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American Express has always been known as their glorious customer services. With the American Express Platinum Card, card members can enjoy different kind of benefits such as global lounge collections which including lounges partner with Priority Pass, the Centurion Lounges network; the hotel collection; Platinum Travel Services and etc. If you are a person who would enjoy trip with staying at extraordinary properties all around the world. This benefit provided by the American Express might fresh your eyes: The Fine Hotels and Resorts program.
Simply speaking, Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) is an online hotel booking system. According to the official websites of FHR, card members can enjoy “competitive rates and complimentary benefits that offer an average total value of $550✝ at over 900 extraordinary properties worldwide” There are bunch of benefit you can enjoy when you book with FHR:
Which most interest me is the three things: 1. Room upgrade when available; 2. Daily Breakfast for two people; 3. Unique property amenity for selected hotels. In addition, unlike other 3rd party online travel websites, if you book a hotel which has its unique loyalty program from FHR, you will still be able to earn elite points, stays or nights.
Currently, there are about 50 Luxuary hotel brands within the Fine Hotels and Resorts system. The following are part of the brand directory:
For New York City, the Fine Hotels and Resorts includes fantastic hotels such as Park Hyatt (the top tier hotel in Hyatt Hotel Group), Mandarin Oriental, Loews Hotel. Other hotels like the Peninsula New York, the Ritz-Carlton New York, the St. Regis New York are also participating in the FHR program.
As we talked above, in addition to the confirmed benefits such as early check-in, room upgrade based on availability, daily breakfast for two people, late check out and Wi-Fi, some hotels might have FHR’s unique amenities.
Let’s make an example with Park Hyatt New York, where you can enjoy $100 property credit during you stay as well as repeatable complimentary third night. Let’s make a comparison between FHR and Hyatt’s official websites for a 3-night stay in a Park Deluxe King room from Jan 6th to Jan 9th.
The average rate is $825 before tax which means the total price for 3 nights before tax is about $2475. The rate named “Bed and breakfast at the Park” allows you pay another $75 for one person’s breakfast. In this case, you will have to pay $150/day ($450 for 3 days) for 2 people if you don’t hold any elite status in Hyatt.
What about the FHR rate for the same booking? (Please note: you would have to log into your American Express account first in order to see the exact rate.)
You can enjoy the same type of room with benefits like daily breakfast for 2 people and $100 credit. What’s more, you can also enjoy the third night free. If you want to take advantage of this limited time offer, you need to take a screenshot of it and use your American Express Platinum Card to pay for this hotel stay. After you check out of the hotel, American Express travel would rewind the third night rates to your cards.
So we assume you finish the booking at Park Hyatt New York for a 3-night stay. With the help of FHR, you can easily save $450 in breakfast, $825 room rate before taxes with a $100 property credit. That almost an earnings of $1375 for a 3-night stay. Do not forget that you still can earn elite night for you World of Hyatt elite status as well as the Hyatt points for future hotel redemption.
Maybe some of you might say that the Park Hyatt New York is such an expensive hotel that make the savings this high. While, there is almost a thousand hotel partner with the Fine Hotels and Resorts, in some properties, the additional amenities may value more than the room rates.
If you happen to be a Platinum Card member, why not plan your next vacation with the Fine Hotels and Resorts to enjoy the extraordinary high privilege and benefits provided by American Express? If you currently not a card member? Will you try this program?
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