There are more than 1,000 American Express Platinum hotels. American Express Platinum hotels are properties that belong to the 86 brands in Amex’s “Fine Hotels & Resorts” collection. Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria are just a few of the available options.
Amex Platinum hotels give cardholders perks ranging from room upgrades to meal credits at no extra cost. You just need to book reservations through American Express using your Platinum card to benefit.
Here are the American Express Platinum hotel benefits:
A free room upgrade, if available. (You still pay taxes/fees). The hotel will check for an upgrade when you arrive.
Breakfast for two people each day.
Check-in from noon onward, if available. This varies by location.
Guaranteed late check-out until 4pm.
One “unique amenity” ($100 minimum value). It varies by hotel but could be, for example, a credit for food and beverages or spa services.
To book your Fine Hotels & Resorts stay, just log into your American Express account here. Then, you can search for a hotel by the brand or destination. You can check for open rooms for the dates you want to travel. Once you complete your search, you’ll be able to see the cost and any special offers that are available (e.g. a complimentary fourth night stay). Once you book using your American Express Platinum card or rewards points, you’re all set.
It’s also useful to note that you can book pretty much any hotel with your American Express Platinum card. You’re not limited to booking Fine Hotels & Resorts. They just have added benefits.