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American Express to launch restaurant booking platform for Platinum cardholders

Soon, eligible cardholders can book reservations at more than 10,000 restaurants in the Amex app


American Express Platinum cardholders will soon be able to book reservations at more than 10,000 restaurants directly from the Amex mobile app.

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American Express announced yesterday, Nov. 25, 2019, that it would add a new restaurant reservation platform to its app next year. The service – designed exclusively for cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express and the invite-only Centurion card – will allow users to book reservations at more 10,000 restaurants worldwide.

The new platform builds on existing Amex partnerships, as well as their acquisition of the Resy reservation platform earlier this year year. Once the new feature launches, Platinum cardholders will be able to book restaurants across the American Express Global Dining Collection, Resy, BookATable and SevenRooms portfolios.

This feature will roll out early 2020, fulling integrated into the American Express app. Once it launches, qualifying cardholders can book restaurant reservations from a new “Access Top Restaurants” tab in the app.

For now, select Amex Platinum cardholders have early access to try out the reservation feature. Check the membership tab in your American Express mobile app for eligibility.

The top rewards card for luxury perks

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The Platinum Card® from American Express

Why should you get this card?

You can’t beat the Platinum card’s extensive list of luxury travel perks, including access to exclusive Centurion lounges.

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More things to know:

  • 10 points per dollar on eligible purchases at U.S. gas stations and U.S. supermarkets, on up to $15,000 in combined purchases, during first 6 months of card membership
  • 5 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel
  • 5 points per dollar on eligible hotels booked with
  • 1 point per dollar on general purchases
  • 75,000 points if you spend $5,000 in first 6 months
  • Extensive airport lounge access, including Priority Pass and Centurion lounges
  • $200 airline fee credit for incidental purchases
  • Up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application
  • Up to $200 in Uber credits each year
  • Automatic Hilton Honors gold status

Focus on dining echoed across rewards card programs

American Express has already demonstrated a dedication to offering its cardholders unique dining experiences, with both the acquisition of Resy and exclusive promotions for its cardholders since. But while this feature is sure to be convenient for Amex Platinum cardholders, it is not the only competitor.

Recently, Capital One also announced a partnership offering exclusive reservations for cardholders – with the popular platform OpenTable. All Capital One cardholders can now book the most sought after reservation slots at popular restaurants across the country.

See related: Capital One launches partnership with OpenTable reservation platform

It’s clear from such announcements that now is a great time for foodies in the rewards card space. Beyond high rewards rates on dining or grocery purchases, more and more cards now offer unique dining experiences designed to round out your credit card offerings.

As Amex and other issuers continue to unveil products and promotions like these, consider the added value they bring to eligible cardholders.

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