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I was about to book two hotel nights in South Africa to take advantage of both Marriott an Hilton Amex statement credit deals – but then I noticed they’re only valid at participating locations. Is this actually enforced? Is hotel location recorded in the transaction details?

Yes. Amex knows the ID codes of the payment account for that hotel and matches against it.

This sometimes works in your favour (the Costa on Kensington High St counts as Hilton spend) and against you (eg if you pay an independently run hotel restaurant direct and not charging to a room).

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