AMEX Platinum Charge Hotels Booking via AMEX Travel

wsthong

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As a Hilton Honor Gold, do I still enjoy the perks if the bookings for their Australia's properties are made via AMEX Travel?
Any one booked Shangri-La hotels and enjoy the perks with their valid Shangri-La Jade via AMEX Travel?
 

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As a Hilton Honor Gold, do I still enjoy the perks if the bookings for their Australia's properties are made via AMEX Travel?
Any one booked Shangri-La hotels and enjoy the perks with their valid Shangri-La Jade via AMEX Travel?
Amex Travel is usually viewed as a third party travel agent so no hotel programme points or nights and almost always no status benefits

The exception is Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings via Amex which do allow full hotel programme benefits. Not 100% sure if Hotel Collection is similar

I did stay in the Shard a few years back on an Amex booking with Jade status. No points, nights or breakfast. Wouldn't really know if I'd had a minor upgrade
 

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found the same room pricing a lot cheaper booking direct than using FHR

I've noticed recently that most properties are tacking on roughly US$100 to their public rate to cover the property credit, so if you have status benefits (breakfast, extended check-in/check-out, space available upgrades) there's not much point booking FHR for shorter stays. For longer stays the complimentary 3rd/4th night promos can bring the price down below the public rate.
 

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I found some FHR deals which involve a complimentary night such as the Conrad Tokyo or the Crockfords LXR in Las Vegas for example if you stay more than 3-4 nights, that is where it would become useful. High end hotels for sure, but sometimes there are offers such as 25% off or free night.
 

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Hilton Melbourne Queen Street added to The Hotel Collection if you guys plan to stay there and get an extra $100 credit. YMMV.

With the US Amex Travel site you can enter your HH number directly, but I think you can email them to add the HH number to the booking later on if you are using the Australian Amex Travel site.
 
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