Mastering the art of travel

A man looking out a large window, illustrating the benefits of an American Express Platinum Card

Has business travel left you feeling in need of rest and relaxation? Recharge with The Platinum Card® from American Express®

Life is often spent at a million miles an hour. Whether it’s commuting to and from meetings or rushing to family commitments, it frequently feels as though we never get time to step back and take stock.

Normally the solution is to enjoy a holiday and some much-needed time to recharge. If your daily life involves so much travel it has left you feeling as though it is a purely functional experience to get from A to B, then The Platinum Card could help make it enjoyable once more.

Wherever you’re travelling, be it for business or pleasure, Platinum Cardmembers can enjoy a breadth of travel and lifestyle benefits, practical advice and peace-of-mind support that can help you rediscover your spirit of adventure. 

Ensuring that trips get off to a good start can be key, with airports often being noisy, frantic places where we experience lost time ahead of a trip. The antidote to this is the airport lounge. Take for example Aspire, the lounge and spa at Heathrow T5 where, from the moment you walk in, staff are on hand to welcome you into this calm, modern space. For those wanting to keep up to date with what’s going on there’s complimentary and unlimited WiFi to help you stay connected. If pampering is needed, guests can book ahead for treatments such as manicures and facials at the Bliss spa for a soothing pre-flight treat.

As a Platinum Cardmember, you can enjoy this little luxury ahead of a flight at more than 1,000 airport lounges around the world – including Priority Pass, American Express and Plaza Premium lounges – regardless of which carrier or class you are flying. The Platinum Card can help you and a guest retreat from the crowds, leaving you to sit back, relax and read a newspaper in comfort.1

Room with a view

Recapture this sense of calm upon arriving at your destination by choosing a hotel that is so much more than just a room. Selecting a hotel with spectacular views allows you to immerse yourself in a destination from afar, while taking the necessary time to adjust your body clock and get your bearings. So whether it’s taking a swim in a glorious rooftop pool to unwind, or relaxing in a hotel bar set above the bustling city below, it’s the little touches that can help make the experience even more memorable.

If taking the weight off your feet and relaxing in luxury sounds appealing, The Platinum Card can help you do just that, with incredible additional benefits designed to enrich your stay at more than 900 hotels around the world. The uniquely created Fine Hotels & Resorts programme offers Cardmembers an exclusive range of benefits from a complimentary room upgrade (if available), guaranteed complimentary breakfast for two, to a guaranteed 4pm late check-out. You will also receive a special amenity worth US$100 (approximately £80), such as credits for food and beverages or spa services, to help make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.2

Once you’ve settled in, deciding how to spend your time and what to do first can often be difficult. To take the pressure off and help you get under the skin of a destination why not take advantage of American Express Invites®, which hand-picks sought-after entertainment events and experiences for Platinum Cardmembers to enjoy.3 What’s more, the dedicated Platinum Concierge service can take care of your travel and lifestyle plans, such as planning your next travel adventure, researching hidden-gem restaurants and sourcing tickets to sold-out shows.

Next time you set off on a trip, make sure you have The Platinum Card in your pocket and you’ll be en route to mastering your travels with a richer, simpler and even more special travel experience.

The American Express The Platinum Card

For more information and to apply for The Platinum Card click here

Important Information If you’d prefer a card without any rewards, other features or a cardmembership fee, an alternative option is available – the Basic Card. Go to for more information. Annual Fee: £450. Subject to approval. Terms apply. 1. Access to lounges is subject to lounge availability and is non-transferable. Benefit available to main and first supplementary Platinum Cardmembers only. Lounge and participating partners are subject to change without notice. Terms apply. 2. Benefits vary by property. Valid only for new FINE HOTELS & RESORTS bookings made through Platinum Travel service. Payment must be made in full with an American Express Card in the Platinum Cardmember’s name. Terms apply. 3. Benefit is subject to availability and is available through the American Express Platinum Concierge Service. The benefit is only valid when full payment is made with an American Express Platinum Card. Terms apply.

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