Programs such as American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, a perk of the Amex Platinum card, will give you a range of extra benefits on hotel bookings at participating hotels. The only issue with Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts is that you need to have a Platinum card – with its accompanying £450 annual fee – to access these benefits.

Fortunately, Tricks of the Trade readers can access those same hotel perks – at no extra cost.

Shangri-La London Premier City View Room
Enjoy extra benefits at hotels such as the Shangri-La at the Shard, London

Xexec is currently a Preferred Partner with the following hotel chains:

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – Four Seasons Preferred Partner
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts – Luxury Circle
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Starwood Luxury Privileges
  • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts – Hyatt Privé
  • The Peninsula Hotels – Pen Club

Tricks of the Trade readers who book these hotels via the Xexec Travel team will receive an assortment of benefits during their stay.

These benefits vary by hotel, but they generally include:

  • Early check-in*
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Room upgrade*
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Welcome amenity
  • Food and Beverage or Spa credit
  • Late check-out*

*subject to availability

Free night offers

Many of these chains also run exclusive Preferred Partner promotions with ‘4 for 3’ or ‘Stay 3 Pay 2’ offers at participating hotels. This article will give you an idea of the sort of deals that the Xexec Travel team can book for you. These free night offers are generally in addition to the regular complimentary benefits such as free breakfast and late checkout, so it’s really a win-win situation.

Four Seasons Seychelles
Get complimentary breakfast, upgrades and more at the Four Seasons Seychelles

The Preferred Partner Rate is often the Best Available Rate (BAR) for that hotel, meaning you won’t pay extra for these additional benefits. Bookings are also usually fully flexible allowing you to cancel up until shortly before arrival with no charge.

Another huge plus is the fact that there are no minimum stay requirements to be eligible for these benefits.

How to book

Get in touch with the Xexec travel team by:

Phone: +44 (0)208 201 6483

Email: and put TOTT – Hotels in the subject line.

Or fill out the contact form below: