Hilton Honors and American Express are offering Hilton Honors Silver Status to holders of eligible Amex cards. This benefit is on offer to holders of the following American Express cards:
- Platinum Reserve
- Rewards Advantage
- Business Explorer
- Gold Business
Note that American Express Platinum card holders have a separate benefit offering Hilton Honors Gold status. Therefore, if you hold an American Express Platinum card, you will be better off using that benefit.
Benefits of Hilton Honors Silver
Hilton Honors Silver is the first of the elite tiers in the Hilton Honors program. The first level above Bronze, it is usually awarded after 4 stays or 10 nights in a year.
While an entry level elite status level, it does offer some useful benefits. The main benefits of Silver are
- Two complimentary bottles of water per stay. You can take advantage of this benefit at Conrad Hotels & Resort, Hilton Hotels & Resorts or DoubleTree by Hilton brands. You can also get this benefit at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Grand Vacations hotels
- 20% Bonus Points. Silver Hilton Honors members earn a bonus of 20% points over the base earnings. Most brands pay a base rate of 10 US Points per dollar. As a result of the bonus, you will receive an additional 2 Points per US dollar for your stay.
- Late checkout (upon request and subject to availability). Made available to Silver, Gold and Diamond members, this can save some serious money over paying for a late check-out. This can be useful if you have one of those overnight flights following your stay. There are no guarantees with this one, as it is subject to availability.
- Fifth night free. This can be an excellent benefit when you plan to stay at one hotels for a number of days. As a result of this benefit, you can save 20% on your award stays of 5 nights, as you will only pay for 4.
How to register for Hilton Honors Silver
In order to register for Hilton Honors Silver status, American Express have provided a simple, online process. You can simply apply through the American Express online portal.
Other Status Offers
Hilton Honors offer a range of short cuts to status. Some of the other offers include:
- Gold Fast Track: Members holding a Visa Signature or Visa Infinite card can apply for fast track status to Gold.
- Silver: Hilton Honors members holding a Visa Platinum card are eligible for Silver Status
- Status Match: Finally, Hilton Honors offers a status match challenge. This allows you to leverage an equivalent status in a competing loyalty program to gain elite status.