AMEX Launching Premium Hilton Aspire Card in January

Along with the AMEX's current and soon-to-be transitioned Hilton credit cards, they will be launching a premium Hilton card with automatic Hilton Honors Diamond status. Other benefits include:

  • 14X Hilton Honors Bonus Points at hotels and resorts in the Hilton portfolio worldwide
  • 7X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on flights booked directly with airlines or amextravel.com, car rentals booked directly from select car rental companies and at U.S. restaurants
  • 3X Hilton Honors Bonus Points on other purchases
  • One weekend night at any hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio (on account opening and on account anniversary)
  • A second weekend night at any hotel or resort in the Hilton portfolio after spending $60,000 on the card within a calendar year
  • Priority Pass membership
  • $250 airline incidental fee statement credit
  • $250 Hilton resort statement credit
  • $100 on property credit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts when booking the exclusive Aspire Card package

Being a premium card, you'll be tagged with a $450 annual fee for all of the perks that come with the card. But, if you stay at Hilton properties often, you may be able to get significant value from this card.