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If you have a hotel stay coming up over the next few months and hold an American Express card, listen up: You may be able to save some serious cash on your next trip. Many American Express cardholders have reported they’ve been targeted for even more deep discounts at major hotel chains through the Amex Offers program.
That said, it’s important to note that the coronavirus pandemic continues across the U.S. and much of the world, and many states and countries continue to impose travel restrictions. However, most hotel chains offer flexible change and cancellation policies for new reservations — so there’s little risk of booking a stay that falls during the offer periods below. Just be aware of the risk that you may need to cancel the trip as it approaches.
Let’s take a look at the current offers across various Amex cards.
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I found two new Four Seasons offers on several Amex cards, one for cash back and one points offer.
The first offer is for a whopping 15,000 Amex points (worth $300, according to our valuations) after spending $750 or more at a Four Seasons hotel through Dec. 31, 2020. I found this offer on my American Express® Green Card.
The second offer is for a $150 statement credit after spending $750 or more, which I spotted on my Platinum Card® from American Express and American Express® Gold Card.
Meeting the terms of either Amex Offer should be fairly easy, as Four Seasons hotels can be on the pricey side. For instance, a one-night stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai resort in Hawaii for January 2021 dates start at nearly $1,200 a night, which more than meets the terms of the offer.
Note that the offers are only valid at properties (which includes Four Seasons Private Retreats) in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Anguilla and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Offer also available at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts properties in the same locations, plus the Bahamas. Reservations must be made online or in-person and exclude gift cards purchased online.
There’s a plethora of new Amex Offers across multiple brands under the Hilton Honors umbrella, all of which were found on my Platinum Card® from American Express. Let’s dive in.
Hampton by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn
Here’s a nice offer for a $50 statement credit after spending a minimum of $175 at Hampton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels. Note that this offer only includes hotels in the U.S. and U.S. territories and excludes all other Hilton brands. Hampton and Hilton Garden Inn properties are some of the cheapest in the Hilton portfolio, but with a $175 spending requirement, it shouldn’t be too hard to hit the spending requirement.
Waldorf Astoria & Conrad
You can get a $125 statement credit after spending $500 or more at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties in the U.S. and U.S. territories from now through the end of the year. These are some of the nicest hotels in the Hilton portfolio, which means you can save big on stays like the Conrad Miami or the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.
Note that this offer was also available for TPG Senior Editor Nick Ewen’s Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card — which could be a great option if you still have money left on the card’s $250 Hilton resort credit.
READ MORE: Choosing the best Hilton credit card for you
American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts
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The new offers join previously-announced ones from earlier in the year. I was pleased to discover an offer for a $150 statement credit after spending $800 or more from now through Dec. 7, 2020, on The Platinum Card® from American Express. Several TPG staffers received the same offer on their Platinum cards, including Editorial Director Scott Mayerowitz, Global News Editor Emily McNutt and Senior Writer Andrew Kunesh.
If you’re familiar with the FHR program, you’ll know it shouldn’t be too difficult to meet the spending requirement. Top-tier FHR hotels can easily top $500 a night, such as the Four Seasons Beverly Hills, but you can still score cheaper deals under $250 a night if you want to extend your stay. Note that the offer applies only to prepaid bookings and excludes The Hotel Collection properties and properties eligible for Lowest Hotel Rates Guarantee.
The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders have access to the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) program. The FHR program can add serious perks and benefits to your hotel stays, like resort credits, and may not cost much more than booking direct.
I also saw a nice offer for Radisson on my Amex Platinum for a $20 statement credit after spending $100 or more through Dec. 31.
Note that the offer is valid at Radisson, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, and any additional Radisson Hotels branded properties present in the U.S. and U.S. territories. All international destinations are excluded.
We also see a sweet new offer from Hyatt. You’ll get $50 back after spending $250 or more from now through Nov. 10, 2020. TPG’s Summer Hull saw the offer on the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express.
The information for the Amex EveryDay Preferred has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
This offer is valid at any Hyatt hotel and resort in the U.S. and U.S. territories and not just properties like Hyatt House. You can also use the offer to score great deals at some luxury properties like the Park Hyatt, Miraval, Andaz, and even Destination Hotels.
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I spotted a new InterContinental offer for $60 back after spending $300 or more on my Amex Green. TPG’s Nick Ewen saw the same offer on various cards, including his Platinum Card® from American Express, American Express® Gold Card and The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express.
Note that this offer is only valid for stays in the U.S and excludes all other IHG brands. The offer expires on New Year’s Eve.
Like the offer above, there’s also a Kimpton offer for $40 back after spending $200 or more from now through the end of the year. I also saw this offer on my American Express® Green Card, while Ewen spotted it on several cards. Like the InterContinental offer above, it’s only valid at Kimpton hotels in the U.S. and excludes all other IHG brands.
Finally, we have another IHG offer, this time from Hotel Indigo. Like the Kimpton offer, it’s for $40 back after spending $200 or more from now until the end of the year. Like the offers above, it’s valid for U.S. stays and excludes all other IHG brands. I saw this offer on my Amex Green card.
Any of the above offers can only be added to one card per account holder. You’ll want to check all of your cards first to select the one that offers you the best return on the purchase — or choose one that waives foreign transaction fees for any purchases outside the U.S. and its territories.
Also, these are targeted offers, so you may not see them at all. If you do, I encourage you to add them right away, since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date. Also, only 100 Amex Offers will be visible at a time, so if you’re at capacity, add offers to your card to see if any new ones appear.
If you don’t have an American Express card and don’t want to miss out on future offers like these, consider adding The Platinum Card® from American Express to your wallet. The card offers a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after using your new card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first three months. You might even be eligible for a 100,000-point bonus offer using the CardMatch tool (offer subject to change at any time).
You’ll also receive 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel and 5x points on prepaid hotels booked on Amextravel.com. As a Platinum cardholder, you’ll also receive complimentary Gold status with Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, so your stays could be even more rewarding.
If the Platinum Card isn’t for you, read our guide on choosing the best American Express card that suits your style.
Additional reporting by Liz Hund, Jasmin Baron, Jennifer Yellin and Nick Ewen.
Featured photo by Scott Mayerowitz / The Points Guy
All screenshots courtesy of American Express
Editor’s Note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page for Amex Offers at major chain hotels. It will be updated as new ones are released.
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