American Express has long offered SPG Gold status, but now they just improved the benefits of their Platinum card by adding Hilton HHonors Gold status as a card benefit.

Amex Platinum Card Adds Hilton Gold Status As Benefit-01

Normally to earn Hilton Gold status you need to To achieve or retain HHonors Gold status, you need to earn either make 20 stays or 40 nights in a calendar year, or earn 75,000 HHonors Base Points in a calendar year. But, now you can get it automatically if you have an Amex Platinum card.

Some of the major benefits of Hilton HHonors Gold status include:

  • Guaranteed lounge access/breakfast for members and one guest
  • Complimentary room upgrade
  • Receive every 5th night free on Standard Room Reward stays of 5 nights or more
  • 25% bonus on points for stays
  • Guaranteed room type
  • Hertz #1 Gold membership
  • Free premium tiered internet service
  • Free local phone and local fax

Read: Why Gold is Marriott’s Status Sweet Spot and How to Get it (and Keep) Easily

Hilton Gold Status Added As Benefit on Amex Platinum Card

The benefit doesn't appear to be marketed on the main product page of the American Express Platinum card, but you can find the benefit listed under the card's full terms and conditions.

Amex Platinum Card Adds Hilton Gold Status As Benefit-02

"Hilton HHonors Gold Status Enrollment
As a Platinum Card Member you are eligible to enroll in complimentary Hilton HHonorsTM Gold status. Offer available only to Platinum Card Members and is not transferable. Full details of Gold status can be found at 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 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 HHonorsTM membership, earning of Points & Miles when booking direct and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. Visit for more details. ©2015 Hilton Worldwide"

What You Need To Do

If you have a Amex Platinum card and what to enroll in Hilton HHonors Gold all you need to do is request to register. After this you will maintain Hilton Gold status as long as you are a Amex Platinum cardmember.

Also, don't forget that your Amex Platinum card also offers SPG Gold status, so now it's a nice perk that you can get two free elite status from your Platinum card.

Hat Tip to physixfan on /r/