Two Popular Vegas Hotels Drop Off Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR)

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Las Vegas Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Las Vegas Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Booking Las Vegas Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) for hotel stays has always been a favorite of Vegas travelers. The program allows you the opportunity to be treated like a high roller a bit, without needing to gamble anything at all. By booking via FHR you often get property & breakfast credits, a room upgrade and late check out for prices about the same as booking direct.

The catch is you need to have an Amex Platinum card to be able to book the rooms. This became even more popular over the last year as the Amex Platinum card added a $200 yearly credit for FHR bookings. With the program many are able to book a room in Vegas for essentially free with the credit plus get $100 to spend on the property and $60 for breakfast etc. Heck, Benjy did this multiple times on his recent trip to Sin City. There were two locations in particular where this worked swimmingly well, but those two have dropped off the FHR list. Is it for good, or just a temporary thing?

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Las Vegas Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Conrad at Resorts World & Delano No Longer On Amex FHR

Over the past year or so, two of the more popular hotels to book via Amex FHR have been Delano and Conrad at Resorts World. These are usually two of the more affordable options, coming it at around $200 or less per night. But, a member of our MtM Diamond Lounge let me know that they were no longer showing up for searches over the weekend.  I checked some random dates the rest of the year, and sure enough, they were no longer showing up.

Update 5/2/22: John Ryan reached out to Amex media team and they said Conrad and Delano left the program.

Conrad at Resorts World

What I liked about both of these properties is they gave you a property credit when staying, versus a mostly useless spa credit. The Conrad gave you the largest credit amount out there too, at $125. This credit also stacked with your Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond status perks that could add another $50 to your bill. Although, implementation here was all over the place, it was a ton of free food at your disposal. For a one night stay you could have a $125 property credit, $50 in Hilton status credits and $60 for breakfast. Interestingly enough the sister property to Conrad, Crockfords, is still showing on Amex FHR.

Delano

The Delano is many Vegas travelers favorite gem. The resort is attached to Mandalay Bay, but also feels worlds away. Every room is a suite and they are nicely appointed rooms. I actually booked it on a Fine Hotels & Resorts rate a few weeks ago to have a place to hang out before our redeye. I had to pay $40 out of pocket for the resort fee but used the $100 in property credit at Sky Fall. It was my first time checking out the rooms and I was impressed. Especially since it was going for around $140 that night and covered by my Amex Platinum credit. Value in spades, for sure. The Four Seasons, which is sort of linked to the Delano, is still showing on FHR.

Las Vegas Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Are These Gone For Good?

If I remember correctly this isn’t the first time the Conrad has dropped from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. That, plus the fact Crockfords is still listed, has me thinking this will likely be back at some point. Maybe they are reworking what the hotel offers when booked via FHR.

I don’t remember the Delano ever dropping off in the past, but I could be wrong there. It has been a mainstay, and favorite option among many, so I don’t think this will be a long term change. Although, at the prices you often see the Delano listed at maybe the cost of the freebies is just too much to make it worthwhile for them. Only time will tell here.

Las Vegas Fine Hotels & Resorts Options Vanish – Final Thoughts

It isn’t a good sign to see two of the most affordable options in Vegas vanish from Amex FHR. These were places that people could burn their Amex Platinum credits on their Vegas trips and be treated like royalty. The only affordable option left is NoMad, which I did enjoy on my last trip.

If your next visit to Las Vegas is a ways off, and you wanted to book one of these using FHR, then I would stand pat a bit. I imagine one, or both, will be back as options at some point in the near future. If it were me, I would lock up another affordable option and then keep an eye on the Fine Hotels and Resorts portal. Just make sure it has a free cancellation policy. That is assuming one of the other options doesn’t already make sense. There are still a ton of options available in Vegas, like the Waldorf Astoria, Wynn and Four Seasons. The prices on these can go from decent to out of this stratosphere depending on your dates though.

This is a small hit to the Amex Platinum credit for many though. Vegas is probably the best option to burn these credits in the US and the Delano & Conrad were two great options to have. Hopefully it is just a short term devaluation though.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. Oh no they were my goto options when in Vegas just as you said due to the affordability. I used book 1 night each and bounce between them to get the credit for each 1 night stay. I guess their are always Hilton and other timeshare deals if you can say NO and have some extra time on your hands.

    • NoMad is usually in that price point so that should still be an option. Hopefully the other two come back as well (or at least Delano).

    • I think it is popular for FHR bookings because of the stacking of deals with Hilton status. As a stand alone hotel not overly popular.

  2. Or maybe they didn’t meet minimum standards for the program. Have read reviews about housekeeping issues with both – maybe other complaints / issues that tripped a flag with the program.

    • I stayed at the Conrad and it was a mess. The hotel room itself was quite nice, but food was bad. Long lines at check-in and check-out. None of the FHR credits were applied. My card in my hilton profile was charged for everything that we purchased (before credits were applied) and I was also charged for my final folio and some random $8.99 charge. Still working with the Conrad to get the bill sorted out. When I called the first two hotel employees I spoke with told me to initiate a charge back as they said she couldn’t see the charges that were on my card.

      • Their front desk agents were not the best during my stay either but I was there opening weekend so I cut them some slack. Have heard mixed reports from others on that too.

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