These two special offers expire tomorrow — May 4 — there’s just one day left.
- Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton HHonors points after $3000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of cardmembership. (offer expired)
- Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express is the no annual fee version and is offering 75,000 Hilton HHonors points after $1,000 in eligible purchases on the card in your first 3 months of cardmembership. (offer expired)
American Express has its biggest-ever signup bonuses for its two Hilton HHonors credit cards and is running them through May 4.
Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express: 100,000 Hilton HHonors points after $3000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of cardmembership. (offer expired)
The $75 annual fee card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold status which means 25% bonus on points earned through Hilton stays, room upgrades where available, and breakfast or lounge access as an option at most Hilton properties. It’s a lower annual fee than the $95 Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card which also comes with Gold status. ($40,000 worth of spending on the card in a calendar year earns Diamond status through the end of the next year.)
You also get a Priority Pass Select card for lounge access (this version doesn’t include free guests or free visits)
Points-earning is 12 HHonors points per dollar on Hilton purchases, 6 per dollar at U.S. restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations, and 3 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases.
Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express is the no annual fee version and is offering 75,000 Hilton HHonors points after $1,000 in eligible purchases on the card in your first 3 months of cardmembership. (offer expired)
The card earns 7 HHonors points per dollar on Hilton purchases, 5 points per dollar at U.S. restaurants, US supermarkets, and US gas stations, and 3 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases.
View from the Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Here’s Hilton’s room night redemption chart:
AXON Awards: American Express co-brand cardholders can book ‘AXON’ awards which are discounted awards for four night stays in category 5 through 10 hotels.
Savings are fantastic when reward nights are at the high end of the range for a hotel’s category. They’re not good when a hotel is at the cheapest end of the range.
5th Night Free: Hilton HHonors elite members receive every 5th night free on Standard Room Rewards (up to four free nights on a stay of 20 consecutive nights). It’s not technically night 5 that is free, however.
If you’re booking a stay that’s longer than 5 nights, and some nights require more points than others, you should break up the reservation and use points for the 5 consecutive nights with the highest points price.
On the other hand if you book the full stay in one reservation, Hilton totals the number of points for the stay, averages them, and deducts one night’s worth. But if you book the five highest points nights as one redemption you will maximize the 5th night free.
Leveraging the Low Categories: Hilton offers more value than any other program for low category redemptions.
While Hilton’s top hotels aren’t as pricey in points (adjusting for inflated currencies) as Starwood’s, and while the Conrad Maldives, Conrad Koh Samui, and Hilton Bora Bora are super-desireable (I’ve been to the Koh Samui hotel and to the Hilton Bora Bora when it was part of Starwood), your points go the farthest for the outlier low category properties.
Beach is over 2 miles long and about 75-100 yards wide. Absolutely empty even though hotel is full.
If you look to the left on beach there is nothing but sea (to the right is a monstrous port with about 20 cranes.. intriguing looking). The service is great.
The property is definitely not cutting edge but surely not shabby. More than acceptable especially for 5000 points per night. The room is perfectly fine… Food on property is more than fine…
Hotel is a few kilometers from town but a couple of restaurants within walking distance. There are no other hotels on the beach within sight. So take that sense of isolation for what it’s worth to you.
Between all my family Hilton HHonors credit card sign up bonuses we have about 130 category 1 free nights. So it was worth checking this place out firsthand. It is consistent with most tripadvisor reviews.
Is salalah worth staying for about a third of a year?? The math of 130 free rooms is pretty compelling for what most folks would judge this a solid 3.5 to 4 star property.
The hotel is 15 min from center of town. The town is compact and clean and a clutch of pedestrian friendly side streets with relatively genetic shopping offerings and a bunch of crazy inexpensive and delicious Indian Chinese and Arabic restaurants.
The hotel dinner offerings include an outdoor seaside restaurant that was quite good.
As Salalah is not actually on the American traveller bullseye. The locals are both fascinated and thrilled to have us. Expect exemplary if not fawning treatment.
You can certainly stretch your 5000 point per night redemptions with Hilton HHonors!