American Express Travel join forces with Naomi Watts for an exclusive launch

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — MAY 30: American Express Travel teams up with Naomi Watts to celebrate its new Fine Hotels & Resorts 5X Membership Rewards® benefit for American Express Platinum Card® Members at Beekman Hotel on May 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Express)

On a rainy night in very downtown Manhattan at the Beekman Hotel, American Express Travel and actress and world traveler Naomi Watts, gathered to celebrate the newest Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits for Platinum Card® Members.

The exclusive 5 Day weekend experience ended with Grammy-nominated artist Julia Michaels. As guest left knowing how to make the most of their time off by trading in the traditional three-day weekend for a five-day respite.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — MAY 30: Julia Michaels joins American Express Travel to celebrate its enhanced Fine Hotels & Resorts 5X Membership Rewards® benefit for American Express Platinum Card® Members with intimate performance at Beekman Hotel on May 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)

According to a new American Express Travel survey, 81% of consumers feel a three-day weekend doesn’t provide enough time to travel. In addition, more than 2 out of 3 Millennials (68%) and about 3 out of 4 Generation X-ers (74%) surveyed plan to use all of their vacation days this year.

Watts also shared her expert travel tips, from how to beat jetlag to packing for a five-day weekend using just a carry-on, which may be found here.

“As an actress, traveling is naturally part of the job. Whether being on location or escaping for some much-needed rest and relaxation, a stress-free journey is important to me, so I have a couple go-to rules to ensure things run smoothly,” said Naomi Watts. “First, I make sure to take advantage of travel perks, like American Express’ Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits, which take care of the little things that make a big difference when I travel. From guaranteed 4 p.m. late checkout to complimentary breakfast and more, I have the energy to focus on what’s important. Additionally, I try to use just a carry-on, which makes getting through airports a breeze. Over the years, I’ve also found that the best way to avoid jet lag is to get as much sleep as possible on the flight, hit the ground running once I land, and stay hydrated.”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — MAY 30: American Express Travel teams up with Naomi Watts to celebrate its new Fine Hotels & Resorts 5X Membership Rewards® benefit for American Express Platinum Card® Members at Beekman Hotel on May 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Express)

Lastly, with the ability for Platinum Card Members to now earn 5X Membership Rewards Points or use Pay with Jenna! Points on prepaid Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings through Amextravel.com, there’s no better reason to take a longer weekend vacation.

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