status will persist for as long as you hold the Aspire card. This means that you will receive free breakfast for two, lounge access, and room upgrades where possible when staying at a Hilton portfolio property.

Aspire cardholders are able to sign-up for Priority Pass Select, which entitles the member to unlimited airport lounge visits for you and up to 2 guests per visit. This Priority Pass membership gives you access to over 1,200 airport lounges around the world.

Upon approval, you will receive one free weekend night which can be used at any Hilton property (with a value of up to 95,000 Hilton Honors points). You will receive another free weekend night every year on your card member anniversary date. The free weekend night certificate will be deposited to your Hilton Honors account and can take 8-12 weeks to appear.

If you are a big spender, you will earn an additional free weekend night certificate after you spend $60,000 on purchases on your Card in a calendar year.

Insurance Coverage

The Amex Hilton Honors Aspire credit card offers two types of insurance coverage:

  • Rental car loss and damage insurance
  • Baggage insurance

Other Hilton Honors Cards You Might Consider

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