Showing posts with label Waldorf Astoria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waldorf Astoria. Show all posts

November 5, 2016

Save $70 at Conrad & Waldorf Astoria Hotels

If you've been reading ATRP, you know that I'm a huge fan of American Express Amex Offers.  Over the last few years, I've saved over $2,500 by leveraging Amex Offers to obtain statement credits on stuff I was going to buy anyway.

20% off a Waldorf Astoria or Conrad stay
 The concept is simple - login to your American Express account online, scroll down to the bottom and you'll see the available offers. Scroll through the offers that make sense for you, and click "Add to Card."  Meet the spend requirements at that merchant and you'll receive the statement credit a few days later.
Recent Amex offer savings
Amex is out with a targeted offer that will provide a $70 statement credit after spending $350 at Conrad or Waldorf Astoria properties through 3/31/17.  We have an upcoming stay at a Conrad which will cost around $800 in total for three nights.  By splitting the charges on two Amex cards with the offer, we should be able to save $140 on the stay!

May 31, 2015

Review: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Planning & Booking
British Airways 747-400 First Class Denver to London
British Airways Concorde Room LHR
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Andaz Amsterdam
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class Frankfurt to JFK

Arriving at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport is far better than Europe's other monster gateways (London, Paris, Frankfurt).  By comparison, the airport is far smaller and easier to navigate.  Immigration was a breeze and our bags were among the first on the carousel.  We walked out of the terminal around 8:30 PM to find a bright blue sky - still 2 hours of daylight left - awesome!

There really isn't a "cab line" in the traditional sense as you can just grab any cab - they're all the same price (~45 Euros).  So of course we opted for the blue Tesla Model S and were on our way to the Waldorf in a matter of minutes.  Our driver was super friendly (perhaps overly friendly) but explained a few sites on the way in and warned us to watch out for the cyclists that dominate the city's streets.

Amsterdam is really a gorgeous city and both of us were glued to the windows as we marveled at canal after canal.  The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is located right on one of the canals in the center of the city - just a couple of blocks from Rembrandt Square.

One of many canal shots