American Express Fine Hotels are a collection of nearly 70 luxury hotel brands that offer special benefits for Amex Platinum cardholders at more than 1,000 locations in 500+ cities worldwide. Perks include guaranteed 4 p.m. checkout, discounted room upgrades, complimentary breakfast for 2, free Wi-Fi and more. Each hotel also offers a free amenity worth $100+ that’s unique to that location. Amex claims these perks average $550 in total value per stay.
You’ll likely recognize many of the brands in the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts collection, including:
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
- Hyatt Regency
- Loews Hotels
- JW Marriott
- MGM Resorts International
- Omni Hotels & Resorts
- The Ritz-Carlton
- Trump Hotels
- Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Only Amex Platinum and Platinum Business cardholders can access benefits through the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) program. When you book your stay with one of these cards, you’ll also earn 5 points per $1 spent. And you can use points to pay for future FHR bookings. But it’s important to remember that with luxury perks comes a luxury price tag. The Platinum card has a $550 annual fee. For the Business Platinum card, it’s $595. Neither annual fee is waived for the first year. You will immediately have to weigh that cost against the card’s benefits.
To receive American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts benefits, Platinum cardholders must book rooms online through the amextravel.com portal or by calling Platinum Travel Service at 1 (800) 525-3355.