A new American Express offer has been launched with Hilton. You may find this in the ‘Offers’ section of one, all or none of your cards on the online statement page. I have it on my BA Amex but not my Platinum card.
If you have it, this is the deal:
Receive £100 statement credit when spending £500 at Hilton properties in the US
Valid until 31st October
Only valid when you pay at the hotel (“excludes online payments”)
There is NO list of participating hotels. This is a problem. Historically, Hilton offers have applied across all brands – Waldorf Astoria, Hampton, DoubleTree etc.
It doesn’t say that here. All references to hotels just say ‘Hilton’ or ‘Hilton properties’ or ‘participating Hilton hotels’ – not ‘Hilton family’, ‘Hilton owned’, ‘Hilton group’ etc. It is perfectly possible that you won’t get it at a DoubleTree or, say, the highly acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills pictured below.
Remember that you will be hit by a 3% foreign exchange fee when paying on an American Express card in the US. This reduces the value of the cashback if you would otherwise have paid on a 0% FX fees card.
How to earn Hilton Honors points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points. That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)