For Immediate Release
Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)
July 23, 2012

Citi® and Hilton Honors Worldwide Introduce New Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Credit Card


Earn 10 HHonors bonus points for each dollar spent on stays and weekend night certificates for stays at thousands of hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio

McLean, Va. and New York – Delivering a better experience wherever travelers pay and stay globally, Citi and Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, introduced today the Citi® Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Signature® Card. The new card offers multiple ways to earn HHonors Bonus points on everyday purchases and an annual weekend night certificate good at over 3,800 hotels and resorts within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. International travelers can travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with their Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card through advanced chip technology, no foreign purchase transaction fees and worldwide recognition of the Visa brand.

"Our customers want a frictionless experience using their card anywhere in the world, and the new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card benefits like chip and global acceptance put ease into your travel experience wherever you stay and pay," said Ralph Andretta, Head of Co-Brands and Loyalty, Citi Cards. "Hilton HHonors Reserve cardmembers will enjoy more ways to earn complimentary nights at thousands of properties in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio – and weekend night stay certificates that can be worth hundreds of dollars."

Beginning today, consumers can apply for the new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card online at The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card has an annual fee of $95 and offers cardmembers a number of privileges including:

Weekend Night Certificates for Stays at Thousands of Hotels in the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio

  • Two weekend night certificates after spending $2,500 in purchases within the first four months of card membership.
  • Anniversary bonus of one weekend night certificate each year after $10,000 in annual purchase spend.

More Ways to Earn HHonors Bonus Points on Everyday Purchases

  • Ten HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on hotels stays within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, in addition to base points normally earned for stays.
  • Five HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on airlines and car rental purchases.
  • Three HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.

Special Access to Travel, Entertainment and More

  • Elite Hilton HHonors Gold status, which offers special benefits including HHonors point bonuses, free high-speed wireless, complimentary food and beverages and room upgrades when available, executive lounge access and more.
  • Through Citi Private Pass®, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve cardmembers can get more access to the best in music, sports, family entertainment and dining. Citi Private Pass offers perks like VIP access, unique experiences, ticket presales and preferred seating.
  • Complimentary assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week around the world through the Visa Signature Concierge. Visa Signature, Visa's premium credit offering, helps cardmembers get the most out of life with a range of valuable benefits that save time and money, while providing a full suite of perks and rewards.

Ease and Global Acceptance Wherever You Travel Globally

  • No foreign purchase transaction fees.
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with chip-based technology.

"With the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, Hilton HHonors continues to offer its members new ways to turn everyday purchases into extraordinary adventures, bringing them one step closer to their next vacation," said Jeff Diskin, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "Whether across town or around the world, we want to make traveling easier so our members can focus on more important things – like creating memorable experiences with family and friends."

Through the Hilton HHonors program, HHonors Bonus Points can be redeemed for once-in-a-lifetime experiences around the globe, including plane tickets, cruises, theme park admissions, car rentals and special experience rewards, as well as for reward nights at any property in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. To become a Hilton HHonors member, visit

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Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 30 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 3,800 hotels in 91 countries. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates' and ‘Points & Miles' for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels& Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting or connect with Hilton HHonors at

Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,, , and

Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks –VisaNet -- that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit