American Express completed its acquisition of restaurant reservation platform Resy. To celebrate, American Express offers cardholders new, limited-time travel and dining perks this fall.
Through Sept. 30, eligible card members receive Membership Rewards points when they make and keep a reservation on Resy. Members earn 500 Membership Rewards points per booking, up to three bookings.
Beginning today, Aug. 19, card members enjoy 72 hours’ early access to reservations at restaurants participating in New York City’s Menu Week.
Additionally, members enjoy 48 hours’ early access to ticket sales for Resy fall and winter events, including Resy Presents Secret Special with Danny Bowien & Friends and The Women of Food, London.
“We are excited to have the Resy team as part of the American Express family,” said Chris Cracchiolo, senior vice president, global loyalty and benefits, American Express. “While this is just the beginning, these new collaborations showcase how we will be bringing together some of our best assets and capabilities, like our Membership Rewards program, with the incredible restaurants and dining experiences of Resy, to deliver real value and access to both diners and restaurants alike.”
“American Express has always been a powerhouse in the dining space and we know American Express card members are passionate about great food. So, we are excited to begin providing them with elevated perks and access on Resy’s platform too,” said Ben Leventhal, co-founder and CEO, Resy.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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