For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
At the moment there’s a new targeted Amex Offer for $70 back when you spend $350+ at Conrad or Waldorf Astoria properties. The offer is valid for stays at participating properties through December 31, 2019.
It’s possible there’s also a version of the offer for 7,000 bonus Membership Rewards points rather than $70, though I don’t see such an offer on any of my cards.
The promotion is valid for stays at select Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties in China, Germany, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland. Note that not all properties at those destinations qualify, so here’s a list with all participating properties.
I appreciate that this promotion is valid in more than just US locations, given the geographic restrictions often associated with Amex Offers.
It isn’t valid at any Hilton family brands other than Conrad or Waldorf Astoria. According to the terms you need to book directly with Hilton to take advantage of this, and what matters is that you’re billed during the promotion period.
What’s interesting is that the terms state “offer does not apply to advance purchase rates, including Advance Purchase, Save Now & Pay and Non-refundable rates.” I’m not sure to what degree that will actually be enforced. I suspect they added this to the terms to make it clear that those who already pre-paid and are staying during the promotion period wouldn’t get the bonus.
In reality I would imagine eligibility will be based on whether you have an eligible charge from a hotel on your credit card during the promotion period, in which case making a pre-paid booking during the promotion period would qualify. Historically Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts and Virtuoso bookings qualify as well, assuming you settle payment at the hotel.
While there are lots of great American Express travel rewards cards, ideally you’ll see this offer on a Hilton Honors American Express card, so you can earn bonus points and receive a statement credit.
Was your account targeted for this Conrad & Waldorf Astoria Amex Offer, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?