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Sneaky higher pricing for Centurions booking FHR?
Centurion members get “additional benefits” when booking certain hotel groups through Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts. EG Belmond group gives a $200 F&B credit and the room is upgraded a category when its booked (rather than upon check in if available).
Do you assume additional benefits implies they aren’t charging you more? WRONG
Here’s the latest example, 500 euro extra mysteriously when you are a Centurion member booking.
Belmond Caruso Hotel, Ravello 10-15 Oct… First column is FHR, second is the same room for FHR with Centurion benefits (IE before automatic upgrade applied)
FHR Regular FHR Centurion
Double Room, village view $3193 $3764
Superior Double (garden village) $3595 $4166
Superior Suite (sea view) $4604
Without FHR and its upgrades – if you want a sea view its $4604
A regular FHR booking of a superior double at $3595 will upgrade you to sea view if there is one free at check in, a great saving,.
So you’d assume a Centurion FHR booking would be the same price but the upgrade made at booking… NO… they quote you $4166 for the superior double, then upgrade it to the sea view. You almost dont notice they just rolled in an extra $500