Negative Changes to FHR and LHRC Las Vegas
Last year most of the Las Vegas resorts participating in FHR switched the $100 benefit from a food credit to a spa credit. This was a bummer for most of us because we were able to use the credit to keep essential costs (AKA food) down. It appears that Chase LHRC has doubled down on the negative changes to FHR by removing dining credits from almost all of the Vegas properties too.
As I’m sure you can imagine, $100 towards Spa services in Vegas doesn’t get you very far and salon and hair services are expressly excluded in the terms (at least on the Chase LHRC website).
Not All Is Lost – Some Hotels Still Offer A Food & Beverage Credit
Unfortunately, it appears that almost all of the hotels in both programs have now switched to the Spa credit as their $100 amenity offering. The following hotels are still offering the food and beverage credit:
- Nomad Las Vegas
- Waldorf Astoria ($125 credit)
- Wynn ($50 food and $50 spa credit)
Interestingly, both Nomad and Waldorf Astoria offer the spa credit through Chase’s LHRC and no credit whatsoever for Palazzo at the Venetian. It is a shame that the only hotel that offers food as part of the credit, Wynn, offers it as a $50 in food and $50 in spa split credit.
Typical Benefits: FHR and LHRC
Bookings made through Fine Hotels & Resorts and LHRC receive benefits similar to the following:
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
- Daily breakfast for two people
- late check-out/early check in
- Noon check-in, when available
- Unique amenity valued at US$100, such as a spa or food and beverage credit.
Fine Hotels and Resorts and the Chase’s Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection are still awesome programs but this change definitely decreases the value proposition for many of us. Everyone has to eat while in Vegas but not everyone loves hanging out at overpriced spas when there are a ton of other things to do. The credit has changed several times over the years for each program, so hopefully they switch back to food credits sooner rather than later.
At least there are still a few programs left that offer a food and beverage credit though. The Waldorf Astoria credit pairs nicely with the breakfast credit Gold & Diamond members get on property. Plus you can pair the $125 credit with the Aspire card’s $250 resort credit and go all bougie on your next Vegas dining experience!