We somewhat frequently see Amex Offers for discounts on hotel stays, in particular with Hilton and Marriott, given that Amex issues co-brand credit cards for both of those companies. We’re now seeing a new hotel offer.
Save $125 when you spend $500+ with Hilton
At the moment there’s a new targeted Amex Offer for $125 back when you spend $500+ at Conrad or Waldorf Astoria properties.
The offer is valid for stays at participating properties through December 31, 2020, and only properties in the US and US territories qualify.
We’ve seen these Amex Offers deals for Hilton properties quite a few times in the past, given the close partnership between Amex and Hilton.
This promotion isn’t valid at any Hilton family brands other than Conrad or Waldorf Astoria. According to the terms you need to book directly with Hilton to take advantage of this, and what matters is that you’re billed during the promotion period.
What’s interesting is that the terms state “offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and Non-refundable rates.” I’m not sure to what degree that will actually be enforced. I suspect they added this to the terms to make it clear that those who already pre-paid and are staying during the promotion period wouldn’t get the bonus.
In reality, I would imagine eligibility will be based on whether you have an eligible charge from a hotel on your credit card during the promotion period. Historically Virtuoso bookings qualify for these promotions as well.
You can also combine this Amex Offers deal with any promotions being run by Hilton Honors, including the current double rewards global promotion.
This offer seems to mostly be on Hilton cards
While there are lots of great American Express travel rewards cards, it appears that this offer is mostly being targeted to Hilton Honors American Express accounts. This includes the following cards:
- The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (review) offers 14x points per dollar spent with Hilton
- The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card (review) offers 12x points per dollar spent with Hilton
- The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (review) offers 12x points per dollar spent with Hilton
- The Hilton Honors American Express Card (review) offers 7x points per dollar spent with Hilton
In many ways, it’s ideal to have these offers on co-branded cards anyway, given that they offer bonus points for Hilton spending.
There’s a new Amex Offers deal that can save you money on your next Conrad or Waldorf Astoria stay in the US. This does seem to mostly be targeted on co-branded Hilton cards. If you have one of these cards then that’s great, since they offer compelling returns for Hilton spending to begin with.
Was your account targeted for this Conrad & Waldorf Astoria Amex Offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?