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Hilton Honors AmEx Ascend to Change Name Back to Surpass

June 4, 2019
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The Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card is going back to its roots with a name change.

Before January 2018 — when a slew of changes rolled out for the AmEx-Hilton credit card portfolio — the card used to be called the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express.

On July 18, 2019, it will revert back to the Surpass name, as the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card.

The key features of the card will remain intact, according to an American Express spokesperson. It will continue to offer cardholders:

  • 12X Hilton Honors bonus points for each dollar of eligible purchases made directly with a hotel or resort within the Hilton Portfolio.
  • 6X Hilton Honors bonus points for each dollar of eligible purchases made at U.S. restaurants, U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations.
  • 3X Hilton Honors bonus points for all other eligible purchases.
  • An annual fee of $95.
  • Earn 130,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points and a free weekend night reward after you spend $4,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 4 months of Card membership. Terms Apply.
  • Terms apply.

Additional card perks will still include:

  • A weekend night reward from Hilton Honors after you spend $15,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year and;
  • 10 complimentary visits to Priority Pass Select airport lounges each calendar year once enrolled.
  • Hilton Honors Diamond status through the end of the next calendar year after spending $40,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year.

There will also be one tweak made to a different Hilton AmEx card. On Aug. 1, Hilton Honors American Express Aspire cardmembers can continue to use their $250 Resort Statement Credit benefit for purchases made with participating resort properties for all rates, except when booking an Advanced Purchase rate. All other Hilton rates remain eligible for the $250 Resort Credit benefit for purchases made with participating resort properties.

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