New Benefit For American Express Platinum Cardholders

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Looks like there is a new benefit for cardholders of the The Platinum Card® from American Express. Member can now enroll in complimentary HHonors™ Gold status! You already could get SPG Gold Status With American Express Platinum Card, so this is just another great benefit of having the card.

New Benefit For American Express Platinum Cardholders

Enroll in complimentary HHonors™ Gold status and enjoy benefits1:

  • Space-available room upgrades to preferred rooms at Waldorf Astoria™Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, and DoubleTree by Hilton™
  • 5th Reward Night Free on Standard Room Reward Stays of 5 nights or more2
  • 25% Bonus Points on all the Hilton HHonors Base Points you earn 

1Eligibility for all on-property HHonors benefits subject to full HHonors Terms & Conditions.
2Free night value based on the average nightly value of the stay; up to 4 free nights on a stay of 20 consecutive nights within the same stay. See HHonors Terms & Conditions.

As a Platinum Card® Member or Business Platinum Card® Member you are eligible to enroll in complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold status. Offer available only to Platinum Card Members and Business Platinum Card Members and is not transferable. Full details of Gold status can be found at and is subject to change by Hilton.

Gold status benefits are subject to availability at participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio. Once you request enrollment in Hilton HHonors program, American Express will share your enrollment information with Hilton.  Hilton may use this information in accordance with its privacy policy available at

If you already have Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status, you can maintain the benefit in the future because you do not need to meet any stay requirements. You maintain Gold status without meeting otherwise required criteria only while an eligible Card Member or until American Express notifies you that the benefit is terminated. Hilton HHonors™membership, earning of Points & Miles when booking direct and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. for more details.© 2015 Hilton Worldwide.

Bottom Line
I personally carry The Platinum Card® from American Express for the numerous benefits that it affords me like the $200 Airline Fee Credit Annually and access to the Centurion Lounges among others. Complimentary HHonors™ Gold status is just another great perk!


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  1. Future Hilton announcement perdiction: “Hilton is excited to announce a new level to their already busting at the seams membership program….. The new “Barron Platium” status in honor of our founder. This level is reached after 52 stays with the Hilton family of properties.

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