FHR Experience Las Vegas Hotels only (2015 - 2019)

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FHR is the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts benefit program available with Centurion and Platinum charge cards.

Receive these complimentary benefits with each FINE HOTELS & RESORTS booking:
  • Noon check-In, when available
    • Room Upgrade upon arrival, when available*
      • Daily breakfast for two people
        • Guaranteed 4pm late checkout. Additional special benefit unique to each property, such as a $100 food and beverage credit or a massage for two people**

USA cardholder may book online at: americanexpress.com/fhr or call Platinum Travel Service at 1-800-525-3355. Cardholders from other countries can use the same website to see participating properties, but cannot view prices or book. In some countries FHR properties can be booked through the general American Express Travel site.

ARIA Sky Suites
Upgrades: typically to a better view
Breakfast: room service, buffet or cafe, $30 per person, per day
$100 Spa: covers spa treatments (no longer includes salon)
$5.60 resort wifi fee taken off per day

Bellagio
Upgrades: one level typical; sometimes Junior Suite (really just a corner room with a little more space)
Breakfast: 2 X $30 credits per day; Cafe Bellagio, The Buffet, Palio, Cafe Gelato or Pool Cafe
$100 Property Credit - Dining: The Buffet, Cafe Bellagio, FIX, Harvest, LAGO, Lily Bar, Jasmine, Michael Mina or Petossian Bar. Spa or Salon services - no merchandise.

Four Seasons
Upgrades: typically one level
Breakfast: room service or Verandah - $60 a day
$100 Spa: Expensive services doesn't get you far.

Mandarin Oriental
Upgrades: occasional
Breakfast: room service or MOzen, enough to cover std breakfast ($30 per person) but they will charge for excess
$100 Spa: can be used treatments but also just about covers two day passes to the very cool spa
Wifi: $5.00 plus tax of the resort fee is refunded

Palazzo
Upgrades: Strip View
Breakfast: $65 total/day at Grand Lux Cafe (any time) or Room Service
$100 Spa: Not valid for express service, specials, or spa passes (changing to $100 Property credit for all booking starting 2020)

Skylofts at MGM Grand
Upgrades: rare
Breakfast: in room or at The Mansion; no apparent cap
$100 Spa:


Wynn - April 2016
Upgrades: Usually to higher floor if you book resort room and to the next room category in the tower if available if you booked a Tower Suite.
Breakfast: $60 ($30 per person) at any restaurant that serves breakfast including the buffet. Also covers in-room breakfast.
Note:Resort fees are no longer waived for Tower Suites customersWynn
The Buffet - 8-11
Tableau - 7-11:30
Terrace Point Cafe - 6-11
In Room - 5-11

Encore
Lobby Bar and Cafe - 6-11
Jardin - 7-11:30
In Room - 5-11
$100 Spa: Can be used at Wynn or Encore Spa, or either resort's Salon.
$18.99/device/day internet charge removed from bill
If selecting the basic internet charge (May 2017), $5/day is deducted from the resort fee.

Delano - Aug 2019
FHR amenity is $100 spa credit, excludes salon services (e.g. haircut), merchandise, and products.
Spa adds a 20% service fee on all services.
Daily $60 ($30 x 2 people) credits only for Della's (open 6am-2pm)
Room service specifically excluded.
Resort Fee: $41.95 plus tax, minus a $5 wifi credit (about $40 total)

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Old May 5, 17, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by WheelsFirst View Post
How does the breakfast credit work for the Tower Suites at Wynn, which already include breakfast? Do you get a double credit or do you "lose" the free breakfast perk when booking this room type?
It doesn't double. But with FHR, you get a wider variety of places to eat.
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Old May 5, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Katlor View Post
I've never had an FHR property fine-grain the number of people, they seem only to care about the total amount. So if at check-in they say you get $40 a person for two people, that has always meant that you get $80 taken off your bill (excluding gratuities in some cases, like at the Wynn). So if you go to Jardin and spend $80 pre gratuity that should be covered, regardless of how many people are eating. In my experience.
Yup, at Jardin that's what I was expecting. The Buffet will be the big question since I think those are more directly itemized, but I guess I'll find out soon enough!
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Old May 5, 17, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
It doesn't double. But with FHR, you get a wider variety of places to eat.
thats pretty lame. The FHR value goes down quite a bit in that case considering you are paying more to use the FHR rate. I have an aria sky suite and encore tower suite booked for Labor Day weekend, and was debating. But I think even at $150 more per room, the aria has more value to me.
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Old May 6, 17, 11:55 pm
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Has anyone who stayed at the Delano gone to Burger Bar in Mandalay Place and had the F&B credit count toward that? I just booked a room at the Delano for Memorial Day weekend using FHR for the first time instead of MLife. I know when I get a room through MLife I usually get a $100 resort credit and it usually counts toward any F&B on a MLife property which includes Mandalay Place. I'm just unsure if the FHR credit is pretty specific to the restaurants like Strip Steak, Noodles, etc. on that side of the property.
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Old May 7, 17, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by portland67 View Post
Has anyone who stayed at the Delano gone to Burger Bar in Mandalay Place and had the F&B credit count toward that? I just booked a room at the Delano for Memorial Day weekend using FHR for the first time instead of MLife. I know when I get a room through MLife I usually get a $100 resort credit and it usually counts toward any F&B on a MLife property which includes Mandalay Place. I'm just unsure if the FHR credit is pretty specific to the restaurants like Strip Steak, Noodles, etc. on that side of the property.
The welcome letter you receive at check in lists the restaurants that qualify. That being said, I had to have my $100 credit manually applied at check out, and in doing so the desk agent removed a charge from Border Grill which is not on the list. YMMV.
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Old May 7, 17, 10:34 pm
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old May 9, 17, 6:09 pm
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wynn / encore in room dining credit

can i use the wynn / encore in room dining credit for lunch/dinner?

i dont really do breakfast.

thanks.
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Old May 10, 17, 10:12 am
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Has anyone seen any free night offers for any Las Vegas Hotels lately (in Canada's Plat website specificially). Last year i stayed in Encore and was hoping they would have another offer in June or July.
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Old May 10, 17, 5:15 pm
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Has anyone seen any free night offers for any Las Vegas Hotels lately (in Canada's Plat website specificially). Last year i stayed in Encore and was hoping they would have another offer in June or July.
Don't expect too many offers for June or July...you have WSOP going on for about seven weeks starting later this month, plus a lot of other series with competing properties. Additionally, there is EDC mid-June that locked up a LOT of rooms at pricey rates...since I waited for that leg of the trip, it looks like I may actually have to suck it up and pay north of $250/night plus those insipid resort fees to stay anywhere decent that weekend.
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Old May 10, 17, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by michelle227 View Post
Don't expect too many offers for June or July...you have WSOP going on for about seven weeks starting later this month, plus a lot of other series with competing properties. Additionally, there is EDC mid-June that locked up a LOT of rooms at pricey rates...since I waited for that leg of the trip, it looks like I may actually have to suck it up and pay north of $250/night plus those insipid resort fees to stay anywhere decent that weekend.
IIRC, US plat has an offer for 4th night free at WynnCore
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Old May 11, 17, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by michelle227 View Post
Don't expect too many offers for June or July...you have WSOP going on for about seven weeks starting later this month, plus a lot of other series with competing properties. Additionally, there is EDC mid-June that locked up a LOT of rooms at pricey rates...since I waited for that leg of the trip, it looks like I may actually have to suck it up and pay north of $250/night plus those insipid resort fees to stay anywhere decent that weekend.
I actually stayed at Encore last year in July with a free 3rd night so I figured I could get a quick getaway again. I'll keep checking I guess. I haven't seen anything on the "offers" tab of the website in 4 or 5 months.
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Old May 11, 17, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by pmich View Post
I actually stayed at Encore last year in July with a free 3rd night so I figured I could get a quick getaway again. I'll keep checking I guess. I haven't seen anything on the "offers" tab of the website in 4 or 5 months.
I don't know how it works for the Canadian Plat card but right now the US Plat card has 4th night free offers for Bellagio, MO, Palazzo, and Wynn for various portions of the summer.

Not FHR, but I recently got an email from the MO promoting a 3rd night free offer over the summer to the general public: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasv...ne-more-night/

And of course, deals direct through the casinos can sometimes be cheaper than FHR, even accounting for the FHR benefits and when FHR is offering a free night.
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Old May 11, 17, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by pmich View Post
I actually stayed at Encore last year in July with a free 3rd night so I figured I could get a quick getaway again. I'll keep checking I guess. I haven't seen anything on the "offers" tab of the website in 4 or 5 months.
I didn't say NO offers...just not many. And at least through early July, expect that the rooms may have a premium over other times of the year. Mid-June is a good example of that with EDC going on. Even non-AXP offers are hard to come by right now (ie. comp offers through the casino websites). I've been looking at stuff daily since I still have a few nights of lodging to come up with that coincides with the EDC rush...

The most likely thing I will get some use from is the Plat offer to spend $300 at MGM properties and get $60 back. For a two-night stay, that at least washes the resort fee.
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Old May 12, 17, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by broncophil View Post
can i use the wynn / encore in room dining credit for lunch/dinner?

i dont really do breakfast.

thanks.
IIRC, the welcome letter stated that you had to use (ie put the order in) before 11am. And I think same applied at the restaurants too.
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Old May 13, 17, 1:02 am
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Thx bummer.

Originally Posted by bizum View Post
IIRC, the welcome letter stated that you had to use (ie put the order in) before 11am. And I think same applied at the restaurants too.
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