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One of my favorite perks from both the Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is the ability to book hotels through the Fine Hotels and Resorts program.
Here’s a full list of benefits you receive when booking through Fine Hotels and Resorts:
- Noon check-in, when available
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available (usually suite upgrades)
- Daily breakfast for two people
- Guaranteed 4pm late check-out
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- A unique property benefit (such as a $100 hotel credit or $100 dining credit)
As an American Express cardholder, you can login to the Fine Hotels and Resorts site, where you’re able to search by destination and dates in order to see a full list of what hotels are available. You’ll also see which unique property amenity is being offered during the time, as well as any special offers such as the 3rd or 4th night free.
I decided to search for Chicago, and was able to pull up the Loews Chicago Hotel for $299 per night, with a $100 food and beverage credit per stay.
Tip: In order to get the most value, it’s best to book 1 night stays with Fine Hotels and Resorts, as the unique property amenities are once per stay not per night. In a city like Chicago, you could consider hotel hopping around as their are several hotels in the collection.
In addition, most hotel companies such as Hyatt and Starwood consider these rates to be eligible to earn all elite stay credit/nights and perks, so if you’re a member of the hotel loyalty program, you’re able to double-dip on the benefits.
Have you had any amazing stays with Fine Hotels and Resorts? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
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