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Embracing the 5-Day Weekend: Make Your Next Getaway More Rewarding

3-day weekends are never quite enough. Often they feel over before they start and don’t always help you feel more relaxed. To celebrate Platinum Card® Members earning 5X Membership Rewards® points and using Pay with Points on all prepaid Fine Hotels and Resorts® properties, we’re encouraging Card Members to break from traditional 3-day getaways, take more time for themselves and embrace a 5-day weekend. American Express Platinum Card® Members receive complimentary Fine Hotels & Resorts® benefits when they book with American Express Travel. Terms Apply. Visit americanexpressfhr.com/featured-hotel-searches for more information.

If you don’t think 3 days are enough, you’re not alone. Only 22% of US consumers feel very relaxed after a 3-day weekend, and 81% agree that it doesn’t give them enough time to travel.* So we’re encouraging Card Members to break from the traditional 3-day getaway and take more time for themselves.

What would you do with a 5-day weekend? Would you spend more time relaxing? Exploring a new culture? Would you travel more with your friends? 74% of US consumers say they feel very relaxed after a 5-day getaway.* The extra two days may not seem like much, but now with 5X Membership Rewards® points and the ability to use Pay with Points on all prepaid Fine Hotels and Resorts properties, they’re even more rewarding.

Jumpstart your 5-day weekend wanderlust with our guide below.

A place to see new things:

The Beekman Hotel-NYC

For 5-day weekends where you want to see and experience something new, there’s no better destination than NYC. In New York, there’s always something new around the corner, and The Beekman offers a truly stunning and historic base to explore this vibrant city. Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, visitors have easy access to iconic sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and South Street Seaport, as well as close proximity to an extensive transit system to explore every corner of the Five Boroughs.

With locals gathering under the Beekman’s instantly iconic Atrium at the Bar at Temple court, or at the underground Alley Cat, one of the hottest speakeasys in town, it’s easy to hear straight from real New Yorkers about all the city has to offer.

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A place to try new, local foods:

Rosewood Puebla

With a colonial façade, thoughtful design, warm staff and volcanic rooftop views, few hotels capture the magic of a destination quite like the Rosewood Puebla.

While it’s only two hours outside of Mexico City, Puebla is a vibrant destination filled with colorful streets, deep cultural roots and a rich culinary history that earns its spot as 5-day weekend excursion. As a major gastronomic hub, Puebla is considered the home of mole poblano, a rich chile sauce used across Mexican cuisine. To celebrate its storied culinary traditions, premier dining is a cornerstone of the Puebla experience and the Rosewood offers plenty of options to experience of the region’s history. Enjoy chilaquiles among the delicate tilework at Café Azul Talavera, locally sourced cuisine at the elevated Pasquinel Bistrot or sample tapas and mezcal at Bar Los Lavaderos.

Make sure you take time to venture out into town to sightsee. You can also take time to grab a famous cemita, your new favorite sandwich.

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A place to travel with friends:

The Miami Beach EDITION

Where do you go when you want to get away from the pressures of everyday life, but still want to be in the heart of all the action? Expertly blending the right amount of relaxation and excitement, not to mention multi-floor suites built for entertaining, The Miami Beach EDITION is the next luxury destination for that trip you’ve always talked about taking with your friends.

Whether it’s taking in sunrise from a privately-accessed beach, relaxing by an immaculately restored Art Deco diving platform at Tropicale or dancing the night away with friends in BASEMENT, one of the hottest night spots, from sunup to sundown, there is something for every type of traveler at this Miami Beach icon.

Want to know more? See what Amex Ambassadors had to say about this Fine Hotels & Resorts property here.

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More time to do what you want:

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Looking for an A-List experience on your 5-day weekend? The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is equal parts a place to see and be seen and an exclusive escape to recharge your batteries. High-touch and high-tech service, from a staff attentive to your every need to a text concierge, is at the center of this premier destination, where moment is too big or small to indulge. Perfectly situated in the heart of Beverly Hills, guests can embrace the enviable California weather at the pool, enjoy premier dining at Jean-Georges, or take in a beautiful sunset overlooking the hills with a perfectly crafted cocktail at the Rooftop by JG.

Whether you’re looking to head out to explore LA’s exciting cultural scene, refresh your wardrobe on Rodeo Drive or to just relax in a poolside cabana, this new institution of luxury beckons you to take more “me time.”

Want to know more? See what Amex Ambassadors had to say about this Fine Hotels & Resorts property here.

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See famous landmarks of historical sights:

The Langham London

Big Ben. Tower Bridge. Buckingham Palace. Home to some of the most famous historical sights and landmarks in the world, London is an ideal place for novice and seasoned travelers alike to spend a 5-day weekend.

In a city filled with landmarks, The Langham London stands apart as luxurious icon, welcoming guests from across the globe with over 150 years of stellar service. Located in the Fitzrovia neighborhood, guests have prime access to explore the city’s countless sights and museums from ground level. Known for hosting royalty, celebrated authors and more, the halls of the Langham are steeped in local and international history. Guests can experience this history first-hand the famed Palm Court, widely considered the origin of the traditional afternoon tea tradition.

Want to know more? See what Amex Ambassador @BrianCason had to say about this Fine Hotels & Resorts property here.

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*American Express Travel partnered with global research company Morning Consult to uncover data-driven insights on US consumer travel preferences. This poll was conducted in April 2019, among a national sample of 2200 Adults.

†Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information.

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