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Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway with Fine Hotels + Resorts®

We travel to enjoy both the thrill of the new and the comforts of timeless things, and so any list of the hottest destinations in the world is bound to contain classics and emerging winners alike. Whether it’s for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, these are the cities and regions that American Express Card Members are traveling to in 2020..

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, and with it, summer getaways. Beyond the usual beach and barbecue itineraries, we’re approaching this Memorial Day as an opportunity to explore some well-traveled U.S. regions through a new lens.

We’ve highlighted four U.S. locales that are coveted vacation spots ripe with outdoor exploration possibilities, and where multiple Fine Hotels + Resorts® properties await to elevate your Memorial Day getaway. While you’re there, you can take advantage of an exclusive suite of benefits, including a $100 experience credit, unique to each property, guaranteed 4pm check-out and daily breakfast for two when you book with American Express Travel. Pick the perfect spot for your long weekend away.

If you want:

To explore like a local:

Charleston, SC: The understated yet glamorous historical southern city.

An energetic pulse:

Las Vegas, NV: The epicenter of vibrant day and nightlife.

A beach respite paired with international culture:

Miami, FL: Home to both beautiful beaches and global fashion, art and food.

A complete escape:

Oahu, HI: Where it’s always island time.

Charleston, SC

Charleston is a city made for exploration—its gardens and architecture, lush beaches, world-class dining, and storied history offer something new to learn every day. Late spring is a lovely time to visit, with warm temperatures and everything blooming. And there’s a hotel for whatever style of Memorial Day getaway you’re looking for.

You’ll know you’ve arrived at an architectural jewel when you approach the bronze equestrian fountain, Georgian open-arm staircase, and Italian marble floors of Charleston Place, A Belmond Hotel, Charleston. Set in the heart of the historic district, the Belmond is steps away from the food, arts, and street life of Charleston but set off from the street to give it a truly exclusive feel. Before you venture out to explore the city’s rich history, apply your $100 experience credit toward a relaxing outdoor meal at the Palmetto Café.

If it’s a perfectly curated, old-world-meets-modern design you seek, look no further than The Dewberry, a ‘60s-era federal building renovated with the theme “Southern Reimagined.” The whimsical rooftop cocktail lounge is the perfect scene for your upscale twist on outdoor Memorial Day refreshments—take advantage of 4pm check-out the next day for an extra afternoon of enjoying the garden greenery of Charleston.

Travel just 20 miles outside of the city and you’ll be immersed in natural landscape at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Check in to a grand seaside mansion-like property, where outdoor dining and leisure awaits. Use your $100 experience credit toward an oyster roast and barbecue or an authentic low-country feast, or apply it to booking a tee time at one of five majestic golf courses on the property. Enjoy a few extra rounds the next day, with your guaranteed 4pm check-out.

Las Vegas, NV

Ready for bright lights followed by some in-room respite? The iconic sights, renowned cuisine, and endless entertainment options of Las Vegas are here for you, with lots of outdoor options.

At the five-star ARIA Sky Suites, your accommodations live above the glimmering Strip, and a personal concierge can see to all of your needs. Visit the exclusive Sky Pool or the zen spa, and apply your $100 experience credit toward one of the sixteen in-resort restaurants including Jean Georges Steakhouse or sushi and seafood eatery CATCH.

If it’s a luxury respite you crave, head straight to the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, for floor-to-ceiling windows in your room and exemplary service. Apply your $100 experience credit toward a pampering treatment or two at the world-class Four Seasons Spa, or lounge at the resort’s exclusive private pool—a quiet oasis in this bustling city—after complimentary breakfast at Veranda.

Enjoy top-of-the-line shopping, entertainment, and dining at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Complimentary breakfast for two is available daily at Jardin when you book with us, and if you’re feeling too relaxed to pack up on time, take advantage of 4pm check-out (and more time on your Wynn Dream Bed).

The Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas offers a highly personalized concierge team, Les Clefs d’Or concierges, who can help book your restaurant, spa, or show experience. In need of more? If you book with us, enjoy a $125 experience credit you can apply toward something special.

Miami, FL

Want beautiful beaches, four-star food and streets alive with art and music? Head to Miami, where each Fine Hotels + Resorts® property has its own subculture and personality.

The Setai, Miami Beach envelops you in its chic post-modern façade, with hardwood floors and warm lighting in each Art Deco suite. Use your $100 experience credit toward a reservation at the Setai’s Pan-Asian restaurant Jaya, or a wood-fired fish entree at Ocean Grill, then take advantage of guaranteed 4pm check-out the next day to assure a few more dips in one of the resort’s three temperature controlled pools.

The storied Surf Club, once the resort of choice for Hollywood royalty, now lives as the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. It boasts its own private beach, a regal ballroom, and is home to The Champagne Bar, offering the largest selection of champagnes in Miami. Enjoy complimentary breakfast at The Terrace when you book with us.

Interested in a boutique hotel with larger-resort amenities? Check into The Miami Beach EDITION, with two ocean-facing pools, complimentary breakfast at Market at EDITION, and a world-class spa. Extend your checkout to 4pm when you book with us, and get an extra treatment in or a few more moments in the sun. If you need a little shade, check out the basement of the property, which houses a bowling alley and an ice rink.

In the mood for over the top? Faena Hotel Miami Beach understands, and will indulge you. Rooms are appointed in Art Deco 1950s flair with ocean and bay view quarters, and access to exceptional art, dining, and wellness experiences—use your $100 experience credit toward a treatment at Tierra Santa Healing House, where you can also practice yoga every morning.

Oahu, HI

If it’s a total escape you’re after, Oahu, aka “The Gathering Place” of the Hawaiian islands, may be the tropical haven you need.

At the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, you will feel like you’re in another world, with some of the best pools and slides Waikiki has to offer, outdoor lei-making classes, and beachside dining at the Tapa Bar and Hau Tree Bar, where you can apply your $100 experience credit. And if you stay for longer than a week, you may notice that there are fireworks on the beach every Friday night here.

Your vacation can be as low-key or as hands-on adventurous as you want at The Kahala Hotel & Resort: meet the dolphins in the resort’s private lagoon, learn to scuba dive, take a beachfront fitness class, or just relax beachside. Take advantage of guaranteed 4pm check-out when you book here, to add an extra half day to surf, kayak, or standup paddleboard—or just enjoy a few more indulgent hours by the pool.

Your stay will be elevated, literally, at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach: the resort’s infinity pools are housed on the eighth floor, making them the highest in the area. There’s everything from traditional rooms to residential studios and suites, all with an ocean view. Take in the view a few hours longer, or add on a Hawaiian-inspired treatment at the Ritz Carlton Spa the next day when you take advantage of 4pm check-out.

Toggle between active outdoorsy and lazy beachy Memorial Day vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. Take out an outrigger canoe, hike the wild rugged coast, or play a few rounds of golf alongside cascading waterfalls. If it’s stillness you’re after, visit the Naupaka Spa and Wellness Centre. Start each day with complimentary breakfast at La Hiki Kitchen, then head to a private cabana, where you can apply your $100 experience credit toward rental fees.

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