One of the best benefits of the SPG AMEX Cards are the 2 elite stays and 5 elite night credits offered to the card holders. Since I have both the cards, it makes re-qualification for SPG Platinum slightly easier at 40 nights or 21 stays. Any little helps for a guy like me because lately I’ve been spending more and more nights at AirBNB as opposed to hotels because of lack of choice or traveling with my family. And SPG Platinum is a big deal for me (perhaps the only true elite program I care about) because it brings free breakfast benefit, suite upgrades, Marriott Platinum Status, and of course United Silver status. And since I travel to India and Asia a lot, the breakfast benefit has been equivalent if not better to that of Hyatt Hotels because they sometimes allow the benefits for both the rooms we book when traveling as a family.
It sometimes takes a day or two longer, but AMEX seems to be on top of things this year because mine posted a couple of days ago. Anyway, just thought I would let you guys know!
The current offer on both SPG AMEX cards is 25,000 Starpoints with $3000 in spend in 3 months. While this is not the best offer and you should wait in most circumstances, if you are by any chance applying for other reasons feel free to use my referral links below: