American Express Platinum – what hotel status do you get??

The Platinum Card from American Express brings the holder benefits such as a comprehensive insurance package and participation in the Membership Rewards program.

Receiving a special hotel status at various hotel chains is also a benefit that frequent travelers especially appreciate. We especially like using Hilton Gold status.

What advantages this and the other statuses of the hotels offer, we explain to you in this article.

Hotel partner of the American Express Platinum Card

Hotel Status benefits are included with the Amex Platinum at the following hotel chains:

  1. Radisson Rewards Gold
  2. DISCOVERY Platinum Status
  3. Hilton Honors Gold status
  4. MeliaRewards Gold
  5. Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade Membership
  6. Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status

In order to receive the respective hotel status, some hotel programs require an enrollment in the program.

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  1. SHORT TIME ONLY! 80.000 Membership Rewards welcome bonus
  2. 200 € travel credit & 200 € Sixt credit
  3. immediate lounge access at airports (=free food & beverage)
  4. Status benefits at many hotels (z. B. Hilton Honors Gold)

The individual hotel statuses and their advantages

To achieve status with a hotel's rewards program, there are usually a few requirements. There is often a minimum number of nights that must be spent at hotels in the chain or a certain minimum revenue within the hotel chain that must be achieved.

Convenient: American Express Platinum Cardholders do not need to meet these requirements and automatically receive the respective status.

Radisson Rewards Gold benefits

This includes over 1 worldwide.100 Radisson Hotel Group hotels. Typically, 30 nights or 20 stays are required for Gold status. The following benefits come with status:

  • Early and Late Check-Out
  • 25 points per dollar spent at restaurants, 5 points per dollar at meetings and events
  • 15% discount on food and beverages during the hotel stay
  • Free nights from 9.000 points available
  • Upgrades, welcome gift, complimentary water in the room

DISCOVERY Platinum Status Benefits

This rewards program offers benefits at more than 550 hotels from over 30 brands, including Kempinski and Anantara. To qualify for Platinum status, a minimum of 10 nights is usually required. These amenities are included:

  • Free water bottle, newspaper and Internet access
  • Late Check-Out
  • Room upgrade subject to availability
  • Guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours prior to arrival

Hilton Honors Gold Status Benefits

In the Hilton Honors program, benefits await members at hotels across Hilton's 14 brands. To achieve Gold Status, typically 20 stays, 40 nights or 75.000 Hilton Honors base points required.

  • Free room upgrades (subject to availability)
  • One free night's stay for stays of five nights or more (when booked with Hilton Honors Points)
  • Complimentary breakfast and bottled water
  • Best rate guarantee
  • Free WLAN
  • Bonus points on many occasions to get free award nights faster

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MeliaRewards Gold Advantages

To achieve Gold status in the Melia Hotels bonus program, members normally need 10 stays, 20 nights or 20.000 points.

  • 2.000 points welcome bonus
  • Free breakfast for the accompanying person
  • Three vouchers for 20% off stays each
  • Late Check-Out
  • Free WLAN

Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade Status Benefits

The bonus program includes all hotels of the Shangri-La Group. To achieve Jade status, you typically need to stay 20 nights or 10 stays at participating hotels.

  • Priority check-in and check-out
  • Early Check-In and Late Check-Out
  • Breakfast buffet incl. of an accompanying person
  • Choice of welcome gifts (drinks and snacks)

Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status benefits

This program includes over 7.000 Marriott Hotels worldwide. For Gold Elite status, members otherwise need 25 nights at participating hotels.

  • Free room upgrades
  • late check-out
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • Bonus points at check-in and for services booked

Important: In order to get the status, you have to register on the American Express website for the respective hotel programs.

The following hotel associations do not offer loyalty programs to earn points, and therefore American Express Platinum Cardholders cannot earn status there either. However, the Platinum Card also comes with some benefits at hotels in these associations.

Fine Hotels & Resorts

These include 1.000 hotels worldwide. There Platinum Card holders can expect the following amenities.

  • Early Check-In and Late Check-Out
  • Breakfast
  • Room upgrades
  • WLAN in the room
  • Some hotels: free nights and vouchers for hotel services

The Hotel Collection

This association includes more than 600 hotels, including Hyatt and Hilton brands. To enjoy the following benefits, a minimum of two nights must be booked.

The Vacation Collection

Benefits can be enjoyed at more than 300 hotels worldwide. These include hotels from numerous chains, such as Kempinski, Shangri-La and Hyatt.

  • Room Upgrade
  • Early Check-In and Late Check-Out
  • Two nights or more stay: complimentary dinner, spa treatment, free nights

Validity of the Amex Platinum Hotel Status

With the American Express Platinum, the holder automatically secures one of the higher statuses – for most, it's the second highest status. Earning status is then just a formality.

Some of the hotel statuses are only valid for a limited time if you reach them in the normal way – that means with the fulfillment of the given requirements, such as a minimum number of nights, overnight stays or accumulated points in the respective bonus program.

However, if the status is obtained together with the American Express Platinum Card, it remains valid as long as the cardholder does not cancel the credit card. Whether one qualifies with enough nights with it, is in this case no matter.

Attention! Be sure to keep these 3 points in mind:

  1. For almost all of the hotels, a form must be filled out in order to obtain the respective status. Just with your Platinum Card you don't get to enjoy the amenities there.
  2. Also, always pay attention to the conditions that are associated with the benefits. Amenities like room upgrades and late check-outs are mostly dependent on factors such as room availability and hotel occupancy.
  3. Hotel bookings must be made directly through the hotel. If you want to enjoy Hilton Gold status benefits, you must book through the Hilton website and not through

Conclusion: Hotel status with the American Express Platinum Card

The hotel statuses automatically included with the Platinum Card bring some benefits that can make a stay at participating hotels more comfortable.

Especially people who travel a lot and stay in hotels can benefit from it. However, since the partners are mainly luxury hotels, it also depends on how you travel. Because budget travelers will probably rarely want to book a hotel in this category.

The hotel statuses included with the American Express Platinum Card are a nice bonus for people who want to get the Platinum Card anyway. However, the hotel status alone is not enough to justify the 660€ annual fee of the Platinum Card.

Our tip: Apply now & secure bonus points!
Secure the numerous advantages of the Amex Platinum and experience your travels on a new level!

  1. Short time ONLY! 80.000 Membership Rewards welcome bonus
  2. 200 € travel credit & 200 € Sixt credit
  3. immediate lounge access at airports (=free food & beverage)
  4. Status benefits at many hotels (z. B. Hilton Honors Gold)

Frequently asked questions about American Express Hotel Status

What is so special about Hotel Status?

A holder of a hotel status often gets preferential treatment during his stay, small gifts and other things to enhance the visit to the respective hotel.

For whom is Hotel Status worthwhile?

Hotel statuses are especially rewarding for people who travel a lot. As a backpacker, you won't get much out of Hilton Honors Gold status – it's more worthwhile for people staying in more expensive hotels.

Do I get the hotel status automatically with the Platinum Card??

With the conclusion of the American Express Platinum Card you automatically fulfill the requirements for the respective hotel statuses. Most of the time you still have to sign up for the program separately on the hotel's website.

Is a hotel status valid forever?

If you have obtained the hotel status in the normal way, i.e. by fulfilling the requirements, then for most statuses you have to fulfill these points again after a certain period of time. With the Platinum Card, however, you are assured of status as long as you hold the credit card.

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