American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts rates are finally searchable and bookable online.
The Fine Hotels and Resorts program is available to Platinum and Centurion American Express cardholders. Previously you could search for participating properties, but you have to call to find out rates and make reservations. This is a huge improvement. The website isn’t great, but it’s functional, and no more needing to get on the phone.
At least, that is, if you’re a Platinum cardmember. Centurion cardmembers get additional benefits beyond those offered to Platinum members as part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program Those benefits aren’t online, and booking on this website gets only the standard Platinum Fine Hotels and Resorts benefits. So Centurion cardmembers still need to call.
But it’s a great start, nonetheless!
Meanwhile, many of the same properties participate in Virtuoso, a travel agency network that anyone can access. And the Virtuoso benefits are often similar, sometimes better, sometimes not. You can have a look at participating Virtuoso properties and their standard amenities on a website put together by a Virtuoso agent who participates on Flyertalk.