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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card
The Citi Hilton Reserve card is one of the most lucrative hotel cards out there. The two free weekend night signup bonus (after spending $2,500 within 4 months of account opening) can be super valuable. I used mine at the $1,000+ a night Conrad Maldives, but you can use them at pretty much any Hilton resort that has standard award room availability. In addition to this, Citi is now offering $100 in statement when you spend $100 or more on a Hilton stay within the first 3 months of account opening. You earn 10 Hilton points per dollar spent on Hilton stays and in addition, Hilton is offering double points or airline miles from May 1- July 31, so a summer stay could be pretty lucrative.
Other Key Benefits
Complimentary Hilton Gold status (free breakfast) as long as you have the card open (no spend requirement)
Hilton Diamond status with $40,000 in spend per year
No foreign transaction fees Chip + Signature technology
Visa Signature perks (like luxury hotel program and travel protection)
Even though Hilton devalued their program massively last year, this card is a no-brainer for the two free weekend nights alone, plus this statement credit with a Hilton stay basically wipes out the $95 annual fee for the first year. It is still not even half-way through the year, so if you can swing $10,000 in spend, getting a $750+ in value from that free weekend night is not hard to do. I don’t know how long the $100 statement credit will be around- my contacts have simply said this will be “limited time”. I’ll update as soon as I hear any concrete end-date news, but this is definitely the best offer I’ve ever seen on this card since it was launched in 2012.