Over the last several years, American Express has totally revamped its flagship personal card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, from a card that focused solely on luxury travel to your wallet’s best lifestyle and luxury travel partner.
One way in which Amex made the great pivot to travel and lifestyle was through its acquisition of Resy, an online restaurant reservation platform.
Since Amex acquired Resy in 2019, it has woven in exclusive Resy benefits for specific cardholders. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what Resy benefits you get if you have an Amex Platinum card.
Let’s get into it!
Overview of the Amex Platinum Card
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The Amex Platinum card offers fantastic benefits and huge rewards but comes with a hefty price tag. Still, one of the ways you can get some exceptional value from the Amex Platinum card right off the bat is to take advantage of the welcome bonus and ability to earn up to 5x Membership Rewards points:
- 5x points on airfare purchased directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (up to $500,000 per calendar year)
- 5x points on prepaid hotels purchased through Amex Travel
- 1x points on other purchases
This card offers some incredible luxury travel benefits. Note that some benefits require enrollment through your American Express account, so don’t miss out on your benefits.
But we also love this card because it focuses immensely on lifestyle benefits:
What Is Resy?
Resy is an online restaurant reservation platform similar to OpenTable that allows its users to make reservations online or through a mobile app. In fact, Resy is the market leader in large metropolitan cities like New York City, so if you’re looking to make a reservation at a restaurant, you’ll probably end up using Resy.
Global Dining Access by Resy
If you have an eligible Amex card, you’ll get Global Dining Access by Resy, which is an exclusive program designed to allow members to access some of the most sought-after restaurants and enjoy other benefits like:
Using your benefits is super easy:
- Download the Resy app or go to Resy.com and create an account
- Add your Amex Platinum card to your Resy wallet. After doing that, you’ll unlock your Global Dining Access benefits.
- Browse and use the Resy app or website as usual.
Some of the most popular restaurants include Carbone (NYC), Le Bernardin (NYC), Jon & Vinny’s (LA), and COTE Miami.
Cards With Global Dining Access by Resy
In addition to the Amex Platinum card, several other U.S. Amex cards are eligible for Global Dining Access by Resy:
If you’re a foodie, having Resy benefits will add a ton of value to your life.
With the Amex Platinum card in your wallet, you’ll get Global Dining Access by Resy, which entitles you to exclusive reservations, priority notifications when tables open up, access to special experiences, and a VIP diner badge.
Best of all, it’s super easy to use your benefits — just add your Amex Platinum card to your Resy wallet and start using the app or website!
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