Vacationers in the Hamptons will be pleased to know that upscale restaurant Eleven Madison Park and American Express are once again partnering to bring back their popular pop-up restaurant, EMP Summer House, to East Hampton, NY this summer. The restaurant will be opening in late May, and will remain open through Labor Day.
Only American Express cardholders will be able to make reservations at EMP Summer House, and American Express cards will be the only credit cards accepted as a form of payment. Amex cardmembers will also have exclusive access to a number of yet-to-be-named unique events and experiences at EMP Summer House.
The advantages of using Amex for travel
For travelers, having an American Express card in their wallet is advantageous in numerous ways. Cardmembers have access to round-the-clock concierge service, to assist them in making travel plans, reservations, and crafting itineraries. Travel insurance, including rental car insurance and trip cancellation insurance, is also available through some American Express cards. There is also purchase protection, zero liability for fraud, and in some cases, no foreign transaction fees for purchases made overseas.
American Express also offers valuable rewards programs, giving members reward points that can be redeemed for frequent flyer miles, hotel stays, cash, and merchandise. And Amex sponsors many different events each year, including concerts and pop-up restaurants, to which cardholders have exclusive access.
Another huge perk of having an elite level American Express credit card is the ability to visit a Centurion Lounge when passing through airports in New York City, Miami, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Dallas. The Centurion Lounge offers complimentary food and beverages, electronics charging stations, newspapers and magazines, even meeting rooms and spa services.
EMP Winter House coming soon
Fans of the EMP Summer House will also be pleased to learn that American Express and Eleven Madison Park are partnering to open a pop-up restaurant in Aspen, Colorado later in 2018. The Winter House will offer casual dining for skiers and be open from December 2018 to March 2019.
“EMP Summer House quickly became the top requested reservation in the U.S. last summer through Platinum Concierge, so we are looking forward to heading out east again with the Eleven Madison Park team and then later heading to the mountains of Aspen,” said Janey Whiteside, an executive vice president at American Express.