Complimentary Hilton Diamond Status
Perhaps the best benefit of the Hilton Aspire card is that it offers all cardholders top-tier Diamond status in the Hilton Honors program. Usually, you need to spend 60 nights a year in a Hilton hotel in order to achieve Diamond status, but Hilton Aspire cardholders get it right away.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect with Hilton Honors Diamond status:
- 100% point bonus on stays
- Room upgrades, including suites
- Complimentary breakfast
- Executive Lounge access
- Welcome amenities
Anniversary Free Night Certificate
Each year on your account anniversary, Hilton Aspire cardholders receive 1 free weekend night certificate that can be used at almost any Hilton hotel within its portfolio. Do keep in mind that the certificate can only be used on the weekend, and excludes specific hotels.
This benefit alone can drastically help offset the annual fee, as many of the most expensive hotels in the Hilton portfolio can cost hundreds of dollars per night.
Hot Tip: According to Hilton, “unexpired Free Weekend Night Rewards and new Free Weekend Night Rewards issued through December 31, 2022 can now be used on any night of the week (not just on the weekends).”
$250 Annual Hilton Resort Credit
Each cardmember year, you’ll receive $250 in statement credits for incidentals at participating Hilton resorts. This $250 can be used on items like dining, activities, and spa treatments.
$250 Annual Airline Fee Credit
As with other airline fee credits offered from American Express cards, each year you’ll receive $250 in statement credits for incidentals from an airline of your choice. However, the credit only applies to incidental fees like change or cancellation fees, checked bag fees, internet fees, etc.
Priority Pass Select Membership
Hilton Aspire cardholders receive a Priority Pass Select membership that allows you and 2 traveling companions to visit over 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide.
$100 Credit at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Properties
When you book a 2-night stay or longer at Waldorf Astoria or Conrad properties, your room rate (not including prepaid and non-refundable rates) and on-site purchases qualify for a $100 statement credit each membership year.