Las Vegas Properties Changes to FHR Benefits
Access to the The Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the many incredible Benefits of the American Express Platinum Card. (Click here: Platinum Benefit’s Guide.) The FHR program is a collection of luxury hotels around the world that give you awesome perks when booking a stay through Amex Travel. Las Vegas happens to be a favorite for FHR bookings due to a plethora of nice 4 and 5 star properties at attractive prices.
As of January 1, it appears that all of the Las Vegas resorts participating in FHR have switched the $100 benefit to a spa credit. This is a bummer for most of us because we were able to use the credit to keep essential costs (AKA food) down. Instead it looks like you’ll have a $100 credit to the spa, which isn’t much in Vegas. Here’s an example of using the food and beverage credits for max value.
In addition to competitive rates, booking made through Fine Hotels & Resorts receive the following benefits:
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
- Daily breakfast for two people
- Guaranteed 4pm late check-out
- Noon check-in, when available
- Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi
- Unique amenity valued at US$100, such as a spa or food and beverage credit.
FHR is still an awesome program 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.