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Which of the 19 (!) current Amex hotel cashback deals is the best?

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If you have an American Express card, you have probably noticed a large number of hotel cashback deals appearing on your online or app offers page recently.

You can see what you have by visiting the Amex website here and clicking the ‘Offers’ tab for EVERY card you hold.

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK

We have written about them as they launched, but they dribbled out one at a time. I thought it would be good to list them all together and link them to the current brand promotions. It will help you decide how to maximise your returns over the next few months.

In general:

irrespective of what the Amex website says, these offers seem to work on cumulative spend

irrespective of what the Amex website says, these offers seem to work on pre-paid bookings as these are processed by the hotels

….. although we take no responsibility if you divert from the published rules.

You will NOT have all of the deals listed below unless you have a large number of American Express cards. I had to go through four different family cards to compile the list and I still can’t be certain that I have them all.

For clarity, there is no ‘best answer’ so don’t expect me to offer you one. These deals cover a wide variety of locations and price points and the bonus point offers have closing dates which don’t match. Your existing hotel status levels will also play a part as will any plans to chase a new status. There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer.

For example, I need 8 Marriott nights by New Year to trigger 5 suite upgrades for 2021. This draws me to the Marriott deal for a mattress run especially as I can get 2,500 bonus points on stays by 18th October. Central London has no cheap (under £90) hotels however. We also don’t know what happens after 18th October. It’s complex ….

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
The new Hampton by Hilton London Ealing

Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf Astoria etc)

Receive £50 cashback when you spend £200

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

Current bonus offer: Hilton Honors is offering double points AND double elite night credits on all stays from 8th September to 31st December. Register here.

Would also combine with: The 3-4-2 offer currently available at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels in Europe if you book via a luxury travel agent

Website home page: hilton.com

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
The new Hyatt Regency in Malta

Hyatt (Alila, Andaz, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency etc)

Receive £100 cashback when you spend £300

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

Current bonus offer: World of Hyatt is offering triple base points on all stays from 1st October to 4th January 2021. Elite night credits earned in this period will also be carried over into 2021. Register here.

Would also combine with: The 3-4-2 offer currently running on the mid-scale and upper-scale Hyatt brands – see this HfP article for full details.

Website home page: hyatt.com

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
The new Hotel Indigo in Bath

IHG #1 (Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, voco ONLY)

Receive £60 cashback when you spend £250

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

Current bonus offer: IHG Rewards Club is offering double points on all cash stays from 1st October to 15th December. Register here USING PROMO CODE 44480

Would also combine with: The special offers available via the IHG Lifestyle Collection for their mid scale brands.

Website home page: ihg.com

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
Kimpton Fitzroy, London

IHG #2 (InterContinental, Regent, Kimpton ONLY)

Receive £100 when you spend £400

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

Current bonus offer: IHG Rewards Club is offering double points on all cash stays from 1st October to 15th December. Register here USING PROMO CODE 44480.

Would also combine with: The special offers available via the IHG Luxury Collection for their upper scale brands.

Website home page: ihg.com

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK

Leading Hotels of the World

Receive £100 cashback when you spend £350

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
Marriott Berlin

Marriott (W, Westin, Sheraton, Ritz Carlton, Aloft, Renissance, Residence Inn etc)

Receive £50 cashback when you spend £200

Last day for payments: 31st December

List of participating hotels: Click here

Current bonus offer: Marriott Bonvoy is, until 18th October, offering 2,500 bonus points on every cash stay.  You will receive an additional 5,000 points on your third stay. Register here.

Website home page: marriott.com

American Express hotel cashback deals in the UK
Soho Hotel, London (Firmdale Hotels)

Also worth considering …..

The following offers are also available with smaller hotel groups:

The Cromlix Hotel – £20 cashback on £200 spend – expires 31st March 2021

Apex Hotels – 10% cashback – expires 1st December

NH Hotels – £50 cashback on £180 spend – expires 31st December

Dorsett London Hotels – £50 cashback on £250 spend – expires 31st December

Cheval Collection – £100 cashback on £500 spend – expires 2nd February

Firmdale Hotels – get 25% back – expires 31st December

The Set Hotels – £100 cashback on £400 spend – expires 31st December

The Connaught & The Berkeley – £100 cashback on £300 spend – expires 27th November

The May Fair Hotel – £80 cashback on £400 spend – expires 31st January

Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street – £60 cashback on £300 spend – expires 31st January

The Edwardian Manchester – £40 cashback on £200 spend – expires 31st January

Hand Picked Hotels – £50 cashback on £400 spend – expires 30th November

Small Luxury Hotels – £100 cashback on £350 spend – expires 31st December

Comments below suggest that there is also a Melia offer worth £75 on £300 of spend.

Comments (99)

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    I have all of them on my amex gold except the second ihg one. Lucky me, lol

  • Dave says:

    Is leading hotels of the world stackable with virtuoso/luxury travel agent benefits (e.g booking via Emyr) or is cashback only triggered by booking via lhw.com ? Seems confusing as it says although it says book via lhe.com it also says ‘offer valid on checkout spend at participating locations’… presume it’s triggered via the web, does anyone know for sure though?

    • Rob says:

      Don’t sure for sure – my gut feeling is that, as it is check-out spend, it triggers however you book so an Emyr deal should do it. No promises though.

  • Meridith says:

    Received an email last week which linked to a site with all the offers listed https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/campaigns/travel/offershub/

  • A says:

    Still no offers on any card.
    Accounts are in good standing as they have ben for the past 15+ years, opted into marketing and they used to be there – they just vanished, perhaps a year ago.
    The £100 essentials one was added manually when I called, the new one its been five days and still not added despite assurances it would be.
    Despite repeated contacts, the ‘back office’ says they won’t appear in future…and thats all I can get out of them. Getting pretty hacked off with declining amex UK customer service to be honest, and this may be the final straw.

    • General Mayhem says:

      I’m in tbe same position. Both cards in good standing, never missed a payment and spend around 3k a month. Managed to speak to a senior manager who let slip that I’m excluded from all offers. She had no idea why but said it just happens sometimes.

    • Conor Megaw says:

      I have exactly the same issue. Made multiple calls. Only offers are those added manually.

      Considering cancelling my Platinum card as totally fed up with it.