One of my favorite perks of of having either the Platinum Card from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN is Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts, which can provide significant savings to cardholders, with all the value-added amenities that are included.
American Express explains this benefit as: you are eligible to book through FINE HOTELS & RESORTS and enjoy access to complimentary benefits and competitive rates at over 815 properties worldwide.
What this means is that you get a ton of benefits for each stay including:
- Noon check-in, when available
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available (usually suite upgrades)
- Daily breakfast for two people
- Guaranteed 4pm late check-out
- In-room Wi-Fi
- A unique property benefit (such as a $100 hotel credit or $100 dining credit)
As an example, taking a look at the W New York-Times Square, you could book for $269, and the local property benefit is a $100 food and beverage credit. If you’re currently a SPG Platinum member, you can also add your SPG number to the reservation, and you’ll get your Starwood benefits as well.
Here’s a look at some other properties you might want to consider:
Since the benefits for these stays are the same if it’s a one night stay vs. a longer stay, you’ll get more value on a one-night stay. For instance, taking a look at the Delano in Las Vegas for $119 a night in December, with a $100 property credit in addition to breakfast for two and an upgrade.
What’s your favorite hotel you’ve stayed at through the Fine Hotels and Resorts program?