Special feature by American Express

3 ways to elevate your next holiday

With a little pre-planning and The Platinum Card® by American Express, you could be enjoying luxurious perks and exclusive access on your next trip.

The best holiday memories sometimes come not just from the grand itineraries or awe-inspiring destinations that you travel to, but also from the thoughtful, yet seemingly insignificant details. Think: A late hotel checkout that allows you to enjoy your holiday longer, reward points that you can redeem as miles on a variety of airline partners for your next trip, or airport lounge access that smoothens the long journey. With The Platinum Card, you get to experience membership benefits worth up to S$8,157, to help you upgrade your next holiday and elevate all the important moments. Your next best holiday memory could be right around the corner. Here are three ways to do just that.

Book your stay at a luxury hotel

The hallmark of a relaxing holiday begins with a comfortable stay with the full works – a luxuriously outfitted room and a late checkout so you can enjoy a lie-in, topped off with sumptuous meals and indulgent spa treatments. With The Platinum Card, you get all this and more.

Book your stay at competitive rates at one of the over 1,300 stunning properties that are a part of the Fine Hotels + Resorts – these include hotels from top brands like Aman, Belmond and Rosewood. Where available, 12pm check-ins and room upgrades* are automatically yours. Late checkout on the other hand, is a guarantee, so there’s time to savor your stay just a little longer. Naturally, breakfast (for two) is complimentary. During your stay, don’t forget to take advantage of the complimentary US$100 experience credits, which can be used for the spa or F&B options, depending on the property. In all, these benefits can add up to S$800# in value.

Platinum Members also enjoy instant upgrades to higher tiers of leading hotel loyalty programmes, such as the Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, which means even more exclusive benefits like bonus membership points and accelerated earn rates. What’s more, you can also enjoy S$200 Abroad Dining Credits, which can be used at over 1,400 restaurants in 20 countries and can also be used at a curated list of Michelin-starred hot spots and hidden gems.

* Certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade.

#Average value based on Fine Hotels + Resorts bookings in 2021 for stays of two nights. Actual value will vary based on property, room rate, upgrade availability, and use of benefits.

Accumulate reward points to redeem airline miles for upcoming trips

It’s never too early to start planning for your next holiday – even as you enjoy the current one. From now until 31 December 2024, book your flight on Singapore Airlines or Scoot and receive S$200 statement credits per calendar year, with a minimum spending of S$600 on eligible flight purchase in one or multiple transactions.

A plus point: Earn an accelerated rate of 5 Membership Rewards® points for every full S$1.60 spent with Singapore Airlines and Scoot directly or through American Express Travel Online. Platinum Members can choose to convert their Membership Rewards points to Frequent Flyer Miles from 12 airline partners, so your travel options are endless.

Take advantage of your airport lounge access

When you are finally enjoying a well-deserved break, the last thing you want to contend with unforeseen travel delays and overcrowded terminals. Ensure you and your companions travel hassle-free and arrive at your destination feeling fresh and relaxed by checking into one of the over 1,400 airport lounges across 650 cities^ to enjoy complimentary meals and drinks or even a hot shower. Lounge access is unlimited not only for Platinum Members, but also supplementary Card Members and one guest each. Platinum Members also get to check into exclusive The Centurion® Lounge when you travel to cities like Hong Kong, London, and Melbourne, and enjoy locally- inspired food and drinks menus amidst The Centurion Lounge’s signature plush settings.

^Guest access policies may vary internationally by location and are subject to change.

For more information on The Platinum Card, click here.

Don’t have an American Express Card yet?

Receive a Complimentary One-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (worth S$590) and up to 93,750 Membership Rewards®points with annual fee payment and min. spending of S$15,000 within 3 months of Card approval. For new to American Express Card Members only. Valid until 26 July 2023. T&Cs apply.