Take advantage of these Amex offers for big discounts on many hotels

Oct 22, 2020

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Good news if you’ve already booked or are planning on booking a hotel stay in the U.K. or abroad in the next few months: American Express has dozens of offers on stays at thousands of hotels in some of our favourite points properties.

The majority of the offers we’re seeing are only available in properties in Europe — most of which would require quarantine either when arriving at your destination or returning.

However, there are lots of offers on properties across the U.K., which would make for the perfect staycation — it is the travel trend of 2020 after all.

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The famous Dorchester hotel in London. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Related: What are the finest hotels in the UK to book with points?

We’ve seen some great offers on both British Airways’ American Express Cards (the BA American Express and the BA American Express Premium Plus) as well as the Platinum Card from American Express U.K and the Preferred Rewards Gold from American Express U.K.

If you’re new to Amex and have no idea what any of this means, or would like to learn more about Amex Offers, we put this guide together to get you started. For further help on which American Express credit would best suit your wallet, check out the following guides which should help you when making your decision:

Related: Which British Airways American Express credit card is the better choice for you?

Related: Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum Card: Which personal Amex is a better choice for you?

The expiry date for the majority of the offers is 31 December 2020, with some ending as soon as 27 November 2020 or as late as 31 January 2021. It’s also worth noting that Amex Offers are targeted individually to each card owner, meaning that while you may not have some of the offers listed here, you may have some additional ones that we haven’t come across.

While scanning through your offers, you’ll also notice there are a few non-points options which aren’t on our list including great hotels and chains like Handpicked Hotels, Andy Murray’s The Cromlix, The Set, Small Luxury Hotels and many more.

Before we dive in, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a huge impact on the travel industry in the U.K. and the rest of the world so last-minute changes, cancellations and government restrictions may end up hampering travel plans. However, most hotel chains (and airlines) offer flexible change and cancellation policies for new reservations. To be safe rather than sorry, we always recommend taking out travel insurance for any trip.

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The Dorchester Collection

While you can’t use points on stays the Dorchester Collection, the Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Cowarth Park are just too good not to include in this round-up. The below offer of £50 back on stays of £250 or more is only showing as available on the Platinum Card by American Express U.K.

Hilton

This offer of £50 back when £200 is spent on a stay at Hilton properties has shown availability on several cards including the Platinum Card by American Express U.K, the Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card from American Express U.K. and both British Airways American Express cards.

Related: The award traveller’s guide to Hilton Honors

 

Hyatt

This offer of £100 back when £300 is spent on a stay at Hyatt properties has shown availability on the Platinum Card by American Express U.K., the Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card from American Express U.K and both British Airways American Express cards.

Related: Best ways to earn points with the World of Hyatt Programme

IHG brands

There are currently two separate IHG offers available on both the Platinum Card from American Express U.K. and the Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card from American Express U.K. The first is £60 back when £250 or more is spent at the Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo or Voco properties.

Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Voco

The second offer is for the group’s more luxury Regent, Intercontinental and Kimpton hotels: spending £400 or more will get you £100 back.

Regent, Intercontinental and Kimpton

Leading Hotels of the World

Leading Hotels of the World has over 400 properties in more than 80 countries around the world, including The Ritz in London. The identical offer of £100 back when £350 or more is spent was available on both my Platinum Card from American Express U.K. and my BA Amex.

Marriott

The only Marriott offer we’re seeing is on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card. Spending £200 will get you £75 back.

Related: The award traveller’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

The Maybourne Hotel Group

The Maybourne Hotel Group owns some of the most luxury and quintessentially British hotels in London including Claridges, The Connaught and The Berkeley. There are currently three offers available, all seen on my Platinum Card from American Express U.K. From £25 back on £75 spends at the group’s restaurants and bars or £100 off a stay of £300 or more, there’s certainly some decent cash to be saved.

Related: 17 best hotels in London for every type of traveller

Maybourne Hotel Group restaurants and bars

We’re also seeing these specific restaurants and bars offers available on the Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card from American Express U.K.

Claridges

The Connaught & The Berkeley

Meliã

Melia is a Spanish hotel chain with over 350 hotels in 40 countries. Their current offer showing on my Platinum Card from American Express U.K. is £75 off on spends of £300 or more.

Related: The most undervalued hotel loyalty programmes

NH Hotels

Another Spanish hotel group, this time with over 350 hotels in 28 countries. We’re seeing the current offer showing on both the Platinum Card from American Express U.K and the Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card from American Express U.K. which will give you £50 off on spends of £180 or more.

Bottom line

Any of the above offers can only be added to one card per account holder. You’ll want to check all of your cards first to select the one that offers you the best return on the purchase — or choose one that waives foreign transaction fees for any purchases outside the U.K.

Also, these are targeted offers, so you may not see them at all. If you do, I encourage you to add them right away since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date.

Featured photo by Andrew Redington/Staff/Getty

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Editor’s Note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page for Amex Offers at major chain hotels. It will be updated as new ones are released.

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