If you are an American Express cardholder and call Hilton your home away from home, then your hotel stays may soon become just that little extra bit more pleasant.

The New York based credit card company announced that its Platinum Card Members are now able to enjoy complimentary Hilton Honors Gold Status thanks to the finalization of an agreement with global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide.

With more than 4,400 participating hotels worldwide, Hilton brings a lot of value to the Amex Platinum program.

Intially the Gold Status benefit will be available to U.S. residents holding a consumer, corporate or OPEN Platinum Card.

Hilton Honors™ Gold Status lets you enjoy benefits at hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio, and also helps you earn reward stays faster by letting you earn Honors Bonus Points.

Special perks which you get with this status include the following:

  • Room upgrades to preferred rooms at Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by HiltonConrad® Hotels & Resorts and Curio - A Collection by Hilton, depending on availability.
  • Free standard internet access when you book your stay directly from the Hilton Worldwide hotel.
  • Use digital check-in to choose your room and customize your stay right from your mobile device.
  • Late check-out and express check-out upon request (subject to availability).
  • Get 25% bonus points on all the Hilton Honors Base Points you earn.
  • Enjoy a 5th Reward Night Free on Standard Room reward stays of five nights or more
  • Get complimentary bottled water.
  • Benefit from access to (hotel-owned-and-operated) fitness centers when you stay at select properties.

If you are an Amex Platinum Card Member you can enroll in Hilton Honors™ Gold Status online or by calling the number on the back of your Card.

As part of the Amex/Hilton deal, many Waldorf Astoria, Hilton and Conrad hotel properties have been added to the The Hotel Collection from American Express and the FINE HOTELS & RESORTS program, giving you as an eligible American Express cardholder access to special deals and benefits when you book hotel stays through one of these programs.