Just want to put a feeler out there to see how many have had issues using these cheques while out of country. I am 2 for 2 on having problems using these rewards. As a Platinum Member I utilized the special deal on $1000 worth of these cheques. While in Greece they refused to accept these. Had to call the Platinum line and navigate my way through various levels to find someone that would speak with the hotel. Hours later they finally accepted these as payment. It was very stressful not knowing if the $1000 was coming out of my pocket or not. A couple of days ago I had the same problem in Monterrey, MX at a Courtyard. They never did accept them and I did not have time to waste over a couple hundred dollars. I will use them in the US but never again overseas. Too much trouble. Anyone else out there experience this?
m_elle, I used my Cheques at the Los Suenos about two years ago with no problem. I booked the nights with points but used the chqeues for all my additional charges including a couple trips ( sailing and fishing) through the hotel. I ended up with about $1200 in charges, used my $1000 in cheques and the reamining on my CC. No problem.
You may want to email the GM just to confirm prior to arrival.