Having accepted an invitation to upgrade to the American Express Platinum Card years ago, I have never been let down when it comes to my hotel stays. Special treatment is reserved for Platinum Card Members at a selection of exceptional hotels and resorts around the world.
if you are holding onto this card, you and your supplementary card members can enrol into several loyalty programmes at an elite status, bypassing any stays or points requirements. In other words, no minimum night stays, and no upfront commitment whatsoever.
Club Carlson – Gold Elite
As a Club Carlson Gold Elite member, you will enjoy complimentary room upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability. You will also qualify for late check-out and early check-in, as well as room availability guaranteed with at least 72 hours in advance. You will also get 35% bonus points on every eligible stay. Properties include Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Carlson.
Starwood Preferred Guest – Gold Status
As a Starwood Preferred Guest Gold member, you enjoy upgrades to enhanced room at check-in (corner room, higher floor, or better view), 4pm late check-out at resort and conference centre hotels, complimentary night awards without blackout dates, earn 3 Starpoints for every US dollar spent on eligible stays with a 50% bonus over Preferred members, and your choice of a welcome gift upon arrival (choose from bonus Starpoints, complimentary premium in-room internet, or a beverage). Properties include Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Tribute Portfolio, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, Element, and Design Hotels.
Shangri-La Golden Circle – Jade Membership
You will enjoy priority upgrade to the next available best room category if the reserved room type is not available at check-in, 11am early check-in or 4pm late check-out, complimentary breakfast at Café Restaurant, guaranteed room availability for reservations made 72 hours in advance with priority waitlist, and complimentary local calls from your room. Properties include Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Kerry Hotel, Traders Hotel, and Hotel Jen.
Hilton HHonors – Gold Status
You will enjoy 25% bonus on all the Hilton HHonors base points you earn, complimentary standard internet access during your stay when you book directly through Hilton.com or through your Platinum Travel and Lifestyle Concierge, late check-out on request and subject to availability, complimentary access to hotel owned and operated fitness centres/health clubs during stays at select hotels, and space-available room upgrades to preferred rooms at select brands. Properties include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations.
You can explore the possibilities at over 750 of the world’s great hotels and resorts with the Fine Hotels & Resorts Programme as well, choose from over 100 original members of Design Hotels around the world, and find the perfect getaway among over 520 small but luxurious hotels around the world with Small Luxury Hotels of the World Programme.
And more importantly, you are not alone. At the heart of The Platinum Travel Concierge is a team of dedicated and experienced professionals waiting to assist you day and night. Personally, I’ve been provided with only the best recommendations for my accommodation as well as advice on where to go and what to see on my travels. All you need to provide are your travel dates, preferred location, as well as your budget, and the team of experts will do the rest for you.
So look no further, and express your interest here.