The Hamptons will be the place to be this summer – especially if you have an American Express card.
Amex cardholders will have access to exclusive VIP opportunities in the Hamptons all summer, including the chance to make a dinner reservation at EMP Summer House, a pop up from Eleven Madison Park, which was recently named #1 Restaurant in the World by The World’s 50 Best. American Express is the only credit card accepted at EMP Summer House, and guests must have an Amex card to make a reservation.
“Our cardmembers are passionate about dining, and Eleven Madison Park is one of the most requested restaurant reservations, so we’re excited to be partnering with Daniel Humm and Will Guidara to bring our cardmembers exclusive access to reservations and unique dining experiences, “ said Janey Whiteside, a senior vice president at American Express. EMP Summer House will be open through Labor Day 2017, and is located in East Hampton.
Amex Platinum cardmembers will also be invited to a few exclusive events at EMP Summer House, including a July Fourth celebration with a custom menu and special entertainment.
Hampton Classic Presale Opportunity
Access to the EMP Summer House isn’t the only perk of being an Amex holder this summer in the Hamptons.
The Hampton Classic will take place in late August, and American Express is the official card of the highly anticipated equestrian events of the year. The horse-jumping show will give special access to presale tickets for American Express cardholders. Platinum members get first dibs, via the By Invitation Only website.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with a hefty annual fee (it was recently raised from $450 to $550), but cardholders get a host of perks, like access to presale tickets, invitations to VIP events, and round-the-clock concierge service for travel assistance, restaurant and hotel reservations, and more. Trip insurance, purchase protection, and extended warranties are all standard for Platinum cardholders, as well.
The American Express Membership Rewards program is another amazing benefit of having an Amex card; travelers get points for purchases, which they can then transfer to the frequent flyer program of their choice, giving them the chance to fly for free, upgrade to first class, or purchase a discounted companion ticket.