The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card comes with Hilton Gold status as long as you keep the card. It comes with a $95 annual fee, and I usually think of Hilton Gold (modest upgrades, free breakfast, internet) as worth $95 for the moderately frequent-but-no-elite traveler.
The card comes with two weekend nights at most Hilton properties in the world, and another weekend night after $10,000 in spend each each.
There’s no foreign transaction fees with the card, $40,000 spend in a year earns Hilton Diamond.
What’s unique about this offer, that I haven’t seen before, is that it’s now available with a $100 statement credit after your first Hilton family hotel stay of $100 more charged to the card within 3 months. So if you use the card and its Gold status with Hilton right away, the card is effectively free the first year.
For avoidance of doubt, this card does not offer any referral credit to me, it’s simply the best offer I’ve seen for this card in the year and a half it’s been on the market.
(HT: Million Mile Secrets)