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American Express Announces Two New Hilton Credit Cards

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The resort benefit on the Aspire card only works at the ~200 hotels on the list at this link:
http://www3.hilton.com/en/resorts/index.html#
For existing Surpass card holders, AMEX verbally confirmed that on or after 20 January 2018, card holders can call in and request cards be converted to Aspire - while maintaining the same credit card number, balance limits, PIN, etc.

For the Aspire card, the Annual Weekend Night Reward will be issued in the form of a redeemable code and sent in an email from Hilton Honors to the email address listed on your Hilton Honors account. You will receive the reward email within 8-14 weeks after opening your Card Account and each year within 8-14 weeks after your Card Account anniversary date. E-mail for Hilton providing the free night certificate has been received by several people..

HonorsRepresentative (Lauren) has provided answers in the following posts to some of the questions that have been raised in this thread:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29118905-post491.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29082769-post468.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29068815-post452.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29068259-post449.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29064439-post446.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29037200-post430.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29032382-post420.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29027525-post401.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29014945-post312.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29009198-post227.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29005693-post161.html
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Old Mar 23, 18, 7:53 pm
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I am very impressed. Promptly after I passed the $4,000 spend on my HH AmEx Aspire card, the 100,000 HH points were credited to my account. I did not need to wait for the next billing cycle, as I had expected. (No free night certificate yet though!)
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Old Mar 23, 18, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by soy View Post
I got the 10k Surpass night about month after hitting the threshold (Jan 18). My renewal is mid-year so this was earlier than expected. I got no email after I hit 10k, just the email with the free night.
I was wondering where the 15k night was and just realized I am $50 shy of the spend. Hoping that night comes quickly also, but since my statement just closed I might be stuck waiting
My 15k night came as soon as I hit the spending threahold, not when that statement closed.
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Old Mar 25, 18, 5:33 am
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Your Weekend Night Reward for $15,000 Spend

Congratulations! You have reached $15,000.00 in eligible purchases and have earned a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors!

Reward Number

Xxxxxxxxxxx

Issued On

March xx, 2018

To redeem a Weekend Night Reward, Card Members must call 1-800-446-6677 and mention the code provided by Hilton Honors.

You can also check your Hilton Honors account for the status of any Weekend Night Rewards issued to you (including the expiration date) by calling 1-800-446-6677

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Old Mar 25, 18, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by Carl Christensen View Post

Your Weekend Night Reward for $15,000 Spend


Congratulations! You have reached $15,000.00 in eligible purchases and have earned a Weekend Night Reward from Hilton Honors!

Reward Number

Xxxxxxxxxxx

Issued On

March xx, 2018

To redeem a Weekend Night Reward, Card Members must call 1-800-446-6677 and mention the code provided by Hilton Honors.

You can also check your Hilton Honors account for the status of any Weekend Night Rewards issued to you (including the expiration date) by calling 1-800-446-6677

logged into Amex, selected my Amex Hilton ascend card that I put 15k on, and saw in green text with a link toward the top of the page “Congratulations! You've earned a Weekend night reward”
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Old Mar 26, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
No email for me yet re Aspire, will keep waiting...
Email stating cert was coming in 8-14 weeks came yesterday. Cert in my inbox today.
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Old Mar 26, 18, 8:50 am
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Also received Aspire free night certificate today.
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Old Mar 26, 18, 9:19 am
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I received my certificate for spending $15K on Ascend today - prior to the statement closing.

I haven't received an e-mail or certificate for my Aspire yet.
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Old Mar 26, 18, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by jbeckett View Post
Also received Aspire free night certificate today.
I received mine also
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Old Mar 26, 18, 10:30 am
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I received mine as well.

Here is the hotel exclusions list for anyone interested:
All Inclusive Properties:
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Central Pacific -Costa Rica
Hilton Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort
Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Hilton Sharks Bay Resort
Jewel Dunn’s River Resort & Spa Ocho Rios, Curio Collection by Hilton
Jewel Paradise Cove Runaway Bay, Curio Collection by Hilton

Distinctive Properties:
Conrad Koh Samui Residences
Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk
Kingston Plantation Condos
Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences
Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations
Royale Palms Condominiums
Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations
Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations
The Hilton Club - New York
Hilton Grand Vacation at Craigendarroch Suites
Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza
Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise (Convention Center)
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at SeaWorld
Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at the Flamingo
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Boulevard
Las Palmeras by Hilton Grand Vacations
Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations
Kings Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations
Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations
Park City Hilton Grand Vacations
Sunrise Lodge by Hilton Grand Vacations
The District by Hilton Club
Valdoro Mountain Lodge
West 57th Street by Hilton Club
Ho'olei at Grand Wailea
Las Casitas, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq

All Hampton by Hilton™ hotels in the People’s Republic of China
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Old Mar 26, 18, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by jbeckett View Post
Also received Aspire free night certificate today.

I received mine too!!!
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Old Mar 26, 18, 10:58 am
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Got mine today too!
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Old Mar 26, 18, 1:05 pm
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I've been a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa card holder (the no annual fee card) since 2016, and been on Gold status since then since they gave you Gold status for as long as you were a card holder. In January 2018, I received the no annual fee Amex Hilton card as a replacement for the Citi one. Today I received an email from Hilton:
jalabi99, your tier status is about to change
Hi jalabi99! Your 2017 travel has earned you Silver status for 2018, and that comes with some pretty great perks on every stay. Your new status is effective April 1, 2018
Silver status is the bare minimum of tiers and is pretty bad so I want to retain my Gold status by all means. Do you think it would be possible to do a product change/"upgrade" to the Amex Hilton Ascend card, which has a $95 annual fee but also complementary Gold status for the life of the card? Or should I just suck it up and put enough Hilton spend to get me back to Gold status?
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Old Mar 26, 18, 2:06 pm
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For those who got the free night cert for the Aspire card, did you apply when the new card first came out or at a later date?
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Old Mar 26, 18, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by mmdough View Post
For those who got the free night cert for the Aspire card, did you apply when the new card first came out or at a later date?
I got mine today. I applied on the day that the card came out.
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Old Mar 26, 18, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jalabi99 View Post
I've been a Citi Hilton HHonors Visa card holder (the no annual fee card) since 2016, and been on Gold status since then since they gave you Gold status for as long as you were a card holder. In January 2018, I received the no annual fee Amex Hilton card as a replacement for the Citi one. Today I received an email from Hilton:


Silver status is the bare minimum of tiers and is pretty bad so I want to retain my Gold status by all means. Do you think it would be possible to do a product change/"upgrade" to the Amex Hilton Ascend card, which has a $95 annual fee but also complementary Gold status for the life of the card? Or should I just suck it up and put enough Hilton spend to get me back to Gold status?
If the spend is $40K it's worth getting the card that gives you Diamond for that.
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