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FHRNews helps you use your American Express Platinum (and Centurion) benefits to save you both time and money when traveling. The benefits you get with your Platinum/Centurion card can easily save you more than the $450 (USA) annual fee, and I'm here to make sure you get ALL the benefits you're paying for.
The most lucrative benefit available is the Free Night offers that you get with the Fine Hotels and Resorts benefit. You can easily save $300, and at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, pictured above, a free night will save you well over $1,000. And there is no limit on how many times you get a free night.
FHRNews provides a twice weekly newsletter to keep you informed of all of these free night offers. Sign up here and join over 2,000 Platinum members who get notified of the Free Night offers available through Fine Hotels and Resorts. As a bonus, I'll also send you my Platinum Benefits course to help you get enrolled in ALL of the Platinun benefits you care about
Who Am I?
My name is Tom, and I've been an American Express Platinum card member for almost 20 years. For most of those years, I didn't really understand my Platinum card benefits, so I left a lot of money on the table when I traveled.
I started FHRNews to help others avoid the same mistakes I've made.
What Is Fine Hotels and Resorts?
American Express Platinum card members get access to a hotel program that has over 900 luxury hotels worldwide. Each hotel provides a set of benefits to card members that book with Amex for their stay. You'll get:
- Free Breakfast for 2 every morning of your stay
- Guaranteed 4pm Check-out
- Early Check-in if available
- Room Upgrade at check-in, if available
- Free WiFi
- A Property Specific benefit - usually a $100 credit of some type
In addition, many hotels have Free Night offers throughout the year. These are usually 3rd or 4th night free, and are in addition to the benefits I listed above. Not all Fine Hotels and Resorts have these free nights, and each offer ends on a different date. My FHRNews newsletter will keep you informed of all of these offers as they're added, and before they end, so you'll never miss out on saving hundreds of dollars on your stays
American Express Centurion card members get all of the above benefits, plus a few extra benefits that can include Room Upgrade at booking and an extra Property Specific benefit
The Most Popular FHRNews Blog Posts
FHRNews also has a blog where I write about various aspects of the American Express Platinum benefits and the hotels of the Fine Hotels and Resorts. I also have a number of hotel reviews for those properties I've personally visited.
Fine Hotels and Resorts Reviews
I stayed at The Wynn and all I won was this awesome upgrade
My first review of the Wynn, Las Vegas
Making Smore's At Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
I spent my birthday at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon bay
Park Hyatt Sydney Trip Report
The best hotel in Sydney!
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii: One Of The Top Hawaii Resorts
A great choice for visiting the big island of Hawaii
Four Seasons Orlando for Christmas at Disney World
A luxury option for visiting Disney World!
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The only place for muggles to stay at Universal Florida with Fine Hotels and Resorts
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle Review
Overnight in Seattle for dinner with friends, and some shopping
A Parlor Suite Upgrade: I Wynn Again!
We really like The Wynn Tower - it's a really good hotel option in Las Vegas
Hotel 1000: A Night Out In Seattle
A good option in the heart of Seattle's downtown
Bard on the Beach and the Fairmont Pacific Rim
Shakespeare in Vancouver with 2 nights in the center of Vancover
American Express Platinum Benefits
5 American Express Platinum Benefits You Must Apply For Now
Some Platinum benefits need to be setup before you can use them, here are the top 5
8 Amex Platinum Benefits For Your Next Vacation
I put together a trip using Amex Platinum benefits for every step of the journey
Priority Pass Select with Amex Platinum for Airport Lounge Access
Priority Pass Select is a key Amex Platinum benefit
Airport Lounge Access Using My Amex Platinum benefits
All the lounge access I used for a trip to Australia, thanks to my Amex Platinum card
Using Fine Hotels and Resorts
New Fine Hotels and Resorts 2016
Every year Amex adds new hotels - in 2016, over 130 hotels were added
The Best Restaurants in Paris with Michelin and American Express
Using for Fine Hotels and Resorts benefits to eat at Michelin restaurants
Four Seasons Private Jet Around The World Tours
Four Seasons invited me to see their private jet when it was in Seattle
Las Vegas Hotel Deals: Less Than $40 For A Luxury Hotel Night?
Using Fine Hotels and Resorts for a one night can be the best use of the benefit, especially in Vegas
Platinum Benefits Email Course
Let me remind you which Platinum benefits need you to enroll before you can use them. Don't miss out on the great benefits you already qualify for. You will also get the twice-weekly FHRNews newsletter, highlighting the new free night offers for Fine Hotels and Resorts