Cover Platinum Card Members' dedicated seating area at Basque Kitchen by Aitor

From a dedicated seating area at Basque Kitchen by Aitor to dining credits at partner establishments, this Platinum Card will open up a world of rewards for its members

Whether you’re booking a fine dining restaurant, a hotel staycation or a trip abroad, it’s important to have a trusted partner which will not only ensure the experience is an unforgettable one but also open up a world of privileges. This is what the American Express Platinum Card offers.

Card Members can take advantage of a plethora of curated experiences, starting with a memorable meal at one-Michelin-starred restaurant Basque Kitchen by Aitor. With the American Express experience, diners are invited to sit back and relax at the dedicated seating area, admire the majestic Fullerton Waterfront view while sipping on a complimentary glass of 2006 Piper-Heidsieck "Cuvée Rare" Brut Champagne—a truly exquisite way to begin a meal of delectable contemporary Basque fare.

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Chef-patron Aitor Jeronimo Orive has crafted an exclusive menu for Card Members starring his greatest hits; among which are kokotxa, a traditional and hearty Basque fish stew, and txuleta. The latter is a speciality steak from the Basque Country featuring the meat from a mature cow—hence, the deeper flavours when it’s charcoal-grilled to a juicy and smoky finish.

Feel like dining here again? You need not worry about snagging seats at this often fully booked restaurant: you’ll always get priority reservations.

Dining perks like these are not just limited to Basque Kitchen, as American Express is offering complimentary S$350 dining credits (valid until December 31, 2021) for Card Members to dine at over 1,000 restaurants in 17 countries. With the Love Dining Restaurants and Love Dining Hotels privileges, you’ll also enjoy up to 50 per cent off your total bill at partner establishments. So, book that steak dinner you’ve been planning for at Lawry's The Prime Rib Singapore and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, or surprise your partner with a romantic night out at Skai, located on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford.

The Card That Keeps on Giving

When you indulge with American Express’ 10xcelerator Partners—which consists of F&B groups, watches and jewellery brands, as well as beauty brands—you’ll earn a total of 20 Membership Rewards points for every full S$1.60 spent. And even if you exceed the maximum spend of S$16,000, you’ll continue to receive 10 Membership Rewards points with every card purchase.

This is truly one of the best ways to stretch your dollar, given that you can redeem a host of rewards with the points you’ve earned. With only 83,200 points, you’ll be able to update your Champagne collection with the exquisite Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, or 153,111 points if you want to go for the Aether Armand De Brignac Rose.

Take as much time as you need to think of the rewards you want to claim. After all, the points will never expire and you can keep them for the entire lifetime of your membership.

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A World of Rewards

When you sign up for the American Express Platinum Card and spend at least S$20,000 in the first six months, you’ll be instantly welcomed into this exclusive community with 75,000 Membership Rewards points. You’ll also receive 25,000 Membership Rewards points from the base earn rate of 2 Membership Rewards points for every S$1.60 spent.

Bonus: if you're a Tatler friend, you’ll also get an additional 50,000 Membership Rewards points upon annual fee payment if you sign up here.

If these aren’t enticing enough, all Card Members will take home the luxurious OTO Quantum Advanced Full Body Massage Chair (worth S$3,480) upon annual fee payment. With all these rewards at your fingertips, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy these privileges now.

Terms and Conditions apply. Please click here for the full Card Member Agreement and Benefits Terms and Conditions.

American Express is also a preferred payment partner on Tatler Unlisted, where cardholders get treated to even more benefits, such as early access to the hottest new restaurant openings, limited-edition wine bottlings, and curated luxury experiences.

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