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Amex cardholders now get free access to co-working spaces and member clubs -- here's how

June 11, 2021
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Welcome to the world of members-only clubs and co-working spaces.

While many of these businesses took a major hit during the pandemic, they are now reopening – and you can experience some of them free of charge as an Amex cardholder.

Amex is introducing a partnership with ONDA, a membership-based platform that provides access to over 100 private member clubs, co-working spaces and health clubs around the world.

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How it works

New ONDA customers with any Amex U.S. consumer card can enroll in a complimentary 60-day trial ONDA membership (valued at $192), which will automatically renew unless canceled. You must enroll through this link.

ONDA allows members to use each facility in their network up to three times per year. Any additional visits require a surcharge. The same applies to those with a 60-day trial membership. The nice thing about this trial is that you can bring up to three guests with you on each visit.

The digital nomad lifestyle is increasingly enticing. In a recent Amex survey, 54% of respondents said that the freedom and flexibility of living and working while traveling the globe are more appealing now than before the pandemic.

I live near several New York City co-working spaces, so I'm looking forward to giving the ONDA membership a test drive, especially after largely working out of my studio apartment for over a year.

Related: 345 flights, 218 award nights, 132 cities: How this TPG staffer has spent 3 years as a global digital nomad

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(Photo of The Yard South Williamsburg courtesy of ONDA)

Where you can find ONDA venues

Here's a look at some of the co-working spaces, members clubs and health clubs that are in the ONDA network. For a full list of the 100+ ONDA venues globally, click here.

New York City

  • Blender Workspace (Co-working)
  • Camp David (Co-working)
  • The New Work Project (Co-working)
  • The Yard, Gowanus (Co-working)
  • The Yard, South Williamsburg (Co-working)
  • The Yard, Williamsburg (Co-working)

Los Angeles

  • City Club LA (Members club)
  • Griffin Club (Health club)
  • Ignited Spaces, Downtown LA (Co-working)
  • Ignited Spaces, Hollywood (Co-working)
  • Rita House (Co-working)
  • Village Workspaces, West LA (Co-working)

Related: Big changes for Soho House as it expands, changes its name, and prepares to go public

London

  • 12 Hay Hill (Co-working)
  • Arboretum (Members club)
  • Cloud 12 (Health club)
  • Eight Club Bank (Members club)
  • Eight Club Moorgate (Members club)
  • Fora, Borough (Co-working)
  • Fora, Clerkenwell (Co-working)
  • Fora, Fitzrovia (Co-working)
  • Home Grown (Members club)
  • ONDA (Members club)
  • The Collective (Co-working)
  • Oru (Co-working)
  • The Yard, Philadelphia (Co-working)

Bottom line

In a world where remote work will continue to be prevalent, this Amex partnership will allow cardholders to try out a unique service while at home or on the road.

Prior to the pandemic, those with The Business Platinum Card® from American Express had access to a one-year WeWork membership. That benefit has since ended but now, all consumer Amex cardholders can see if select co-working and member clubs are right for them before fully committing.

Featured image by Griffin Club LA (Photo courtesy of ONDA)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
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10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023