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American Express has made a positive change to their Fine Hotels & Resorts program for cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN. You’ll now earn 5x points on Fine Hotels & Resorts through amextravel.com.
Previously cardholders only earned 5x points on airfare, so it’s great to see that Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings will now earn 5x points, as long as you choose the option to pay in advance when making the booking online vs. at the hotel.
Bookings through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts typically include:
- 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)
Per American Express, You can get 5X Membership Rewards points on eligible hotels and flights booked on amextravel.com when you book using a Platinum Card or Business Platinum Card. Eligible travel purchases include scheduled flights, prepaid hotel purchases (including The Hotel Collection and travel packages (flight + hotel packages)), minus returns and other credits.
Here’s a look at a few of the Fine Hotels and Resorts available showing the 5X points on the site:
American Express is in the process of rolling out the 5X points on bookings on their website which should be fully implemented in 2019. It appears to be a manual process, meaning that if you’re not able to book the property online, in the meantime, you can book by calling them at 1-800-525-3355.
Also to note these bookings are pre-paid in order to earn the 5X points, however they do follow the hotel’s cancellation policy, meaning if you need to cancel as long as you do so in time, you’d be eligible for a full refund of your reservation.
In order to book these, you must have either a Platinum Card from American Express or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN to have access to Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts.
Check out our recent reviews of Hotel Review: Encore Las Vegas, Hotel Review: Delano Las Vegas Scenic Suite and Hotel Review: Bellagio Las Vegas to see how the Fine Hotels and Resorts benefits stack up in Las Vegas.
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