AmEx-Hilton Cards Debut With Rich Offers for New Cardholders

Melissa LambarenaJan 25, 2018
AmEx-Hilton Cards Debut With Rich Offers for New Cardholders
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Offers described in this article have expired, and this page is out of date. See our details pages about the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card and the The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card for the current offers. 

The Hilton Honors credit card portfolio has officially gained two new American Express credit cards — a premium card for frequent travelers, and a small-business card — while two existing products have been updated. And we've learned a bit more about all of the offerings.

Nerdy tip: For more information on the launch of these cards, their rewards rates and other perks, visit our previous story on the announcement.

New cards

  • The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card carries a $450 annual fee but offers generous perks that can help offset it, including travel credits, automatic Hilton Honors Diamond status and unlimited access to Priority Pass airport lounges (see rates and fees). It offers a nice bonus for new cardholders: Earn 150,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

  • Hilton Honors American Express Business Card
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    The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card has an annual fee of $95 (see rates and fees). Cardholders will also get automatic Hilton Honors Gold status with the card. Its bonus offer for newcomers: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.

Updated cards

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Two existing cards also have been updated as part of the AmEx-Hilton launch. Among other changes, both cards no longer charge foreign transaction fees (formerly 2.7%):

  • The Hilton Honors American Express Card (see rates and fees) comes with this bonus offer for new cardholders: Earn 80,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Card after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend a total of $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months. Terms Apply.

  • Hilton Honors Ascend
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    The Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express has been rebranded as the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. (UPDATE July 18, 2019: This card has revived the Surpass name and is now called the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card — see rates and fees. The current bonus offer: Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, you can earn an additional 50,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after you spend a total of $10,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 6 months. Terms Apply.)

All four cards are linked to the Hilton Honors loyalty program, which allows cardholders to earn even more rewards.

NerdWallet values Hilton Honors points at an average of 0.4 cent apiece.


To view rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Card, see this page. To view rates and fees of the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, see this page. All information about the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card has been collected independently by NerdWallet. The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is no longer available through NerdWallet. To view rates and fees of The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, see this page.