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American Express Offers New Hilton HHonors Status Benefit to Platinum Card Members
NEW YORK,  October 9, 2015 -- 

American Express announced today a global agreement with Hilton Worldwide that will offer Consumer, Corporate and OPEN Platinum Card Members complimentary Hilton HHonorsTM Gold Status*. This new benefit is now available for U.S. Platinum Card Members, rolling out to Platinum Card Members in other countries in the coming months. Hilton Worldwide, whose properties have been long standing participants of the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program and The Hotel Collection from American Express, will now offer Card Members access to a wider selection of hotels in 2016.

“Our Platinum Card Members count on us to elevate their travel experience from the time they book their trip until they return home,” said Lisa Durocher, senior vice president, Charge and Benefits for American Express. “The Platinum Card can help make travel more enjoyable at every step of the journey, and this latest agreement with Hilton Worldwide gives card members a more convenient and valuable stay while on the road.”

Enrolled Platinum Card Members will receive Hilton HHonors Gold Status benefitsi at more than 4,440 participating Hilton Worldwide properties worldwide, including:

  • Space-available room upgrades to preferred rooms at Waldorf AstoriaTM Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, and DoubleTree by HiltonTM
  • Free standard internet access when booking direct
  • Digital check-in which enables you to choose your room and customize your stay from your mobile device
  • Late check-out and express check-out upon requestii
  • 25% bonus points on all Hilton HHonors Base Points earned
  • 5th Reward Night Free on Standard Room reward stays of five nights or more.iii Complimentary bottled water and access to hotel-owned-and-operated fitness centers during stays at select properties

Platinum Card Members can enroll online at americanexpress.com/hiltongold or by calling the number on the back of their Card.

Coinciding with the newest status benefit for Platinum Card Members, a number of additional Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Hilton hotel properties have also been added to the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program and The Hotel Collection from American Express. Featured properties now include the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Conrad Algarve and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.

“Through Hilton HHonors membership, we are able to create a more personalized relationship with our guests. This enables us to provide them with more choice, control and value such as free Wi-Fi, free stays and exclusive experiences,” said Mark Weinstein, global head of loyalty and partnerships for Hilton Worldwide.

About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors is the award-recognized guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 12 distinct hotel brands, spanning more than 4,440 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties across 97 countries and territories. This year, J.D. Power awarded Hilton HHonors as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Programs in a Tie”. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With 46 million members, HHonors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, charitable contributions, or unique events through the HHonors auction platform(hhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation® or a race experience with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. There is no cost to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.


*HHonors Gold Status Benefit Terms and Conditions:

As a Platinum Card® Member you are eligible to enroll in complimentary Hilton HHonors Gold status. Offer available only to Platinum Card® Members and is not transferable. Full details of Gold status can be found at hhonors.com/memberbenefits 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 the 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 hhonors.com/privacypolicy. 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. Visit hhonors.com/terms for more details. ©2015 Hilton Worldwide

iEligibility for all on-property benefits subject to full HHonors Terms & Conditions.

iiLate check-out must be requested and is subject to availability.

iiiFree 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.


Contacts

Melanie Backs212.640.2164melanie.l.backs@aexp.com

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