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Earlier this year, we found out how strong a partnership American Express and Hilton have when we saw Amex effectively fund Hilton’s cashflows and the pandemic brought trael to a standstill, and now we’re getting a further look at just how close the two are as American Express launches targeted offers for 10 (yes, ten!) of Hilton’s brands.
Hilton Amex Offers
Ordinarily, I’d set out each offer separately but with a large number of similarities between the offers, it would appear to make sense to consider them together…so here they are:
Save At Waldorf Astoria & Conrad Properties:
Save At Hilton Hotels, Curio Collection & Canopy Properties:
Save At DoubleTree & Tapestry Properties:
Save At Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites & Home2 Properties:
If you’re wondering which Hilton brands are not on offer, they are: LXR, Signa, Tempo, Motto, Tru & Hilton Grand Vacations.
The full terms and conditions for each offer can be found on the offers themselves (assuming you have been targeted), but here are a few general things you should know that apply to all the offers shown above:
- The offers all run through 31 December 2020 – the Amex card to which you save the offer(s) must have been charged by this date for the statement credit to be triggered.
- These offers are only valid for bookings at properties in the US and in US Territories.
- Room rate as well as charges made to the room will count towards the spending targets for these offers.
- There’s a limit of 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
- There’s a limit of 1 statement credit per Card Member.
- All reservations must be made directly through an official Hilton channel (website, app, or phone) to trigger the statement credit(s).
- The statement credits shown will only be triggered by bookings at the Hilton brands shown in the targeted offers.
- Advance purchase, save now & pay, and non-refundable rates will not trigger these offers.
- Gift card purchases are excluded.
This can only be described as a deluge of offers for stays with various Hilton brands and it’s clear that the hotelier (in conjunction with Amex) is working hard to try to get guests back into its properties.
While there’s some discrepancy between how much you need to spend to trigger each offer and how much actual cash is on the table, all the deals you see above will return a maximum of approximately 25% if you spend the minimum required amount. If you can limit your spending to that amount that’s great but, realistically, most people will probably save no more than ~20%.
Still, percentage discounts aside, if you’ve been considering booking a trip there’s a lot of free cash on the table here, and although I doubt many readers will be happy to hop from property to property on a single trip just to lock-in all the savings, there’s clearly scope to save across multiple trips and stays.
If you have athe excellent Hilton Honors Surpass credit card (review) or the high-end Hilton Honors Aspire credit card, those are the first cards you should be checking for these targeted offers as they will both offer a better return on your Hilton spending than any other Amex card on the market. If you only hold the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors credit card (review) the Amex Green Card will probably be a better place to start.
If, however, like me, you’ve only been targeted for one or two of these promotions on your Hilton co-brand card, make sure you take time to consider which of your other cards you should save these offers too – I’ve chosen to go with my favorite no annual fee card, the Blue Business Plus Card (review).
American Express is currently targeting cardholders for savings at up to 11 different Hilton Brands for stays made in the United States (on in the US Territories) by the end of the year. For Hilton Honirs elites this is a nice set of savings that will go well with the new year-end promotion that Hilton recently announced. For everyone else these offers will give pause for thought as for a short stay that will trigger one or more of these savings, the cash on offer here will probably outweigh most (if not all) of the elite benfits they may be offered elsewhere.