Amex Updates FHR Terms with Anti-Gaming Language
The Fine Hotels + Resorts program allows eligible Amex Platinum Card Members to book stays at over a thousand lavish hotels around the world, and receive access to exclusive perks like upgrades, complimentary breakfast, late check-out or even property credit.
You also get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when you use an eligible Basic Platinum Card or Additional Platinum Card to pay for eligible prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts (minimum 1-night stay) and The Hotel Collection bookings (minimum 2-night stay) made through American Express Travel.
But now there’s some new language has been added to the Benefit Terms paragraph, regarding FHR bookings. Here’s the newly added language in the terms:
Back-to-back stays booked by a single Card Member, Card Members staying in the same room or Card Members traveling in the same party within a 24-hour period at the same property are considered one stay and are ineligible for additional FHR benefits (“Prohibited Action”). American Express and the Property reserve the right to modify or revoke FHR benefits at any time without notice if we or they determine, in our or their sole discretion, that you may have engaged in a Prohibited Action, or have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with your FHR benefits.
The best FHR deals are often in Las Vegas and a select few other locations. Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay is often a popular choice. With the $200 Amex Platinum credit and the $100 property credit, you can often find good deals.
But if you’re trying to squeeze additional credits into one stay, you should be aware of the new language. Back-to-back stays within a 24-hour period at the same property are considered one stay and are ineligible for additional FHR benefits.