Amex prepaid FHR not earning hotel program points?

Old Aug 12, 19, 9:22 am
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Question Amex prepaid FHR not earning hotel program points?

I know that the AMEX FHR program is supposed be eligible for earning point with hotel loyalty programs and elite qualifying nights, but recently I've been seeing a few varying stories that FHR bookings aren't eligible anymore as qualifying nights or for earning if you prepay for different programs. The ones I am curious about are Marriott and Hyatt.

Marriott:
The points guy article had mentioned that people are reporting that Marriott hasn't been giving the points and elite night credits. I am unsure if that is only for prepaid. It looks like it is something that started this year.

Hyatt:
I know that MLife doesn't give tier credits for prepaid FHR bookings, but are eligible for pay at hotel option. My question is if you make a Prepaid FHR booking at a MLife property do you still get Hyatt earning and elite qualifying night with the MLife partnership even if you don't receive Mlife Tier Credits?
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Old Aug 12, 19, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by adewq View Post
I know that the AMEX FHR program is supposed be eligible for earning point with hotel loyalty programs and elite qualifying nights, but recently I've been seeing a few varying stories that FHR bookings aren't eligible anymore as qualifying nights or for earning if you prepay for different programs. The ones I am curious about are Marriott and Hyatt.

Marriott:
The points guy article had mentioned that people are reporting that Marriott hasn't been giving the points and elite night credits. I am unsure if that is only for prepaid. It looks like it is something that started this year.

Hyatt:
I know that MLife doesn't give tier credits for prepaid FHR bookings, but are eligible for pay at hotel option. My question is if you make a Prepaid FHR booking at a MLife property do you still get Hyatt earning and elite qualifying night with the MLife partnership even if you don't receive Mlife Tier Credits?
Just had a St Regis stay through Centurion which should be treated the same as FHR in this regard. Points posted as normal. Also never had a problem with Hyatt points either through FHR. Mlife I know nothing about.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by janwillem View Post
Just had a St Regis stay through Centurion ....
Was this a prepaid reservation? If you booked through FHR in any country other than the USA it is probably a postpaid stay, and the hotel chain sees the Centurion Travel Service as a conventional travel agency.

adewq is asking about a new prepaid FHR booking option in which some properties see the transaction as a consolidator booking. At this point this option seems to exist only in the USA.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Was this a prepaid reservation? If you booked through FHR in any country other than the USA it is probably a postpaid stay, and the hotel chain sees the Centurion Travel Service as a conventional travel agency.

adewq is asking about a new prepaid FHR booking option in which some properties see the transaction as a consolidator booking. At this point this option seems to exist only in the USA.
My apologies. Missed the pre-paid part. Mine was not pre-paid indeed.
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