Rumor: New AMEX Hilton Card With Automatic Diamond Status & Much More!

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Via Doctor of Credit, AMEX may soon launch a new premium AMEX Hilton credit card.

Potential perks could include free Hilton Diamond status, a $250 annual travel credit, and an annual free night at Hilton hotels after meeting spending requirements.

There’s lots of competition in the miles & points world these days.  So it’s exciting to hear about potential new cards that can make Big Travel With Small Money possible!

AMEX Hilton Diamond Card
AMEX May Be Launching a New Premium Hilton Credit Card With Automatic Diamond Status & Many Other Perks!

I’ll fill you in on what I know!

AMEX Hilton Diamond Card

Link:   Doctor of Credit

There’s a possibility AMEX will introduce a new AMEX Hilton Diamond card.

Folks on Reddit have been speculating based on a survey AMEX sent to cardholders.

AMEX has NOT confirmed the rumor.  And there’s no official word on timing or a potential sign-up bonus for the card.  But based on information gathered by Doctor of Credit, the card perks could include:

  • Free Hilton Diamond status
  • 14 Hilton points per $1 you spend at Hilton hotels
  • 7 Hilton points per $1 you spend at US restaurants, car rental agencies, and airfare purchased directly from airlines
  • 3 Hilton points per $1 you spend on all other purchases
  • Free night at participating Hilton hotels after spending $12,000 annually
  • $250 annual travel credit for incidental fees like baggage fees
  • Free Priority Pass membership

The card’s annual fee could be $395.

Automatically earning Hilton Diamond status would be a terrific perk!  Because you normally need 30 stays or 60 nights to earn Hilton’s highest status.

With Diamond status, you get:

  • 50% elite bonus points on stays
  • 5th night free on award stays (same as Hilton Silver and Gold status)
  • Free breakfast at many Hilton locations
  • Room upgrades at eligible hotels
  • 1,000 Hilton bonus points per stay at ConradEmbassy Suites, and Waldorf Astoria hotels
  • 750 Hilton bonus points per stay at Hilton Garden Inn hotels

A new card would be great news for folks who took advantage of the limited time offers for the current AMEX Hilton cards.  Because you can only earn the sign-up bonus from AMEX cards once, per person, per lifetime.  So a new card could be an opportunity to earn a sign-up bonus!

Do I Believe the Rumor?

Yes!  Recently, AMEX has made changes to other cards like The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express.  I believe most of these changes were introduced to match the amazing cards offered by AMEX competitors, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

So a new premium AMEX Hilton card would make sense.  Because it would compete with the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card.

Many of the rumored perks are similar to the Ritz-Carlton benefits, like an annual travel credit, automatic elite status, and Priority Pass membership.

It will be very interesting to learn about the potential new card’s sign-up bonus and how it competes with 3 free nights offered on the Ritz-Carlton card.

Bottom Line

Doctor of Credit reports a rumor about a new premium American Express Hilton credit card.  Perks might include automatic Hilton Diamond status, a $250 annual travel credit, and much more!

I love the potential new competition versus the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card.

I’ll be sure to update you once I know more!

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