SPG Amex Business at a Hyatt abroad, worth it?

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  1. tulane09

    tulane09 Silver Member

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    Sorry I posted this in the Hyatt thread but it got buried and I need an answer. I just want to make sure I'm not missing something. I have SPG Amex Business and am planning on using it for my Hyatt stay in Aruba starting tomorrow. My thought is the 5% Open rebate makes up for the 2.7% foreign transaction fee, and I still get the SPG points. Am I correct thinking I still come out 2.3% ahead on the final bill?

    My other option is Ink Plus, no fee and 2x at hotels. But I would prefer the SPG points and net 2.3% discount.
     
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  2. Singapore Flyer

    Singapore Flyer Silver Member

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    It may be moot as I believe this discount only applies to US properties.


    OPEN SAVINGS® BENEFIT FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN

    Use your Card’s built-in OPEN Savings benefit to automatically receive a 5% discount credited to your American Express statement OR 2 additional Membership Rewards® points for each eligible dollar spent at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the U.S
    I would go with the Ink card on this one or a Hyatt card if you have one.
     
  3. tulane09

    tulane09 Silver Member

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    And this is why I ask the question. Thanks.
     
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