Hilton Stepping Up Bonuses: Up to 490,000 Points Possible

by Shelli

American Express has upped the introductory bonuses on its fleet of four Hilton Honors credits cards. It’s now possible to earn up to 475,000 Hilton Honors points.

For those who have never held a Hilton card and who don’t have an Honors membership, the bonuses kicked in Sept. 11. Current members of the program can apply now:

These are some of the best offers Hilton has had since these cards became part of the American Express Hilton portfolio of cards.

What Are 150,000 Hilton Honors Points Worth?

These intro offers supply enough points currency to score a night at some of Hilton’s most desirable properties worldwide. Hilton’s point reward rates are variable, and award nights at the most desirable Hilton properties can cost up to 95,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

The top bonus offer on these card, 150,000 Hilton Honors points would get you an award night at one of their top properties, such as the Conrad Maldives, on a peak travel date, or perhaps two nights during an off-peak period.

Image by Conrad Maldives

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund requires 80,000 Hilton Honors points for a one night award stay.

Image by The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, The Bund

The London Hilton Park Lane also requires 80,000 Hilton Honors points for a one night award stay.

Image by London Hilton Park Lane

On the other hand, depending on your destination hotel choices and even what time of year you travel, there are Hilton properties that only require 10,000 Hilton Honors points for an award night. That would stretch these 150,000 points into 15 nights.

Hilton Honors points can be combined with American Express Membership Rewards Points and Chase Ultimate Rewards points, as well.

The Upshot

Turns out I don’t have three of these cards. If you’re like me and are looking to stay more often at Hilton properties, this is a great time to see if these cards work for you. And if you’re already a Hilton fan, then these elevated bonuses should make you happy!

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Scott August 22, 2019 - 9:24 am

I assume that if you’ve had these Amex hilton cards previously you are not entitled to the bonus again? Or do these elevated bonuses erase that?

Shelli August 22, 2019 - 8:35 pm

Hi Scott, Your assumption is correct. AmEx rules are once per lifetime per card regardless of sign-up bonus.


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