Resort Report: Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago

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In an effort to reignite travel spending from its cardmembers, American Express released a slew of new benefits to their Platinum credit card in 2021 — one of which was a $200 yearly credit for prepaid hotels through the Amex Travel portal.

Finding ourselves in Chicago for a weekend gave us the opportunity to put this credit, and a new property, to the test at the Four Seasons. Here’s how it went.

Plans, They Are A Changin’

As the summer of 2021 was wrapping up, more and more countries began opening their borders to international travelers. Having been hopeful of this, I booked us on an extravagant multi-month round-the-world trip for minimal out-of-pocket cost using award miles and points, only to have the trip crumble and slip through my fingers as COVID-19 flareups and the eventual Omicron variant came into play.

We still managed to get out of the country for the winter, but we ended up in an entirely different hemisphere.