FHR Experience Las Vegas Hotels only (2015 - 2019)

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Current (2020) thread is HERE

FHR properties in other cities are discussed HERE

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 Mar 2, 15, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by cedricgerald View Post
You understand correctly.
I thought Skyloft does not upgrade to 2 BR.
So I thought that an upgrade was due as it was overbooked in 1BR.
I can be wrong.
That is interesting and could very well be the case. It's something of which I never thought.

Thank for the clarification.
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Old Mar 9, 15, 2:48 pm
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I just checked out of the SLS. Check in was great as I was escorted to the VIP lounge and offered a beverage. There is Shramsberg Blancs de Blanc which is nice touch. I was offered an upgrade and stayed in the LUX tower. The room is very interesting. Lots of monkeys and feels like what I would imagine a french bordello. The bathroom is very nice and shower is great. The room is hard to describe, but nice just maybe not my taste. F&B credit can be used at any of the restaurants. Breakfast was very good in Northside cafe. I had the Bfast burrito and it was huge. They also had french press pot coffee. The location is out of the way but the monorail is in the hotel. The pool was fairly lively although I did not participate in the fun. I will say everyone there was overly nice. I was offered an executive casino host at check out with a play of $50-$100 BJ hands for 4-5 hours of play. All-in-all, it is an isolated location with some good points. It will be interesting to see if they can "make it" as it was quiet for a Saturday night.
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Old Mar 11, 15, 12:51 pm
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"Estimated tax and service fee"

I think this was discussed before but I wasn't able to locate the info -
When you make the FHR reservation, most of the hotels like Wynn will will show an "Estimated tax and service fee" on the right hand summary. But if you pick Bellagio, FHR never lists this. But I'm pretty sure that Bellagio will charge you at least $35/day as daily resort fee. Is that the same thing? I tried skimming thru some old reservation PDF's and its unclear (some just mention 'additional charges may apply..')

thanks!

PS Anyone ever been upgraded at the Wynn/Encore from the Panoramic King to the Tower? Did not happen to me the times I went last year..
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Old Mar 11, 15, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by bizum View Post
I think this was discussed before but I wasn't able to locate the info -
When you make the FHR reservation, most of the hotels like Wynn will will show an "Estimated tax and service fee" on the right hand summary. But if you pick Bellagio, FHR never lists this. But I'm pretty sure that Bellagio will charge you at least $35/day as daily resort fee. Is that the same thing? I tried skimming thru some old reservation PDF's and its unclear (some just mention 'additional charges may apply..')

thanks!

PS Anyone ever been upgraded at the Wynn/Encore from the Panoramic King to the Tower? Did not happen to me the times I went last year..
I believe Bellagio will charge a resort fee; $35 sounds high.

I don't think Wynn will move you to the Tower - separate entrance/registration which I think is a factor.
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Old Mar 11, 15, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Yahtzee View Post
I believe Bellagio will charge a resort fee; $35 sounds high.

I don't think Wynn will move you to the Tower - separate entrance/registration which I think is a factor.
Bellagio is around $33 after taxes ($29 per day + taxes).
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Old Mar 11, 15, 11:41 pm
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Wynn

Originally Posted by Yahtzee View Post
I believe Bellagio will charge a resort fee; $35 sounds high.

I don't think Wynn will move you to the Tower - separate entrance/registration which I think is a factor.
Last time I spoke with FHR I believe they told me that you could get upgraded to the Tower. Will call back and check.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by bizum View Post
PS Anyone ever been upgraded at the Wynn/Encore from the Panoramic King to the Tower? Did not happen to me the times I went last year..
They won't FHR upgrade you from Panoramic to Tower.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 2:57 pm
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I always slide a 20 upon checking in between my ID and card.. asking if the resort fees may be waived. I haven't been charged a resort fee in over 2 years and I visit Vegas A LOT (once or twice a month).

I saved over $200 in resort fees alone last summer when I had a connecting room for 3 days.
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Old Mar 14, 15, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by winsteven13 View Post
I always slide a 20 upon checking in between my ID and card.. asking if the resort fees may be waived. I haven't been charged a resort fee in over 2 years and I visit Vegas A LOT (once or twice a month).

I saved over $200 in resort fees alone last summer when I had a connecting room for 3 days.
Also working at Wynn ?
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Old Mar 17, 15, 1:06 pm
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Bellagio FHR

Is bellagio FHR the best FHR hotel to take advantage of $100 food benefits. I am not seeing many others that have the special other than the $100 spa credit.

We are traveling in December this year - can I assume the benefits per hotel will stay the same between now and then?

If we book bellagio for the beginning of our stay to get benefits, the middle of the stay will be paid for through work(staying at wynn), can I then book again at bellagio for the back end of our stay to get benefits again?
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Old Mar 17, 15, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by bedman44 View Post
Is bellagio FHR the best FHR hotel to take advantage of $100 food benefits. I am not seeing many others that have the special other than the $100 spa credit.

We are traveling in December this year - can I assume the benefits per hotel will stay the same between now and then?

If we book bellagio for the beginning of our stay to get benefits, the middle of the stay will be paid for through work(staying at wynn), can I then book again at bellagio for the back end of our stay to get benefits again?
Yes, Bellagio is now the best for that.
Benefits should still be the same in December. 2016 could be different.
Yes, that plan would work.
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Old Mar 26, 15, 6:00 pm
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Is anyone able to book a room for Bellagio or Wynn in mid-July (or later)? I am able to book rooms before then (latest I've tried is for late April). But when I try to book for July, I get the following error message (and I've been getting it for a few weeks now - and phone calls to AMEX have been fruitless, other than offering to book over the phone, which I would prefer to avoid): "There was a problem processing your reservation. Please call Platinum Travel Service at 1-800-551-1120 for immediate assistance." I'm not doing anything differently with my July (attempted) reservation compared to my (successful) April reservations.
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Old Mar 26, 15, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by marshdom View Post
Is anyone able to book a room for Bellagio or Wynn in mid-July (or later)? I am able to book rooms before then (latest I've tried is for late April). But when I try to book for July, I get the following error message (and I've been getting it for a few weeks now - and phone calls to AMEX have been fruitless, other than offering to book over the phone, which I would prefer to avoid): "There was a problem processing your reservation. Please call Platinum Travel Service at 1-800-551-1120 for immediate assistance." I'm not doing anything differently with my July (attempted) reservation compared to my (successful) April reservations.
I did a july 24-26 booking and got all the way to enter the email address to confirm booking without problems. At what part of the process does your problem arise?
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Old Mar 27, 15, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by winsteven13 View Post
I always slide a 20 upon checking in between my ID and card.. asking if the resort fees may be waived. I haven't been charged a resort fee in over 2 years and I visit Vegas A LOT (once or twice a month).

I saved over $200 in resort fees alone last summer when I had a connecting room for 3 days.
Quick Q......why don't you just have your host(s) comp the rooms? i haven't paid for a room in years (for my personal visits, i have for convention biz) and there is no resort fee on a comp......plus most meals will be comped as well with visits as often as you go

No Biggie, i was just curious
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Old Mar 27, 15, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by bizorbetter View Post
Quick Q......why don't you just have your host(s) comp the rooms? i haven't paid for a room in years (for my personal visits, i have for convention biz) and there is no resort fee on a comp......plus most meals will be comped as well with visits as often as you go

No Biggie, i was just curious
not everyone gambles, and some gamblers pay for expensive rooms/meals
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