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Delight in the Details: Properties That Go the Extra Mile

As borders continue to open and restrictions are eased across the world, your next international trip may be closer than you think.

What makes a world-class vacation? Staggering natural landscapes? Unique experiences leading to lasting memories? Traveler-focused service that anticipates your every need? Check, check, and check. When you book a stay through American Express Travel at one of the world’s best hotels, your next vacation may be your most memorable yet. At these Fine Hotels + Resorts® and The Hotel Collection properties, you can enjoy it all: Spacious accommodations, guided hikes and tours, local-focused cooking classes, luxuriating spa treatments, as well as enjoy a $100 experience credit, unique to each property. Need something else? Just ask. American Express Travel has got you covered.

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Proper Hotel goes above and beyond, placing you simultaneously poolside and steps from the ocean in serene Santa Monica. Enjoy farm-fresh food and a tour of the Santa Monica farmers market with the hotel’s executive chef on Wednesdays. Then, sample some of that local bounty in one of the property’s three restaurants: Palma, Calabra or Onda, where you can use your $100 experience credit. Bike up the coastline, absorb a guided meditation atop a paddle board, or take a surf lesson from a local expert. Turn down in luxury with your midcentury European room and crisp finishings (4pm late checkout is guaranteed when you book through American Express Travel , so you can sneak in one more nap or dip in the pool).

Sedona, AZ

Enchantment Resort, Sedona is a dramatic canyonside retreat within the red rocks of the Boynton Canyon in majestic Sedona. Rise early with the sun and enjoy your daily complimentary breakfast for two, then immerse yourself in a guided hike or mountain bike ride alongside one of the property’s instructors. Get outside, where 50 miles of hiking trails are yours to explore. Or stay onsite and be transported by a treatment at Mii amo, the property’s destination spa where you can use your $100 experience credit. Stay in a casita or suite with kiva-inspired fireplaces and Southwest-inspired décor, and dine on locally sourced ingredients at Che Ah Chi. The magic of the canyon is ready to entrance you.

Amsterdam

Dive deep into European history, but with the most contemporary personalized service, at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam .The property once served as royal lodgings, and is still delivering on that theme—you’ll be treated like royalty when you book here. Enjoy exceptional amenities with thoughtful, indulgent touches, such as a glass of Champagne upon arrival and complimentary butler service with any suite. Take breakfast for two daily, then tour this intriguing city first inside the property, then outside via bike, horse and carriage, or classic saloon boat. Feeling artsy? Regale in centuries-old Dutch treasures at the city’s storied museums. Then take some down time at the Sofitel Spa, where you can apply your $125 experience credit toward a massage, followed by some respite in the hammam, sauna, heated whirlpool or full-size pool. Finish your day with a multi-course chef’s menu at the Bridges restaurant, then begin a new adventure the next day.

Nayarit, Mexico

If you want to truly taste the flavors of Mexico, find your way to the One&Only Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit. Enveloped in a coastal rainforest that’s as lush as it is serene, the resort aims to fully immerse you. Take a cooking workshop yielding authentic tacos, linger over a sampling of tequilas and mezcals, learn to brew your perfect cup of coffee— and apply your $100 experience credit to your instruction. Settle into a villa tucked into the rainforest or along a cliff, with your infinity pool, soaking tub and jungle shower. Or, book one of the treehouses built directly into the trees, all with interiors that echo the exteriors: custom woodwork, stone, and earth tones. If you’re not kayaking, deep sea fishing or chartering a catamaran, lounge in one of the property’s six pools. Any itinerary at this property is a memorable one.

Jumby Bay, Antigua

If a private island is what you’re envisioning for your next holiday, look no further than Jumby Bay Island in St. John’s, Antigua. The resort is a 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua, boasting white sand beaches and verdant foliage. Four and a half miles of luxurious beach are yours to wander in solitude. For an unforgettable experience, request an evening wake-up call from the property for an invitation to view the nocturnal hawksbill turtles swim to shore to lay their hundreds of eggs. The sea view is astounding from the rooms, each of which includes a wraparound terrace and outdoor garden showers; suites include soaking tubs, and some, private pools. Secluded relaxation continues at the Jumby Bay Spa, employing healing therapies from West Indian and African cultures, like the Herbal Poultice Massage blending lemongrass, ginger, and coconut—use your $125 experience credit and soak it all in.

Vail, CO

Seeking a four-star ski getaway with warming amenities? Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail delivers. Fuel yourself with daily complimentary breakfast for two at the resort before picking up your customized gear from the property’s ski concierge—stow it on site at the mountain later, no lugging required. Leisurely swish into Vail’s back bowls amidst snap-worthy scenery. Peckish between runs? Grab complimentary snacks and coffee at Vail Village. Then downshift into relaxation mode with a Vail River Stone Massage, easing any sore or stiff muscles after your day on the slopes. Take a break from skiing and join guides and pack llamas for a two-day hike up the majestic mountains. Once you’ve worked up an appetite again, design your own custom burger at the property’s Burger Bar, or grab an apres-ski cocktail at the Remedy Bar—use your $100 experience credit in the process. Guaranteed 4pm late checkout means squeezing in one more day of powder before you pack up.

New York City

Your next stay is surrounded by art and architecture at the The Whitby Hotel in New York City. Pop over and explore the contemporary masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art just a few blocks away, before returning to your individually designed room with hand-selected art and furnishings. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the glittering city around you, and select rooms offer a private terrace. The best of the city awaits you—world class dining, Central Park, Broadway, the luxurious stores of 5th Avenue and more. Or enjoy the city from inside the property, with afternoon tea or a delicious dinner in the elegant Orangery. Start a night out with martinis, oysters, and live jazz at The Whitby Bar where you can apply your $100 experience credit when you book here.

Capri, Italy

Be transported to Italy in the 1960s at Capri Tiberio Palace, a boutique hotel with colorful Caprese tiles and sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Step outside your room for a sail, a tour of Capri by scooter, or a wine tasting across Positano and Amalfi. Rest your legs after a long day of touring historic villages with a dip in the heated indoor/outdoor pool with sea views. Or apply your $100 experience credit to indulge in a spa treatment like the Aromatic Candle ritual which uses warm karité butter from an Ayurvedic candle to massage skin when you stay two nights or more. Craving authentic Italian cuisine? Pop into Terrazza Tiberio for dishes dreamt up from fresh local ingredients. Amore!

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Take in some of New England’s prettiest coastline at Cape Elizabeth’s Inn by the Sea, set on a sandy beach just 15 minutes away from Portland, Maine. Embark on a tour of the historic lighthouses in the area, hike an oceanside cliff walk, or observe the wildlife from the boardwalk surrounding Great Pond. Then enjoy making s’mores at the resort’s fire pit every evening, including in winter, as the resort supplies cozy blankets—and cozy fireside cocktails. Apply your $100 experience credit at the onsite Sea Glass restaurant, offering panoramic ocean views and regional inspired fare like local haddock with charred fennel when you stay two nights or more.

Orlando, FL

You’re just steps from the entrances of the Universal theme parks when you book at Loews Sapphire Falls at Universal Orlando Even better, you’ll enjoy park admission an hour before it opens to the public. During down time from roller coastering and simulated reality rides, relax with a frozen drink at the outsize outdoor pool with a sandy beach area and waterslides before heading back to your spacious room with a walk-in shower and vanity. Eligible American Express® Card Members who stay two or more nights here enjoy a $100 experience credit for qualifying activities, like a meal at Strong Water Tavern.

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