Centurion Card benefits in Taiwan

Old Aug 6, 10, 5:08 am
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American Express Taiwan has launched centurion card August 2010

Hi I have seen the forum for a long period time. This is my first article in here. I just want to share a news. American Express Taiwan has launched centurion card yesterday. Auunal fee is TWD$160000 (USD$5000). I will post more card benefits later. Thank you.
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Old Aug 6, 10, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by herousa View Post
Hi I have seen the forum for a long period time. This is my first article in here. I just want to share a news. American Express Taiwan has launched centurion card yesterday. Auunal fee is TWD$160000 (USD$5000). I will post more card benefits later. Thank you.
Any idea on what kind of spending is required to qualify?
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Old Aug 6, 10, 1:51 pm
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It's by invitation only, according to this news article (in Traditional Chinese. Try Google translator, if you don't read Chinese). Amex will start with 100 invitees, selected from existing Amex Platinum Cardmembers in Taiwan.

The targeted invitees are supposed to have more than $200K (NTD$6500K) annual income. Amex chooses Taiwan to be the 4th Asia country to issue Centurion because of spending capacity in those wealthy Taiwanese.

Currently in Asia, Centurion is issued only in HK, Japan, and Singapore.

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Old Aug 8, 10, 10:34 am
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The Taiwanese Centurion Card members will receive two Centurion cards (one for business and one for personal), two additional Centurion Cards and four additional Platinum cards for the the family members! All for the price of NT$160,000 (US$5,000) annual fee! I'm already on their inviting list. They will call me regarding the waive of my initiation fee since I already have the U.S. Centurion card!
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Old Aug 8, 10, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by 3715 View Post
(...) All for the price of NT$160,000 (US$5,000) annual fee! (...)
sounds really like a summer special offer

When you write "one for business", I guess that you mean the 2nd personal card (A.C card) of the main cardholder.

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Old Aug 9, 10, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by ahrz View Post
sounds really like a summer special offer

When you write "one for business", I guess that you mean the 2nd personal card (A.C card) of the main cardholder.
Yes! You're right! It's the A.C card!
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Old Aug 10, 10, 9:04 am
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Can you share with us the benefits of the most expensive Centurion? Thanks.

I am hearing CX Diamond, Hilton Diamond, IH Platinum and SPG Platinum.

Would like to see what else are in the benefit list.
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Old Aug 10, 10, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by mizuou View Post
Can you share with us the benefits of the most expensive Centurion? Thanks.

I am hearing CX Diamond, Hilton Diamond, IH Platinum and SPG Platinum.

Would like to see what else are in the benefit list.
A Centurion representative will deliver the card and the welcome package to me within five working days! Once I received the card, I will share the benefits with you guys!
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Old Aug 10, 10, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by mizuou View Post
Would like to see what else are in the benefit list.
If you read Chinese but can't wait, here's a table of benefits for these 3 "privilege" cards: Taiwan Edition -- (Centurion) Amex vs. (Unlimited) Visa vs. (World) MasterCard

3715 should be able to fill you in with the real inside scoop when his Centurion package arrives.
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Old Aug 10, 10, 10:49 pm
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Hi 3715. I received a call from Taiwan Amex today asking me to provide income proof for them to submit to the "International Centurion Card Application" center". They will then review the document and decide whether to extend me the invitation or not.

This sounds really weird...Did they ask you for that, 3715?
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Old Aug 10, 10, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by lin821 View Post
If you read Chinese but can't wait, here's a table of benefits for these 3 "privilege" cards: Taiwan Edition -- (Centurion) Amex vs. (Unlimited) Visa vs. (World) MasterCard

3715 should be able to fill you in with the real inside scoop when his Centurion package arrives.
Thanks, seen that...but too vague....need more specific info. Let's wait for 3715's good news.
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Old Aug 11, 10, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mizuou View Post
Can you share with us the benefits of the most expensive Centurion? Thanks.

I am hearing CX Diamond, Hilton Diamond, IH Platinum and SPG Platinum.

Would like to see what else are in the benefit list.
Hotel
Hilton Diamond
Hyatt Diamond
IH Platinum
SPG Platinum from 2011
some special hotel rate in Taiwan, plus upgrade to suite depend on availability.

Airlines
CX Diamond
AA and Delta status( not sure the what kind of elite membership)
free fast track unlimited
unlimited airport transfer domestic
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Old Aug 11, 10, 2:16 pm
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Hotel
Hyatt Diamond
SPG Platinum from 2011
Hope Amex can extend these two to the rest of us.
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Old Aug 11, 10, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by ysb41 View Post
Hope Amex can extend these two to the rest of us.
It would be very significant if SPG plat is avaialable to Taiwan Centurions - the fact that its "from 2011" raises the possibilty that its returning to other markets/all markets. Having sad that, the local Centurion cost is double what we're paying in the UK and US so maybe not. Cathay Diamond is Oneworld Emerald as I understand it (like BA Gold) which is huge...
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Old Aug 12, 10, 8:58 am
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Heard from the AMEX customer representative.

Annual Fee NTD $160000 (around USD $5000) and another one-time entrance fee NTD $160000 (I'm not sure if this one-time fee could be waived ).

Benefits like hotel club members, reduced fee for Gold Clubs, local dining discounts, Airline elite status, fast pass in some airports...

The representative "encourage" me to spend more on my current Plat. and they may invite me when my annual expense hit the "value" (which was not specified in the call). And she mentioned that in some other countries the value would be USD $200000.
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