At first glance, opting in for the Hilton Aspire by American Express seems counter-intuitive cost-wise due to the massive annual fee of $450 USD. However, the credit card bears immense bonuses that truly give users a bang for their buck. Like many other available options, the Hilton Aspire relies on a point-based loyalty system but where the card differs is its immensely generous reward program. For example, if one spends $4,000 USD on the card in the first three months, one is given 150,000 points. Other point-earning opportunities include Hilton hotel bookings, AmExTravel.com bookings, car rentals and more.
In addition to this, signing up for and upon renewing the Hilton Aspire grants individuals a free weekend night award at any Hilton property, as well as a $250 annual resort credit, an annual airline incidental credit, access to the airport lounge, Hilton Diamond status and more.