Last month, I wrote about Cool Cats and Fish Pool from The NCO Club potentially joining the American Express Chillax programme. This is now confirmed as American Express has updated the Chillax website to include both bars - the promotion works slightly different for these two bars but I will provide more information below. In addition to that, Madame Fan (which has amazing Chinese food) as well as the Court Martial Bar have also joined the programme.
American Express Platinum Exclusive
(valid until 31 December 2019)
Enjoy a complimentary champagne cocktail when you spend S$50 or more at Fish Pool.
Enjoy a complimentary welcome crafted cocktail with any purchase at the Madame Fan dining room when you pay with an eligible American Express Card.
Court Martial Bar
Enjoy a complimentary welcome crafted cocktail with any purchase at Court Martial Bar when you pay with an eligible American Express Card.
Enjoy 4 complimentary crafted cocktails with purchase of any bottle of spirit at Cool Cats when you pay with an eligible American Express Card.
From 31 July 2019, the Love Dining benefit across all participating restaurants within the Conrad Centennial Singapore will end.
Centurion and Platinum Members save 10-15% off Business Class and First Class fares on Singapore Airlines on average - this partnership appears to be valid until end of 2020!
I recently booked the IAP Rate for Singapore Airlines in Business Class online and did not get 5X MR Points awarded - these have now been adjusted retrospectively but is this just a one-off gesture?
The signature dining establishment at The St. Regis Singapore, Brasserie Les Saveurs, has just unveiled a brand new lunch experience for Saturdays (12:00PM to 2:30PM). Starting from just S$68++ per person, the Bon Appétit Singapura experience offers a refreshed menu that features refined Singaporean and French delights through the use of unique regional spices and ingredients.
The American Express Chillax Program needs no introduction - Platinum (including credit card) members get to enjoy 1-for-1 drinks at some of the best bars and restaurants in Singapore. Just to be clear, this benefit is extended to holders of The Centurion Card, The Platinum Card, The American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card and The American Express Platinum Credit Card issued in Singapore. Today, Amrith by The Song of India has joined the ranks of the other merchants to offer a similar benefit.
Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways are now participating airlines in the American Express International Airline Programme and when I compared the IAP to public rates a couple of days ago, Business Class tickets on Singapore Airlines were 28% cheaper (but on average they are approximately 10-15% lower which is still an amazing deal!).
The Platinum Card from American Express offers plenty of benefits and with the recent inclusion of Singapore Airlines in the International Airline Programme (IAP), this card has gotten a lot more useful for me since I can now book Business Class flights at a significant discount (and still earn miles/PPS Value from them)! If you have been on the fence about this charge card, check out my previous article on how I actually rationalised paying for the S$1,712 annual fee.
When I wrote about the changes to the International Airline Programme for American Express Platinum Members earlier today, I did not expect the savings to be drastic. If you have not seen that article, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways have essentially joined the IAP and American Express Centurion as well as Platinum Members now have access to discounted Business Class and First Class fares (that is not publicly available).
One of the perks of the American Express Platinum Card that do not get talked about very often is the International Airline Program (IAP). When I rationalised paying the S$1,712 annual fee for The Platinum Card late last year, I noticed that the Business Flex rate for an Emirates flight costed approximately 11.5% lower than the publicly available rate. Today, a number of changes to the IAP have been implemented for The Platinum Card by American Express.
American Express Platinum Members in Singapore can now book Fine Hotels & Resorts rates online - get instant confirmation on luxury properties!