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With reports of what properties will be providing as part of the new "continental breakfast" benefit for Platinum members beginning to surface, I thought it would be a good idea to consolidate posts on how hotels are handling this benefit. For me, the way in which hotels interpret this new benefit will influence where I stay in the future.

Salient details may include what the breakfast consists of, where it is served, whether it is applied to more than 2 people or more than 1 room. For those properties that previously provided a breakfast, note whether the breakfast offering has changed and/or whetmher the 500-point amenity is still provided in addition to the breakfast.

I'm interpreting the breakfast benefit and upgrade fees posted in this thread to be per person and per day, unless stated otherwise. If anything in this list is missing or incorrect after having been posted in the thread, please PM me so that I can fix it. Thanks!

List up to date as of post #360 + several others have made more recent updates.

North America
Canada
Alberta
Calgary - Westin Downtown: Full hot buffet breakfast in Essence restaurant. OR a $ amount credit for room service. [October 2014 - catgirl]
Calgary - Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport: Small continental breakfast buffet selection. Upgrade to full spread for $4. [Aug 2013 - airoli]
Edmonton - Four Points Gateway: $10 credit at the connected White Spot restaurant, redeemable for anything on the (excellent) menu. (08/13)
Edmonton - Westin (downtown): continental breakfast in the main floor dining room, can be upgraded to full for $6.

British Columbia
Kelowna - Four Points: A la carte options only. Plat benefit valid for $9.90 off any item. [Aug 2013 - airoli].
Vancouver - Westin Vancouver Bayshore: Continental breakfast. Buy up to full buffet for $10. However, some servers will give you the full breakfast. (11/2014)
Vancouver - Westin Wall Centre Airport: breakfast in lounge in addition to 500 pts. Not available until 06:30! (08/2014)
Vancouver - Sheraton Wall Centre: Continental breakfast in the Club Lounge AND 500 points. No choice. [airoli - 11/2013]
Victoria - Westin Bear Mountain: Continental breakfast valued at $11. Buy up to "Great Canadian breakfast" (their largest) for $6.
Whistler - Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler: Continental breakfast in Aubergine Grill, including coffee, juice, fruit, pastry, granola, and yogurt. Buy up to full buffet for $12 ($27 value).

Manitoba
Winnipeg - Four Points Winnipeg Airport: full continental including oatmeal, yogurt, toast, fruit, pastries and cereals. Buy-up to other menu items with a $7.50 credit for the voucher. (08/13)

Nova Scotia
Halifax - Westin Nova Scotian: Full hot buffet breakfast for 2 at the restaurant. [Aug 2014 - airoli]

Ontario
Kingston - Four Points: A la carte in the restaurant, order any one item (includes hot item), plus coffee/tea. No upgrade option. [Aug 2013 - airoli]
London - Four Points: full continental in Vic's, includes hard-boiled eggs, oatmeals, toast, yogurt, lots of fruit, and a variety of pastries. (08/13)
Ottawa - Sheraton Ottawa: No change to previous continental breakfast in lounge plus 500 points amenity. No upgrade option.
Ottawa - Westin Ottawa: Continental breakfast in Daly's restaurant. Upgrade to full buffet for $8.50. [validated October/2014 - pdx1M]
Ottawa - Four Points Gatineau: Decent continental buffet. Upgrade to full hot breakfast at $? (I forgot). [Aug 2013 - airoli]
Thorold - Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites: Voucher for continental breakfast ($11 credit) in restaurant, in addition to 250-point amenity. Buy up to full buffet for $4.
Toronto - Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport: Voucher provided for continental breakfast buffet ($10.99 value). $5.00 upcharge for full breakfast buffet. [airoli - Feb 2014]
Toronto - Sheraton Toronto Airport: Full buffet breakfast in the restaurant.
Toronto - Sheraton Gateway at T3: breakfast in the lounge including eggs and waffle machine.
Toronto - Sheraton Parkway Toronto North: No change from previous policy of continental breakfast via lounge access, which includes a hot egg dish, in addition to the 500-point amenity. No upgrade option.
Toronto - Sheraton Centre: No change from previous policy of continental breakfast via lounge access, which includes a hot egg dish, in addition to the 500-point amenity. No upgrade option. [March 2013 - airoli]
Toronto - Westin Bristol Place (near Pearson Airport): continental breakfast in their main floor cafe, can be upgraded to full buffet for an additional $5 (December 2014 - catgirl)
Toronto - Westin Harbour Castle: continental breakfast (baked item, fruit bowl, coffee) at Starbucks or 20% off full $25 buffet breakfast at Mizzie's (07/2013)
Toronto - Westin Prince: continental breakfast buffet in their main floor restaurant; pay an additional $7 to upgrade to the full breakfast buffet. [April 2014]

Quebec
Levis - Four Points: limited menu (with 4 choices) at the restaurant.
Montreal - W Montreal: Continental breakfast in Otto restaurant.
Montreal - Le Westin Montreal: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant AND 500 points (03/2014)
Montreal - Le Meridien Versailles: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant. No points. (01/2014)
Montreal - Le Centre Sheraton: Fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereal (and oatmeal), toast and pastries in Club Lounge but no other hot dishes, plus 500 points (05/2014)

Mexico
The Haciendas, Yucatán: Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche (Jan 2014): Stated benefit was "Continental Breakfast," but staff told us to order from the menu. No charges ended up on the bill.
Hacienda Santa Rosa, Campeche (Jan 2014): Stated benefit was "Continental Breakfast." Extras can be ordered, but check with staff about how pricing will be handled.
Hacienda San Jose, Tixkobob (Jan 2014): Stated benefit was "Continental Breakfast." Extras can be ordered, but check with staff about how pricing will be handled.
San Jose del Cabo - The Westin Los Cabos: Breakfast in the Royal Club Lounge including 3 hot items per day AND 500 points (02/2014)

U.S.A.
Alabama
Huntsville - Four Points Huntsville Airport: Breakfast buffet in the restaurant on weekdays, Full breakfast off the menu on weekends. (09/12)
Huntsville - The Westin Huntsville: Breakfast buffet in Sage Grille. Charged $4 extra for hot items, including omelet station. (10/14)

Alaska
Anchorage - Sheraton: Breakfast buffet in lounge or in Jade restaurant + 500 points for plat amenity.

Arizona
Phoenix - Aloft Phoenix-Airport: 20$ credit at Re:fuel
Phoenix - Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain: Buffet breakfast.
Scottsdale - Westin Kierland Villas: Breakfast, which includes a hot item and coffee and juice.
Scottsdale - Westin Kierland Resort & Spa: Breakfast via lounge access.
Scottsdale - W Scottsdale: In-room continental breakfast consisting of a pot of coffee; juice; and a muffin, danish, and croissant with butter & jams (maybe cereal and yogurt, too, depending on who you ask).
Scottsdale - The Phoenician: Continental breakfast from the menu or cold buffet or a $35 credit (for 2) towards the hot buffet (valued at $25/person). Hot buffet is very limited but it does have an omelette station. Jan 2014; somewhat dependent upon the server as some servers just gave full a la carte breakfast for free while others did the $35 credit for 2 people [Songer5]

California
Anaheim - Sheraton Anaheim: Only normal lounge access for breakfast. No breakfast amenity option in restaurant, no buy up, no credit.
Bakersfield - Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield: "All American" breakfast in the attached restaurant. Two eggs, potatoes, toast. The server allowed us to choose french toast or pancakes, instead.
Carlsbad - Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa: Platinums with guest (s) get a max of $30+tax (~32.40) credit toward anything for breakfast. READ (10/2014)
Cerritos - Sheraton Cerritos: full buffet breakfast (voucher at the frontdesk)
Costa Mesa - Westin South Coast Plaza: $12 credit per person (2 max) at Grab-and-go/Starbucks, choices such as oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches, cereal, juice, yogurt, pastries and starbucks drinks.
Culver City - Four Points by Sheraton Westside: Full buffet breakfast including made to order omelets in addition to 250 point amenity (10/2014).
Dana Point - St. Regis Monarch Beach: Continental breakfast from menu at Motif restaurant ($20 value). You can choose hot items and pay the price difference. Platinum guests also receive 15% off all food purchases.
Garden Grove - Sheraton Garden Grove: Only normal lounge access for breakfast. No breakfast amenity option in restaurant, no buy up, no credit. The lounge generally offers a nicer spread than most with hot dishes, however inexplicably only includes cheese/smoked salmon on Wed/Fri mornings
La Jolla - Sheraton - Lounge access with wide variety of fruit spreads and pastries. Good enough but not great.
Long Beach - Westin: At checkin was offered continental breakfast or 500 point amenity. However, upon arrival to buffet breakfast was told I can help myself to full breakfast buffet, including fruits, breads, hot meats, scrambled eggs and potatoes. Based on layout I'd say this is likely what you'll receive too if choosing breakfast over points. (10/2014)
Los Angeles - W Los Angeles Westwood: $12.50 credit in the restaurant (enough for juice and a muffin) or 2 drink vouchers.
Los Angeles - W Hollywood - Voucher valid for: Juice ($6) and Coffee ($3.50); Granola/Yogurt/Berries ($13) or Oatmeal ($8.50); One pastry ($4.25 - croissant, muffin etc.) Buy up to full breakfast: No continental/buffet options here - just ŕ la carte. Comments: The breakfast itself is very good and they are certainly generous with what they provide, however no substitutions or upgrades. I wasn't even permitted to substitute for a lower cost item. Although they did not charge Mrs. YVR for her cafe latte ($1 more than the coffee).
Los Angeles - Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport: Full breakfast. (Prior to the change, provided full breakfast + the 250-point amenity and a free drink.)
Los Angeles - Westin Los Angeles Airport: Lounge access, buffet style with hot and cold items, eggs, croisaint, fruit etc. January 2014
Los Angeles - Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites: Coupon for continental breakfast in the restaurant. Buy up to full buffet (including made-to-order omelets) for $7 (11/2014)
Los Angeles - SLS Beverly Hills: continental breakfast including meat, cheese, granola, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, flavored water
Napa - The Westin Verasa Napa: Continental breakfast in restaurant, including juice, cereal, breakfast pastries, plain yogurt, and hot beverage. No credit for any other item on the menu.
Newark - Aloft Silicon Valley: Continental breakfast, no credit for other items.
Palm Desert/Palm Springs - Westin Desert Willows: This is a SVO resort and offer of Platinum Amenity points had been inconsistent in the past. Now, they offer the Breakfast Amenity option which is available in the Market in the clubhouse. Confusing training of the staff there - but after some pressure they did offer coffee, juice, muffin/cereal and piece of fruit. It's all take-away and there is no option to buy-up even though they also prepare limited hot items such as breakfast burritos, egg dishes, etc.
Palm Springs - Parker - Served at Normas. No ability to credit towards other menu items. A Parker Continental is bowl of granola with berries & milk, mini chocolate croissant, large croissant, and choice of juice OR coffee. Additional FT comment: This is what I was told at check-in, as well. However, when I asked my server at Norma's, he said I could substitute a $20/person credit and order whatever we wanted, instead. With tax/tip breakfast is in the $25-30 range p.p. at Norma's but the credit was well worth it, in my opinion.
Pasadena - Westin Pasadena: Pre-plated continental breakfast in the restaurant, consisting of croissant, muffin, fruit, juice, and coffee, or a $16 credit toward anything on the breakfast menu.
Pleasanton - Sheraton: Hot breakfast served in Club Lounge 7 days a week. Same stuff every day, whole and cut fruit, oatmeal, eggs, potatoes, bacon, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice. Nothing special, but it was nice that Sat/Sun was no different from Mon-Fri. By myself so I don't know about an extra guest, but the lounge attendants certainly aren't checking and I've noticed families of 4-5 chowing down in the mornings. One family was annoyingly using the lounge as a personal playpen for their screaming toddler, but that's a story for another thread.
Petaluma - Sheraton Sonoma County: Breakfast via lounge access, including only fruit, breads, cereal, and oatmeal.
Rancho Mirage - Westin Mission Hills Resort. Continental buffet in restaurant or $18 toward menu items. $7 upcharge for full buffet. Outstanding selection. March 2014.
Sacramento - Four Points SMF: Continental buffet in restaurant or upcharge for full buffet. Aug 2014.
San Diego - Four Points Sheraton: Property previously offered one complimentary full breakfast buffet ($14 retail value) for each Plat or Gold SPG member. Property now offers two complimentary full breakfast buffet as the Plat welcome amenity. Breakfast buffet includes omlette station, bacon/sausage, scrambled eggs, French toast, cereal, yogurt, sliced fruits and assortment of juices.
San Diego - Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown: You get a plastic container of mixed fruit, a pastry, and a carton of orange juice at the 1st Avenue Grill. No option to upgrade. And when you ask for coffee, you're pointed to the free coffee bar that's set up in the lobby for all guests. No cereal or yogurt option which is disappointing as I'm on a pre-summer diet! Every other Four Points I've stayed at has offered a full buffet breakfast as their Platinum amenity. Buffet breakfast is offered as long as the restaurant in the lobby area is open.
San Diego - W San Diego: Pastry/bagel/English muffin, yogurt/fruit, and coffee/juice (choose one from each category).
San Diego - Mission Valley Sheraton: 500 points plus breakfast in the club lounge which was a nice buffet.
San Diego – Westin Gaslamp Quarter: Choice of 500 points OR continental breakfast for two...not both. No lounge. Really nice and pretty looking menu with Platinum breakfast options (10 in total - 6 food and 4 drink): Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit, Bagel, Muffin, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee, Tea, Milk. A choice of three items from this menu is offered per guest. Alternatively, the option to help yourself to the cold buffet (including cereal, toast, bagels, pastries, muffins, ham, cheese, fruit, yogurt) is offered. (10/2014)
San Diego - Westin - Continental Breakfast described as all the cold items + Oatmeal at the breakfast buffet in the full service restaurant. Ability to upgrade to the full buffet - hot items for $5/person. During holiday with no breakfast buffet, I was offered $25 credit per person at the restaurant.
San Diego - US Grant: One item per person from the Grant Grill Menu ($40 value approx). Another comment: While staying at the US Grant over the weekend my wife and I were each offered what paullevi described above: The Continental Breakfast or a $14 discount off any item (no free drink). Third comment: $14 per person is correct. $40 per person is only for Amex FHR rate
San Francisco - Palace Hotel: Continental portion of buffet (generous) in the Garden Court. Full buffet is an additional charge of $8
San Francisco - St. Regis: Continental breakfast (August 2014)
San Francisco - Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf: Full breakfast (previous report stated buyup to full for $12)
San Francisco - W San Francisco: $15 voucher per person.
San Francisco - Westin San Francisco Airport: Voucher for buffet in restaurant.
San Francisco - Westin San Francisco Market Street: Continental breakfast in La Ducca. Buy up to full breakfast for $5.
San Francisco - Four Points San Francisco Airport: Pick 3 items out of a list of continental breakfast items (toast, muffin, orange juice, banana etc.)
Santa Monica - Le Meridien Delfina - Continental Breakfast in the lobby bar. Self service from a cold buffet including coffee, tea, juice, muffins, pastries, cereal, fruit and yogurts.
Sunnyvale - Sheraton Sunnyvale: breakfast in the lounge on weekdays or coupons for restaurant buffet on weekends, in addition to 500 pt Plat amenity. (08/2014)

Colorado
Beaver Creek - Westin Riverfront - a breakfast sandwich at Lift (Aug 2013)
Denver - Westin Downtown - weekend breakfast buffet (Aug 2013)
Denver - aloft Denver Airport: "Continental" breakfast voucher for a range of items (hot breakfast sandwich, pastry, and any soft drink) from their pantry. (Oct 2014)
Steamboat Springs - Sheraton Steamboat Resort: Voucher for continental breakfast in Seven's restaurant, including fruit, yogurt, bread, bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, and tea. Upgrade two people to full buffet for $7/day.
Westminster - Westin - a voucher for 2 people to get $12 breakfast credit each at the hotel restaurant, Kachina (Aug 2013)

District of Columbia
Washington - The Fairfax at Embassy Row: Continental breakfast buffet in the restaurant. No option to buy up to full buffet.
Washington - W Washington: Full buffet breakfast in the Restaurant at Lobby. No made-to-order omelettes.
Washington - Westin City Center: Breakfast voucher for breakfast buffet in the restaurant. (04/13)
Washington - The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.: $20 credit towards breakfast which can be taken in room or at the restaurant.
Washington - The St Regis, Washington D.C.: Continental breakfast in restaurant valued at $19 per person. Includes a basket of 3 pastries and bread per person (served warm), a bowl of fruit salad, tea/coffee, orange juice. Option to pay the difference to upgrade to other choices from menu.

Florida
Bal Harbour - St. Regis Bal Harbour: Full buffet and drinks in Atlantico restaurant ($32 value).
Jacksonville - Aloft Jacksonville Airport: $10 voucher (enough for a juice and a sandwich or muffin).
Key West - Sheraton Suites Key West: Continental breakfast consisting of cereal, yogurt, pastry, and fruit. Buy up to full buffet for $7.
Miami - The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables: Full breakfast.
Miami - W South Beach: 'Cosmo' Breakfast menu, cereal, pastries, juice and coffee delivered by room service. No substitutions or credit for restaurant.
Miami - Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel: Continental breakfast in Lounge or Rickenbacker restaurant consisting of cereal, yogurt, pastry, juices and fruit. Buy up to full buffet with an omelet/waffle station for $7. (07/2014)
Orlando - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin: Continental buffet in Fresh or Garden Grove, consisting of the cold items from the buffet, plus oatmeal and grits. Buy up to full buffet for $8. Two-breakfast max enforced. (08/2013)
Orlando - Westin Universal Boulevard: Full breakfast buffet in the Fioerella's restaurant
Orlando - Either breakfast or Plat 500 bonus points, not both.
Fort Lauderdale - Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach: Full breakfast as Platinum amenity for 2 adults and 2 kids.
Fort Lauderdale - W Fort Lauderdale: Credit of USD 13.50 for the W Cafe (coffee is free).
Fort Lauderdale - Westin Ft Lauderdale Beach: $30 credit for menu at Shula's. As long as breakfast doesn't go over this amount, you can eat anything you like (not solely continental as the card states). 12/2104
Tampa - Le Méridien: Continental room service or in restaurant
Tampa - Sheraton Tampa: Breakfast in Lounge (+500 points)
Tampa - Westin Tampa Bay: Breakfast in Lounge

Georgia
Atlanta - Westin Buckhead - club lounge access with bagels, fruit, cereal
Savannah - Westin: Any cold items from the buffet

Hawaii
Honolulu - Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Full breakfast buffet (August 2014)
Honolulu - Sheraton Waikiki: fairly extensive breakfast buffet including hot items offered at Club Lounge, in addition to 500 points
Honolulu - Westin Moana Surfrider : fairly extensive breakfast buffet including hot items offered at Beach Club Lounge, in addition to 500 points (09/2014)
Honolulu - Royal Hawaiian: Continental breakfast served to you in Surf Lanai Restaurant includes coffee/tea, juice, cereal/granola, yogurt, pastry/muffin/bagel/toast. Upgrade to a full breakfast by choosing an entrée for an additional $15. (09/2014)
Kailua-Kona - Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort: Continental buffet with $8 upgrade to full buffet available plus a special Plat pastry.
Kauai - Sheraton Kauai Resort: $13 continental breakfast or any other equivalent item on the menu. (11/12)
Kauai - St. Regis Princeville: Continental breakfast only. Juice/Coffee, yogurt, boxed cereal and 3 small pastries. $19 upcharge for full breakfast buffet. (11/12)
Kauai - Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas: Served at Nanea restaurant. Continental only and buffet access is not allowed, the server brings it. Coffee/juice, cereal or oatmeal, pastry, and limited fruit, no refills. Upcharge to buffet is $6++. Buffet is pretty limited.
Maui - Westin Maui Resort & Spa: Continental breakfast (includes extensive fish and fruit). Full buffet offered for $15 upcharge; kids above 12 = full breakfast $30; kids buffet: $15
Maui - Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa: Full breakfast buffet (September 2014)

Illinois
Chicago - W Chicago City Center: Special breakfast menus for Plats in IPO restaurant, including coffee, juice, yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Order as many items as desired, and tip is included.
Chicago - W Chicago Lakeshore: Special breakfast menus for Plats in lobby restaurant, including coffee and juice, and choice of food items (no cooked foods). Or $10 off regular menu per person (up to 2).
Chicago – Sheraton Chicago Hotels & Towers: continental breakfast served at the Club Lounge, in addition to 500 points.
Chicago (Rosemont) - Sheraton O'Hare: Club Lounge breakfast (hot parts), in addition to 500 points.
Chicago - Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile: $10 gift card for e.leaven which is a breakfast/lunch/bagel shop around the corner. Great food and the $10 is sufficient for most breakfast and lunch items.
Chicago - Tremont: The free breakfast (platinum benefit) is super bad. Some stale bread, juice and coffee.
Chicago - Aloft City Center: $20 credit at Beatrix.
Elk Grove Village - Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove: Breakfast in lounge in addition to the 500-point amenity or a new 'candy package' amenity choice.
Itasca - Westin Chicago Northwest: Coupon for hot buffet in Shula's restaurant, including bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, oatmeals, bagels (felt frozen), cereal, oatmeal, pineapple & melon, toast, etc. Small children eat free with adults. Coupon can also be used for $30 of room service breakfast items. Agent may also give the 500-point amenity in addition.
Oakbrook - Le Meridien Chicago Oakbrook Center: Lounge breakfast has one hot item, rest cold. Lounge plus Plat points.

Indiana
Indianapolis - Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre: Upgrade to full buffet in restaurant in lieu of the 500-point amenity. Otherwise, breakfast in club lounge, consisting of fresh fruit (cut & whole), cereal, yogurt, instant oatmeal (3 choices IIRC), pastries/bagels/toast, and a hot dish of eggs.
Indianapolis - Westin : buffet breakfast in the club lounge on the main floor with a 2-3 hot items that seem to change from day to day (eg. breakfast wrap, hot oatmeal, potatoes, spinach and egg whites, etc). Cold selections include fruit, cereal, yogurt, toast, bagels.

Louisiana
New Orleans - Four Points: Continental breakfast in the restaurant consisting of 3 pastries and croissant, OJ and coffee in lieu of 250 point amenity.
New Orleans - Westin New Orleans Canal Place: Full buffet, including eggs, bacon, omelet bar, cereal, fruit, etc. ($20 value) (Alternatively reported as continental only)
New Orleans - Sheraton: Small breakfast selection in the lounge + 500 pts. No alternative offered. [NOV/14 - airoli]
New Orleans - W New Orleans French Quarter: restaurant continental breakfast consisting of croissant, muffin, fruit, juice, and coffee. No option to upgrade. [As of Dec 2013 we were offered a plate of mini pastries, juice, and coffee, or an $18 per person credit off menu items - mbluecpa]
New Orleans - W Poydras - was told at check in the Plats get the $9 pastries basket, but that you could pay the difference and get whatever you wanted, including room service. However, at check out, I saw the full amount on my bill (including the ridiculous delivery charges). I said I was told that it would be off the bill and she removed it. (Apr 2014)

Maine
Portland - Westin Portland Harborview: Full breakfast in C2 restaurant, order from menu. (June 2014)

Massachusetts
Boston - Sheraton Boston: Continental breakfast in the club lounge. Bagels, lots of fresh fruits, pastries and muffins. (05/13)
Boston - W Boston: $20 voucher to restaurant, which buys the "market breakfast", which is a full breakfast.
Boston - The Liberty Hotel: Continental breakfast in the Clink restaurant, including oatmeal/cereal, croissant/muffin/pastry, coffee, and orange juice. ($16 value); As of 10/2014 they have also added the yogurt parfait, two eggs, and egg sandwich (scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon or ham on english muffin) as additional options w/ the coffee and juice.
Boston - Westin Boston Waterfront: Continental breakfast buffet in Sauciety Restaurant. Includes Juice, Coffee, Fruit, Cereal, Pastries, etc.
Boston - Westin Copley Place: Offered continental breakfast in restaurant (both people), and upgrade to hot items with waffle bar for $7/person. I don't know if that is a weekend only feature. Also got 500-pt amenity. (1/13)
Boston – Four Points by Sheraton Boston Airport: complimentary breakfast buffet offered for all guests +250 points
Cambridge – Sheraton Commander: continental breakfast, with some hot items (boiled eggs) and espresso machine served at Club Lounge, in addition to 500 points

Michigan
Detroit - Westin Detroit Airport: Breakfast in Club Lounge + 500 pt amenity. On weekends when lounge is not open, offered $20/person to spend in restaurant. (08/2014)
Detroit - Westin Book Cadillac: Breakfast in Club Lounge + 500 pt amenity. On weekends when lounge is not open, in addition to points you receive a voucher for a cold continental breakfast in the Boulevard restaurant. You can order warm dishes off the menu for a small up-charge. (10/2014)

Minnesota
Duluth - Sheraton Duluth: No change to continental breakfast through club lounge access, in addition to 500-point amenity.
Edina - Westin Edina Galleria: No change to continental breakfast through club lounge access, in addition to 500-point amenity.
Minneapolis - Westin Minneapolis: Coupon for limited buffet in Bank restaurant (all the main things are there, bread, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice....just that there is not a lot of choices of each). Also scrambled eggs and sausage/bacon.
Minneapolis - Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis: $18 voucher, which can get you a coffee and a hot item, if you so choose.

Nevada
Las Vegas - The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa: Full breakfast an addition to the 500-point amenity (07/2013)

New Hampshire
Manchester - Four Points by Sheraton Manchester Airport: Was told per policy only the Continental Breakfast plate but they allowed me to order anything I wanted. They don't really have anything too pricey.
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel: Breakfast in the club lounge AND 500 points (03/2014)

New Jersey
Edison - Hotel Raritan Center - Breakfast in lounge
Hoboken - W Hoboken: Breakfast in hotel restaurant, Zylo with $20 credit per person or one main dish plus drink
Jersey City - Westin Jersey City Newport: Voucher for "grab and go" on table outside of the restaurant with coffee, juice, and pastry. No place to sit. Or $9 per person credit in restaurant. No buffet or complete breakfast offering, instead everything is a la carte, so it can be pricey. There may be a buffet on weekends.
Morristown - Westin Governor Morris: Continental buffet, including oatmeal.
Parsippany - Sheraton Parsippany - Breakfast in lounge (very limited selection), no option to exchange the 500 points for nicer breakfast
Princeton - Westin - small closet turned into a "club lounge snack bar" with cereals and soft drinks (Aug 2013) + keep 500 points (no option to exchange for nicer breakfast)
Weehawken - Sheraton Lincoln Harbor: Unless you insist, the hotel will try and force you into using the SPG Club breakfast (which is a small, crowded, and a limited selection). If you insist on the restaurant at check-in they will give you certificates for a Continental Breakfast at the restaurant. Over the weekend they have a hot buffet with an omelette station, which is "decent". During the week you will get coffee, orange juice, and an order off the continental menu (not including the Bagel & Lox). You cannot apply this as a credit for a hot entree. There are no protein options included.

New York
Brooklyn - aloft Brooklyn: You are allowed to choose 2 items per AM, including muffins, bagels, fruits and granola bars. You may also choose one drink (juice, water or tea/coffee).
Brooklyn - Sheraton Brooklyn: basic breakfast buffet offered at Club Lounge +500 points. Ends at 9:30am.
New York City - aloft Harlem: selection of breakfast items at Re:Fuel excluding hot breakfast sandwiches
New York City - The Chatwal: continental breakfast, including coffee or tea, juice, yogurt parfait, cereal, and a pastry basket, in the Lambs Club with no option to substitute or upgrade.
New York City - St. Regis NY: Continental breakfast through in-room dining or at the King Cole Salon; Continental breakfast consists of a pastry basket (4-5 offerings), cereal (either cold, oatmeal or cream of wheat), fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee or tea. Upgrade to other breakfast items not available.
New York City - Le Parker Méridien New York: Coupons for coffee and a croissant or pain au chocolat in the Nave lounge.
New York City - Sheraton New York (7th Ave @ 53rd St). Breakfast in the Club Lounge - only cold offerings, mainly carbs and low end fruit.
New York City - Westin Times Square (43rd St @ 8th Ave). Breakfast voucher for Shula's which indicates a continental breakfast, however the staff at Shula's would allow you to take anything from the menu. January 2014.
New York City - Four Points Chelsea - $13 per person to use in the restaurant downstairs. Mains are about $12, drinks are extra. [Aug 2014]
New York City - Four Points Times Square - full breakfast buffet in their main floor restaurant, or on request, order from the a la carte menu instead. [June 2014]
New York City - W New York Downtown - selection of 1 small breakfast item off separate menu at BLT, or +$5 for a more substantial item. [MAR/2014 - airoli]
New York City - W New York Lexington Avenue: Coffee/tea, juices, breads, creals, $20 credit from the breakfast bar area in the Living Room
New York City - W Times Square: Coffee/tea, juice, and choice of muffin basket or cereal. No substitutions or upgrades (other report from 11/2012: Continental voucher with buyup option).
New York City - W New York Union Square: Continental breakfast via in-room dining only. Not possible to eat in their new restaurant 201 Bar & Restaurant.
New York City - Westin New York Grand Central: in lieu of the 500 pt amenity, you can get a card that reads "hot beverage, cold beverage and pastry item, bowl of cold cereal or musli" or you can get $16.25 off anything on the restaurant menu.
New York City - Sheraton Tribeca: basic breakfast buffet (includes scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage and hash browns) offered at Club Lounge +500 points. Club Lounge on 21st floor has spectacular rooftop patio and breakfast can be enjoyed outside! (08/2014)
Syracuse - Sheraton Syracuse: Continental breakfast in the restaurant. Apparently better to choose the 500 points instead and have breakfast in the lounge, which has the same spread as the restaurant, plus one or two hot items.

North Carolina
Charlotte - Westin Charlotte: "coffee, juice, cereal, that sort of thing, nothing hot".
Raleigh - Sheraton Raleigh Hotel: Full buffet in the club lounge. Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Waffle Maker, Fruits, Pastries, Breads, Juice.

Ohio
Cincinnati - Westin Cincinnati: Voucher for breakfast at the counter, including egg dishes and bacon. Unknown dollar/item limit. No restaurant in hotel.

Oregon
Portland - The Nines: Continental breakfast in Club lounge including oatmeal and devilled eggs, in addition to 500 pt Plat amenity. (07/2014)

Pennsylvania
King of Prussia - Sheraton King of Prussia: Breakfast buffet (slightly more selection than club lounge including Omelette and waffle)
Philadelphia - Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown: No change from previous policy of continental breakfast via lounge access--including fruit, breads, bagels, pastries, juice, yogurts, cereals, granola bars, one hot item(rotates), coffee, and tea--in addition to the 500-point amenity. On weekends, full breakfast in the restaurant.
Philadelphia - Westin Philadelphia: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant including hot and cold items.
Pittsburgh - Westin Convention Center: new report as of 12/2013: $16 per person, up to 2 people per room, toward any restaurant breakfast items; hotel covers gratuity on the $16 so actual value is more like $19 (older report: Coffee, juice, cereal, 1 bakery item, and yogurt. Voucher given at check-in.)

Rhode Island
Providence - Sheraton PVD - lounge breakfast, including yogurt, fruit, breads and scrambled eggs. Still get to keep your 500 pts. (8/26/14)

South Carolina
Myrtle Beach - Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel: Hotel upped their club lounge offerings in response to the new benefit: juices, coffees, teas, fruits, cereals, croissants, bagels, blueberry muffins, eggs and bacon (once), oatmeal and grits, biscuits and gravy (once), and pastries.
Hilton Head - Westin: Full hot buffet in restaurant

Tennessee
Memphis - Westin - a true continental (cold) breakfast or $7.50/pp credit at Bleu (Jul 2014)

Texas
Austin - W Austin: $32 credit to Trace Restaurant (typical American breakfast was $18) (Aug 2014)
Austin - Westin at the Domain - choice of weekend buffet (which retailed for $20/person) or a la carte for up to $20/person for 2 people or enjoyed breakfast via room service (Jan 2014)
Austin - Sheraton Capitol - Breakfast in the lounge or credit to use in the restaurant
Dallas - Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria: Full breakfast in the lobby restaurant. Breakfast options include juice, coffee (although I've been charged and then had charges subsequently waived for espresso), yoghurt with fresh strawberries, omelette on demand, and a buffet with pre-made scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit, and on weekends biscuits and gravy. There are also additional prepared breakfast options on the menu, but with the above, I saw no reason to not do the buffet line.
Dallas - Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh: Full breakfast.
Dallas - W Dallas Victory: $24 breakfast voucher at Craft restaurant.
Houston - Westin Houston Downtown: Continental breakfast in restaurant adjoining lobby. Continental breakfast consists of juice, coffee/tea, oatmeal, cut fresh fruit and pastries. One may upgrade to the full breakfast buffet for a $4 uncharge. In addition to the Continental buffet, the hot buffet adds eggs (including cooked-to-order omelets), bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy.
Houston - Westin Galleria: Continental breakfast in the adjoining Daily Grill (croissant, fruit, juice, coffee/tea) or $14 toward menu items, which would cover most alternate choices. Can also use at White Oak, below.
Houston - Westin Oaks: Continental breakfast in White Oak restaurant (pastry, hot or cold cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee/tea) or $21 toward menu items. Based on that, full American plus pancakes would be a $4 upcharge.
Houston - Sheraton Houston Brookhollow: Continental breakfast in the lounge (steelcut oatmeal, fruits, toast, bagels, cereal, pastries, coffee, and juices), in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Houston - St. Regis Houston: $21 (plus tax and tip) credit per person to Remington. The continental breakfast was $21 and the american breakfast was $24.
Houston - Sheraton N Houston GW Bush Airport: continental breakfast in lounge (but scrambled eggs are available) in addition to 500pts.
San Antonio - Westin Riverwalk - $14 per person ($28 per voucher) to spend in Zocca restaurant in addition to the 500-point amenity. Three options 1. Cold buffet option with drink no extra charge 2. Update to full buffet $5 extra per person extra -- this applies your $14 voucher to it. 3. Order from menu with $14 per person voucher.

Utah
Park City - St. Regis Deer Valley: Choice between 1) anything from the oatmeal bar in the lobby, including oatmeal, juices, pastries, etc., and 2) the Astor breakfast in the J&G Grill restaurant, which consists of either granola with yogurt or a pastry basket with a fruit plate. It also includes juice, tea, and coffee. OR $40 off the total bill when ordering a la carte from the menu ($20 pp) in the J&G restaurant.
Salt Lake City - Sheraton - was given club lounge access where they had eggs, bagels, muffins, bacon, cereals and juices.

Vermont
Burlington - Sheraton Burlington: Continental breakfast in newly renovated lounge only, +500 Starpoints. No choice given to get full breakfast in restaurant. [Aug 2013 - airoli]
Manchester - The Equinox resort: Continental buffet for 2 (includes coffee, orange juice, pastries, cereals, fruits, yogourt, toasts, bagel, smoked salmon). Upgrade for full buffet for 10$+tx pp. You can also redeem toward $35 value for menu items for two person.

Virginia
Arlington - Le Méridien Arlington: Continental breakfast consisting of cereal, juice, and other cold items. No upgrade options.
Arlington - Westin Arlington (Ballston): Continental breakfast available in the lounge in addition to point amenity.
Herndon - Westin Dulles Airport: Full breakfast from either the buffet or menu
Herndon - Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport: No change to previous policy of full breakfast buffet in lounge or restaurant, in addition to 500-point amenity. Restaurant selection consists of fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage, pastries, toast, coffee,and juice.
Richmond - Westin Richmond: No change from previous policy of breakfast in club lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity.

Washington
Bellevue - Sheraton Bellevue: Continental breakfast in the lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity. No upgrade option.
Seattle - Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center: Continental breakfast or $10 credit toward menu items.
Seattle - W Seattle: Continental breakfast or $19 per person credit for any items on the menu. (Menu available online at http://www.traceseattle.com/eat)
Seattle - The Westin Seattle: Continental breakfast is basically only cereal, oatmeal, a bit of fruit, and some bread/pastries. No cold cuts, cheese, etc. Toppings for oatmeal pretty non-existent. Upgrade to full buffet is $14. Full buffet includes some scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, sausage. Very poor quality/quantity, especially for the price.

Wisconsin
Madison - Sheraton Madison: Breakfast via lounge access, in addition to the 500-point amenity.


Central America, South America, and Caribbean
Argentina
Buenos Aires – Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center: continental breakfast at Club Lounge +500 points
Buenos Aires– Sheraton Libertador: continental breakfast at Club Lounge +500 points

Aruba
Westin - Continental breakfast in the Coffee shop consisting of hot beverage, juice, fresh fruits and 3 danish. Upgrade to full buffet for $10.

Bahamas
Sheraton Bahamas - Full Breakfast (pls 500 points)

Brazil
Rio de Janeiro – Sheraton Rio: Club Lounge breakfast +500 points
Sao Paulo – Sheraton: Club Lounge breakfast +500 points
Vitoria – Sheraton: complimentary full breakfast for all guests +500 points

Cayman Islands
Westin Grand Cayman - full buffet with omelette station

Chile
Santiago - W Santiago: Full buffet in the restaurant, including cooked-to-order omelets in lieu of points (11/2014)
Santiago – Four Points by Sheraton: full breakfast buffet in lieu of points

Colombia
Bogota - Sheration: Continues to provide full breakfast buffet for all guests in addition to the 500-point amenity.

Costa Rica
San Jose - Sheraton: Full breakfast buffet in their main floor restaurant OR smaller spread in their 2nd floor lounge. Quite frankly, no reason to pick the lounge over the restaurant, and it was rare to see anyone in the lounge for breakfast. [May 2014]

Panama
Panama City - Aloft: American buffet breakfast in lieu of 250 pt Plat amenity. Breakfast included scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast and the usual assortment of pastries, fruit, yogurt and cereals. Value $14. (10/2014)

Peru
Lima - Westin Lima: Breakfast in the lounge plus 500 points (10/2014)
Lima – Sheraton Lima: breakfast buffet at Club Lounge or full buffet at main restaurant (better option), in addition to 500 points
Lima – Four Points by Sheraton: complimentary full buffet for all guests +250 points
Paracas – Hotel Paracas: full buffet, including made to order options, in lieu of 500 points
Cusco – Palacio del Inka: full buffet, including made to order options, in lieu of 500 points. Breakfast is served 04:30-10:00. (10/2014)
Urubamba - Tambo del Inka: Full buffet including made-to-order options, in lieu of 500 pts. Breakfast is served 05:30-10:00. ($22 value) (10/2014)

Puerto Rico
San Juan - Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino: No lounge. Choice of continental breakfast in the Palio restaurant in lieu of the 500 point amenity. Buy up to full breakfast for $6. (3/2014)
Rio Grande - St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort: Continental breakfast ($16 credit) in the Fern restaurant. Choose hot items for the price difference.
Vieques - W Vieques: Continental buffet. Reported that the waiters try to bait & switch into the hot food without telling you of extra cost.

Asia Pacific
Australia
Geelong - Four Points Geelong: Buffet OR 250 point Platinum amenity (2/2014).
Gold Coast - Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa Gold Coast: Full buffet OR 500 point Platinum amenity, $42AUD value (3/2014).
Melbourne - Westin Melbourne: Full buffet OR 500 point Platinum amenity. Includes and omelette station, a good selection of fresh cut fruits, a few breads and pastries, cereals, and bacon/sausage. $40AUD value. (1/2014)
Melbourne - Sheraton Melbourne: Full buffet breakfast or 500 pt Plat amenity. (4/2014)
Noosa Heads - Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa: Full buffet OR 500 point Platinum amenity (2/2014).
Perth - Four Points by Sheraton Perth: Full breakfast buffet in lieu of 250 point Platinum amenity. Normally costs $25AUD. Includes made to order omeletes, fresh cut fruit, cereals, a few pastries and toast. (1/2014)
Sydney - Four Points by Sheraton Sydney: Full buffet ($35 value).
Sydney - Sheraton on the Park: Continental buffet in the club lounge only AND 500 point amenity. Upgrade for $15 AUD to full buffet in Feast restaurant. (3/2014)
Sydney - Westin: Continental buffet in the club lounge and 500 point amenity. (09/2014)

Cambodia
Siem Reap - le meridien angkor hotel - buffet breakfst at lobby resto + 500

China
Beijing - Aloft Beijing, Haidian: Full buffet in the lounge +250 bonus pts.
Beijing - The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing: Lounge Buffet, +500 points
Beijing - Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel: Full Buffet in the restaurant OR Lounge, +500 points
Beijing - The St. Regis Beijing: Full Buffet in the restaurant for 2; +500 points OR comp 3rd restaurant buffet
Beijing - W Beijing: Full buffet breakfast
Chengdu - St. Regis: Full buffet in Decanter or Social + 500 points [Oct 2014]
Dongguan - Sheraton Dongguan: Full buffet in the restaurant and lounge, +500 points
Guangzhou - Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel: Full Buffet in the restaurant OR Lounge +500 bonus pts.
Guangzhou - Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu Resort: Breakfast + 500 points.
Guangzhou - The Westin Guangzhou: Full Buffet in the restaurant OR Lounge
Guangzhou - Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu - Full Buffet in the restaurant.
Hangzhou - The Azure Qiantang: No Club Lounge. Full breakfast buffet at restaurant in lieu of points.
Nanjing - Westin Hotel - Full breakfast in lounge or restaurant, in addition to the 500 point amenity [Nov 2014]
Sanya - The Royal Begonia: Buffet breakfast
Shanghai - Le Royal Méridien Shanghai: Full breakfast in the lounge or the restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Shenyang - Sheraton Shenyang South City Hotel: Full Buffet in the restaurant (no lounge yet), +500 points
Shenzhen - The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan: Full Buffet in the restaurant OR Lounge, +500 points
Xian - Sheraton Xian Hotel: Breakfast at Club Lounge + 500 points (5/2014)
Zhengzhou - Aloft Zhengzhou Zhengdong New District: Full Buffet in the restaurant, +250 points

French Polynesia
Bora Bora - St Regis: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Le Méridien Cyberport: Full breakfast in restaurant in addition to 500 points (07-08/2013)
Hong Kong - Sheraton Hong Kong: Full breakfast buffet in the restaurant, including made to order omelettes, dim sum, breads, smoothies, fresh fruit, salad, and meat/cheese in addition to the 500-point amenity (11/2013)
Hong Kong - W Hong Kong: Full breakfast buffet including made to order omelettes and local hot dishes in Kitchen restaurant.

India
Chandigarh - Aloft Chandigarh: Full breakfast in addition to the 250 point amenity.
Mumbai - ITC Grand Central: No change from previous policy of full breakfast, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Mumbai - ITC Maratha: No change from previous policy of full breakfast in lounge, restaurant or room, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
New Delhi - Westin Gurgaon: Full buffet (plus cook-to-order) in the lounge or the lobby restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
New Delhi - Sheraton New Delhi: No change from previous policy of full breakfast, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
New Delhi - Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi: Full breakfast in addition to the 250 point amenity.
Jaipur - Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur: Choice between points or full breakfast.

Indonesia
Bali - The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali: Full breakfast in restaurant (value 185,000 IDR) or 500 points (1/2014)
Bali - Laguna Beach Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant (value 250,000 IDR) or 500 points (1/2014)
Bali - Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort: Buffet breakfast or 500 points
Bali - W Seminyak - Full buffet breakfast or 500 points
Bali - St Regis Bali - Almost all room rates include breakfast. If it is not included, you may use your 500 points
Jakarta - Keraton at the Plaza: complimentary breakfast in the Bengawan restaurant/lounge as well as 500 points (09/2014)
Jakarta - Le Méridien: Breakfast in executive lounge or restaurant, in addition to 500 points (8/2013)
Surabaya - Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers: Breakfast at club lounge only + 500 points OR Continental breakfast at restaurant in lieu of points.

Japan
Hiroshima – Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel: Club Lounge breakfast + 500 points
Kyoto - The Westin Miyako Kyoto: Breakfast in lounge or full breakfast in restaurant in addition to 500 points (07-08/2013)
Osaka - Sheraton Miyako: Full buffet in restaurant (club lounge closed at breakfast time) plus 500 points (Oct. 2014)
Osaka - St. Regis Osaka: Breakfast is only at the Italian restaurant, La Veduta, in the lobby (beside the St. Regis Bar) including 500 points. (07/2014)
Tokyo - The Westin Tokyo: No change to previous policy of full buffet in the Terraces restaurant or continental breakfast in the executive lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity. (still true 11/2014)

Macau
Macau - The Westin Resort, Macau: Full breakfast in restaurant in addition to 500 points (07-08/2013)
Macau - Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central: Breakfast in lounge (hot/cold offerings) in addition to 500 points. After prodding, was told that I could have breakfast in the restaurant at a 20% discount (11/2013)

Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu - Le Meridien Kinabalu: breakfast in lounge, good selection plus made to order eggs.
Kuala Lumpur - Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: Full breakfast + Platinum 250 pt benefit
Kuala Lumpur - Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur: Breakfast in lounge or full breakfast in restaurant in addition to 500 points (8/2013)
Kuala Lumpur - Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel: Breakfast in lounge (8/2013)
Kuala Lumpur - The Westin Kuala Lumpur: Breakfast in lounge only + 500 points (8/2014)
Langkawi - Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort: Full breakfast at the restaurant in lieu of the points (8/2014)
Langkawi - The Andaman: Full breakfast at the restaurant in lieu of the points (8/2014)
Langkawi - The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa: Buffet Breakfast + 500 points (2013)
Penang - Four Points by Sheraton Penang: Breakfast and points (07/2014)

Maldives
Male - Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa: Full buffet in Feast restaurant.

Singapore
St. Regis: Full international buffet breakfast in Brasserie Les Saveurs, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
W Sentosa Cove: Full breakfast in the restaurant, in lieu of 500 points
Westin: Free breakfast in either club lounge or restaurant + 500 points. [NOV/14 - airoli]

South Korea
Incheon - Sheraton Incheon Hotel: Breakfast in the lounge in addition to the 500 point amenity.
Seoul - Aloft Seoul Gangnam: Full buffet breakfast at Nook or 125 points.
Seoul - Sheraton D Cube City: Breakfast in the lounge or full breakfast in Feast restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity (7/2103)
Seoul - Westin Chosun, Seoul: No change from previous policy of full breakfast in the lounge or full breakfast in Aria restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.

Taiwan
Taipei - Sheraton Taipei: No change to previous policy of full breakfast in the restaurant (value 700 NT) or the lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity. (1/14)
Taipei - W Taipei: Full breakfast in restaurant (07-08/2013)
Taipei - Westin Taipei: Breakfast in lounge in addition to 500 points (07-08/2013)

Thailand
Bangkok - aloft Bangkok - Sukhumvit 11: Full breakfast or 250 point amenity.
Bangkok - Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15: Downgrade from full buffet in the restaurant to full buffet OR 250 point amenity (11/2013).
Bangkok - Le Méridien Bangkok: Full breakfast in the restaurant including sparkling wine in addition to the 500 point amenity (11/2013)
Bangkok - Royal Orchid Sheraton: Breakfast in the Club lounge only + 500 points (10/2014)
Bangkok - Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel: Full breakfast in the Rain Tree Café restaurant or in the executive lounge in addition to your 500 point amenity (01/2014)
Bangkok - Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit: No change to their current practice of providing a full breakfast in the Orchid Cafe, including made to order omelettes, dim sum, indian food, fresh fruit, breads, cheeses, pancakes/waffles, fish of the day, sushi, soba noodles, rice, cheese, salad and breads or at La Sala in addition to the 500 points (11/2013)(still current 3/2014)
Bangkok - St. Regis Bangkok: Full buffet breakfast including made to order items OR 500 point amenity (12/2013)
Bangkok - W Bangkok: Full buffet breakfast OR 500 point amenity (10/2013)
Bangkok - Westin Grande Sukhumvit: Changed back to full breakfast in the main restaurant or continental breakfast in the executive lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity. (12/2013)(still current 3/2014)
Cha-Am - Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa: No change from previous policy of full buffet in The Deck restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Chiang Mai - Le Méridien Chiang Mai: Full breakfast in the lounge OR restaurant AND points (01/2014)
Chiang Rai - Le Meridien Chiang Rai: Full breakfast AND points
Khao Lak - Le Méridien Khao Lak: As of July 2013 full buffet in the main restaurant in lieu of the 500-point amenity. Previously in May 2013 breakfast was served in the buffet restaurant or the Baan Thai restaurant breakfast reserved for Villa guests in addition to 500-point amenity.
Krabi - Sheraton: Breakfast in the club lounge or full buffet breakfast in the restaurant in addition to 500 point amenity. Includes omelet station, a variety of hot foods, bacon/sausage, salads, fresh fruit, juices, coffee/tea (12/2013)
Koh Samui - Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa : Full buffet AND 500 point (09/2014)
Koh Samui - Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui : Full buffet(including a la carte menu,french oyster and prosecco station) AND 500 point (09/2014)
Pattaya - Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Full buffet breakfast at Elements restaurant in addition to the 500 point amenity. Includes made to order omelette station, fresh fruits, rice, sushi, cooked dishes, bacon, pancakes, made to order asian soup station, cheeses/meats, breads, and salad. (11/2013)
Phuket - Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort : full buffet in Latest Recipe or Pakarang restaurants AND 500 points (09/2014)
Phuket - Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa: Full buffet in Seasonal Tastes restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity. (01/2014)
Phuket - The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa : Full buffet in Tonsai (including Sparkling Wine & Bloody Marry station) AND 500 point (07/2014)

Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City - Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers: Continues their previous policy of breakfast in the club lounge or Saigon Cafe, in addition to the 500 points. [validated OCT 2013 - airoli]
Hanoi - Sheraton Hanoi Hotel: Full buffet in the restaurant OR lounge

Europe
Austria
Dornbirn - Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn: Full breakfast.
Salzburg - Hotel Goldener Hirsch: Full buffet, including made-to-order eggs.
Salzburg - Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa: Full breakfast in restaurant. Room service for 8 EUR. (07-08/2013)
Vienna - Hotel Bristol, Vienna: Full breakfast in the restaurant or room service breakfast.
Vienna - Hotel Imperial, Vienna: Full buffet at the breakfast including cooked to order items and Laurent-Pérrier champagne or Imperial sekt. (August 2014)
Vienna - Le Méridien Vienna: Continental breakfast in the café or full buffet breakfast in the restaurant including cooked to order items. (August 2014)

Belgium
Brussels - Four Points by Sheraton Brussels: Full breakfast in the restaurant
Brussels - Sheraton Brussels: No change from previous policy of continental breakfast in the club lounge or full breakfast in the restaurant, in addition to the 500-point welcome amenity.
Brussels - Le Meridien Brussels: Full buffet breakfast

Croatia
Split - Le Méridien Lav: Full breakfast.

Czech
Prag - Sheraton Charles Square. Breakfast in Executive Lounge. Offering is somewhat limited, as is the size of the lounge. 1-2 warm items plus limited cold offerings

Finland
Helsinki - Hotel Kämp: Full breakfast.

France
Paris - Le Méridien Etoile: Full buffet (29 EUR value).
Paris - W Paris Opera: Voucher for continental breakfast, to include juice, coffee, pastries, cereal, and yogurt.
Paris - Westin Paris: Continental breakfast in the main restaurant, consisting of pastries, fruits, etc. (29 EUR value), another report says: Full breakfast with freshly made crepes in the main restaurant, custom omelets, hot chocolates etc

Germany
Berlin - The Westin Grand, Berlin: Voucher for continental breakfast (coffee, muffins, juice according to FD). Buy up to full breakfast (including good quality sekt) for 14 EUR.
Dresden - The Westin Bellevue: Full breakfast in the restaurant, with a plentiful German buffet plus American-style warm dishes including made-to-order egg dishes
Dusseldorf - Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel: Full breakfast in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Essen - Sheraton Essen: Breakfast in Lounge plus 500 Points
Hamburg - Le Royal Méridien Hamburg: Full breakfast in the restaurant (No breakfast allowed in 06/2014)
Frankfurt - Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel: Full buffet (24 EUR value).
Frankfurt - Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt: Full buffet in The Park restaurant.
Frankfurt - Sheraton Airport: Breakfast in Lounge plus 500 Points. Lounge includes made to order egg dishes, bacon, sausage. smoked salmon. Pretty close to a restaurant buffet.
Frankfurt - The Westin Grand Frankfurt: Breakfast in Lounge plus 500 Points. Lounge includes warm dishes like eggs, hash browns, bacon and sausages, and possibly items from the restaurant on request. OR Full breakfast in the restaurant.
Munich - Le Méridien Munich: Full buffet and made to order items (05/2014) No breakfast allowed (06/2014, 08/2014)
Munich - Sheraton Airport: Full buffet (07/2014)
Munich - Sheraton Arabellapark: Full breakfast in the restaurant (11/2014)
Munich - Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel: Full breakfast in restaurant on ground floor. Given a voucher to show everyday - good for two people. Also have access to the lounge where they serve a more limited breakfast (have not checked out yet). No made to order foods, but the buffet had a good selection of fruits, breads, hot foods, meats, and cheeses.
Nuremberg - Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg: Full buffet including sparkling wine and made to order items
Stuttgart - Le Méridien Stuttgart: Full buffet in the restaurant (07-08/2013)
Weimar - Hotel Elephant: Full buffet including sparkling wine and made to order items (still true 4-10-2014)

Georgia
Batumi - Sheraton Batumi Hotel: Continental breakfast amenity or 500 point amenity. (09/2013)
Tbilisi - Sheraton Metechi Palace: Full breakfast in restaurant, in addition to 500 point amenity (08/2013)

Greece
Athens - King George: Full breakfast buffet in Tudor Hall restaurant or 500 point amenity (11/2013)
Athens - Grand Bretagne: Full Buffet breakfast (also offered to order off menu but did not) in rooftop restaurant with view of the acropolis or 500 point amenity (12/2013)
Crete - Blue Palace: Full breakfast at the buffet including champagne or 4.5 EUR for continental breakfast (1 juice, 1 coffee/tea and basket of carbs) served via room service.
Costa Navarino - The Romanos: Full breakfast buffet in Pero restaurant, hot and cold espresso coffee drinks included, only extra charge is for soda.
Costa Navarino - Westin: Full hot breakfast buffet including omelette station in separate Omega restaurant for suite guests and SPG elites (July 2014)
Rhodes - Sheraton Rhodes Resort: Full breakfast (08/2013)

Hungary
Budapest - Le Méridien Budapest: Points *OR* Continental breakfast from the room service menu or full breakfast in the restaurant. (as of 12/2014)

Ireland
Dublin - Westin Dublin: Continental breakfast, including coffee/tea/juice/smoothies, breads/pastries, yogurt, fruit, and a a cold bin with assorted meats and cheeses. (Not sure if eggs and hot meats are included.) 5EUR upgrade to full buffet (09/2013)

Italy
Florence - Westin Excelsior, Florence: Full buffet, including made-to-order eggs, pancakes and waffles, as well as sausages, potatoes, cold meats, cheeses, fruits, pastries and breads. Reported that it was extended to a child (third person) in the same room.
Florence - St. Regis Florence: Anything from the menu in the restaurant OR room service breakfast OR breakfast at the Westin across the plaza. (You can choose a different option each day.)
Malpensa - Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre: Full buffet including made to order items
Milan - Westin Palace Milan: Voucher for full buffet (40 EUR value) but not including made to order items. (Oct 2013)
Milan - Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center: Full breakfast buffet. (09/2013)
Milan - Sheraton Diana Majestic: Full breakfast buffet OR 500 point amenity, an apparent downgrade from prior policy of full breakfast for Plats. Breakfast buffet valued at 38 euros! (09/2014)
Rome - Westin Excelsior, Rome: Full breakfast buffet OR 500 point amenity in the Doney restaurant, including cook-to-order omelets, scrambled or "tea" hard boiled eggs, fried potatoes, sautéed tomatoes, cheeses, cold cuts and lox, some fresh fruit & some canned fruit, yoghurt, half a dozen breads, 2 fresh juices, cereals, and 4-5 pastries, plus all coffees (including cappuccinos) and the specialty waters incuding Pellegrino (July 2014)
Rome - St. Regis Rome: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant (includes sparkling wine and made to order items). (July 2014)
Rome - Sheraton Golf Parco de' Medici Hotel & Resort. Full breakfast (includes sparkling wine but no made to order items) in restaurant.
Venice - Westin Europa and Regina: Full breakfast in restaurant including sparkling wine and made to order items.
Venice - Hotel Danieli: Full buffet breakfast at La Terraza (amazing breakfast and view) [as of Jan 2013 - airoli] [still true as of Oct 2013, including made-to-order egg dishes]

Malta
St. Julian's - Le Meridien: 500 point amenity and breakfast in executive lounge or Scirocco restaurant with full buffet [as of August 2013]

Netherlands
Amsterdam - Hotel Pulitzer: No change to previous policy of full restaurant breakfast, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
The Hague - Hotel Des Indes: Voucher for full breakfast in the restaurant, including champagne.

Poland
Krakow - Sheraton Krakow: Full buffet breakfast in the restaurant or breakfast in the lounge, in addition to the 500 point amenity (a/o July 2013)
Sopot - Sheraton Sopot: Breakfast in the lounge, includes omelets, in addition to the 500 point amenity. Can upgrade to full breakfast buffet in the restaurant for 30PLN ($9.50USD) (a/o July 2013)
Warsaw - Westin Warsaw: Breakfast in the club lounge or full breakfast in the restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Warsaw - Sheraton Warsaw: Breakfast in the club lounge or full breakfast in the restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Warsaw - Hotel Bristol: Continental breakfast, including juice; coffee; and a basket of rolls, muffins and danish; plus fruit from the buffet. (Downgrade from the previous policy of full buffet plus 500-point amenity.) (a/o July 2013)

Portugal
Évora - Convento do Espinheiro: Full breakfast buffet in restaurant (Feb 2014)
Lisbon - Sheraton: Full buffet breakfast in the restaurant or breakfast in the lounge, in addition to the 500 point amenity (Feb 2014)

Russia
St. Petersburg - W. St. Petersburg: continental breakfast buffet at the miX Restaurant.

Slovakia
Brastislava - Sheraton Bratislava: full breakfast in the restaurant including cooked to order items such as very high quality eggs florentine, benedict, pancakes and waffles. Possibly breakfast+points in the lounge (August 2014)

Spain
Barcelona - Le Méridien Barcelona: Full breakfast in restaurant. (July 2014)
Barcelona - W Hotel: Full breakfast buffet in Wave, conflicting reports whether you can get it in Bravo as well. (July 2014)
Madrid - Westin Palace, Madrid: Full buffet in restaurant (49 EUR value), including sparkling wine and Asian foods.
Seville - Hotel Alfonso XIII: Full breakfast in restaurant including cooked to order items.
Mallorca - Castillo Hotel Son Vida: Full buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant (includes sparkling wine and made to order items)
Mallorca - Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel - full buffet breakfast including sparkling wine and cooked to order eggs/omelette (06/2014)
Mallorca - St. Regis Mardavall: Full buffet breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant or ful breakfast via room service for an additional 7 euro delivery charge (includes sparkling wine, signature bloody mary, and made to order items)

Switzerland
Verbier - W Verbier: A la carte menu plus buffet breakfast in the restaurant in addition to 500 points.
Zurich - Four Points by Sheraton Sihlcity: Full buffet in the restaurant, worth 30 CHF.
Zurich - Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel: Full buffet breakfast in the restaurant or 500 points.
Zurich - Sheraton Zurich (West): Hot breakfast spread in Club Lounge AND 500 points. No choice. [airoli - 04/2014]

Turkey
Istanbul - W Istanbul - Continental breakfast or 500 point amenity. You can upgrade to full buffet breakfast as a Platinum for 25 Lira (normally 60 Lira). (09/2013).
Istanbul - Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler - Full breakfast and 500 point amenity. (4/2014)

United Kingdom
London - Aloft London ExCel: Full English Buffet Breakfast in FEDE Restaurant.
London - Sheraton Park Tower: Full buffet in the restaurant (27 GBP value), with a selection of hot and cold options, plus a selection of items that can be ordered in addition from the menu. (Hotel's previous policy was to provide a small to-go breakfast, in addition to the 500-point amenity. The new benefit appears to be an improvement.)
London - Park Lane Hotel: Full English breakfast (25 GBP value).
London - Sheraton Heathrow: Full buffet in the restaurant or continental buffet in the lounge, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
London – Sheraton Heathrow Skyline: breakfast at Club Lounge + 500 points

Africa
Cameroon
Douala - Le Méridien Douala: No Club Lounge. Breakfast buffet. Fruits, limited vegetables (mostly swimming in butter),omlette station, a bunch of meats, cereal. Pastries and breads. Yogurt. Retail price US$35.

Egypt
Cairo – Le Méridien Pyramids: full breakfast buffet at restaurant (lounge is currently shut) +500 points (4/2014)
Cairo – Le Méridien Heliopolis: Breakfast in the lounge (previous report: full breakfast buffet at restaurant) +500 points (4/2014)
Luxor – breakfast at club lounge, attendant will also get additional items from main restaurant at your request +500 Points
Red Sea - Sheraton Soma Bay:Full breakfast buffet in the main restaurant or 500 *points.(07/2014)

Gabon
Libreville - Le Méridien Re-Ndama: No Club Lounge. Breakfast buffet overlooking pool and ocean. Fruits, raw vegetables (carrot, beet, cucumber), pickled vegetable, hot potatoes and beans. Crepe and omlette tables. Much meat, pastries, bread, cheese. Retail price US$35.

Morocco
Casablanca - Le Royal Mansour Meridien: Full breakfast to all plats - no need to choose it as an amenity. Lounge exists but (not 100% sure) does not serve breakfast.
Casablanca - Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers: Full breakfast to all plats - no need to choose it as an amenity. Lounge exists but does not serve breakfast.
Marrakech - Le Meridien N'Fis: Full breakfast if you choose the amenity. No lounge.

Seychelles
Le Méridien Barbarons : Continental breakfast from the Buffet in the restaurant
All cold items, not hot items

South Africa
Pretoria - Sheraton Pretoria - full breakfast at the restaurant or at the lounge. PLUS 500 points.
Cape Town - Westin Cape Town - full breakfast at the restaurant or at the lounge. PLUS 500 points.


Middle East
Bahrain
Sheraton Bahrain: breakfast in the lounge or full buffet breakfast in the restaurant in addition to 500 points. (03/2014)

Israel
Eilat - Le Méridien Eilat: Full breakfast. Or keep the 500 points and have continental breakfast in the lounge.

Qatar
Doha - St. Regis Doha: Full Buffet (worth $82 for 2) per night in exchange for the 500 points.

U.A.E.
Abu Dhabi- Westin Golf&Spa Resort: Full breakfast in the main Restaurant, sometimes with 500 Points, sometimes without
Abu Dhabi - Aloft Abu Dhabi: Full breakfast in addition to 250 points.
Abu Dhabi - Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi: Full breakfast in the main restaurant AND the 500 point amenity.
Abu Dhabi - Sheraton Abu Dhabi: No change from previous policy of full buffet breakfast, in addition to 500-point amenity.
Abu Dhabi - St. Regis Abu Dhabi: Full buffet at Rhodes 44 restaurant in lieu of points (roughly $40USD++ pp value).
Abu Dhabi - St. Regis Saadiyat Island: Full buffet.
Abu Dhabi - Sheraton Khalidiya: Breakfast in the lounge or full buffet in the restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
Dubai - Grosvenor House: Full breakfast in the Level 5 Lounge on the 5th floor of Tower 2 (Lunch, tea, and pre-dinner snacks are also provided) or in the main restaurant in addition to the 500 point amenity.
Dubai - Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai: Full buffet breakfast in addition to 250 point amenity.
Dubai - Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road: Breakfast in the Lounge AND 250points or continental breakfast in the restaurant [10/2013]
Dubai – Le Meridien Dubai: extensive breakfast buffet at Club Lounge + 500 points
Dubai - Sheraton Dubai Creek: breakfast in the lounge or full breakfast in the restaurant plus welcome points

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Old Mar 13, 12, 1:44 pm   #181
 
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I even pulled up the T&C's on my tablet from the SPG site and showed the GSA. He stated that 'It's been that way for years', where I replied insistently that the program changed effective March 1st, 2012, 'More power to you". I requested to see the duty manager immediately rather than waiting until the morning. And low and behold, who comes out, the GSA who checked me in, but comes bearing the additional vouchers. When I inquired what changed to allow them to believe me and follow the T&C's, she indicated that she made a special arrangement for me this time and typically would not offer them. Huh? Rather than belabour the issue, I accepted the vouchers, thanked her, and walked away shaking my head.
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Old Mar 13, 12, 4:49 pm   #182
 
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Gave choice of 500 SPG points and buffet style breakfast with the usual suspects. Scrambled eggs, French toast, muffins etc...

Set up in the lounge. Not a whole lot of seating. Just sat at the bar... my usual place.

Also served Starbucks coffee.

This is wrong, I did indeed get the 500 SPG, despite the front desk telling me different.

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Old Mar 13, 12, 5:32 pm   #183
 
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Le Meridien Etoille

The platinum amenity included the choice of the full buffet breakfast. There was a price of 29 euro per person, so this is a very good addition to the platinum benefits at this hotel.
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Old Mar 14, 12, 5:59 am   #184
 
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Gave choice of 500 SPG points or buffet style breakfast with the usual suspects. Scrambled eggs, French toast, muffins etc...

Set up in the lounge. Not a whole lot of seating. Just sat at the bar... my usual place.

Also served Starbucks coffee.
That's a downgrade at this property! I stayed for one night last year and was given both buffet style breakfast and 500 points
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Old Mar 14, 12, 11:15 am   #186
 
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Is it per person?
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Is it just me, or do others feel there is no advantage to the breakfast option for SPG Amex card holders, since the 500 Amenity Points are equivalent to $500 in spending - no breakfast is worth that much!

Good to see some hotels are providing both, but if I have to choose, I'll take the 500 points and stop by McDonalds, Panera Bread or something similar and pocket the difference in value.
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5 night stay in Europe. 23 euro each for bfast. Still not worth it?
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Upon check-in, I was given full American breakfast vouchers for each of my five days. When I inquired about a second guest, I was told the amenity only applied to the Plat member. I stated that I was pretty sure that the amenity included coverage for a second person staying in the same room. The supervisor stated that the amenity T&C did not apply to resorts...
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Is it just me, or do others feel there is no advantage to the breakfast option for SPG Amex card holders, since the 500 Amenity Points are equivalent to $500 in spending - no breakfast is worth that much!

Good to see some hotels are providing both, but if I have to choose, I'll take the 500 points and stop by McDonalds, Panera Bread or something similar and pocket the difference in value.
Depends on what you can use those points for. If you value points at $.025 each (about what I try to get), then 500 points are worth $12.50. If b'fast is worth more than $12.50 (and remember, it's for you and a traveling mate, if any), it's easily a better deal to take free b'fasts (and it's every day of your stay, so on a 4 day stay with 2 people, that's $100!) than it is to take the points. And an Egg McMuffin.
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Is it just me, or do others feel there is no advantage to the breakfast option for SPG Amex card holders, since the 500 Amenity Points are equivalent to $500 in spending - no breakfast is worth that much!

Good to see some hotels are providing both, but if I have to choose, I'll take the 500 points and stop by McDonalds, Panera Bread or something similar and pocket the difference in value.
Read this at first as 500 points is worth $500 and was about to ask where? Because I would be there in a heart beat.

But, I agree with Out of my Element with $.25 per point. And then I also take into account the incremental value of a point versus spending my money. I have lots of points, and I don't have lots of money. I can spend money easier than I can points. Although I value spending points at $.25, if someone offered me cash or points, it would probably change my valuation.

Also, it is breakfast every day plus for two people. So if its a two night stay, the value definitely increases.

But, when I am travelling for work 95% of the time, I am still taking the points. I very much appreciate the options.
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Asked for the breakfast at check-in. Agent seemed surprised at first, but then produced a spg coupon for breakfast.
I read this and my first thought was, what, is he the first plat to ask for breakfast?

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footnote; midway through meal, I was personally greeted by the GM who mentioned I was the first recipient of the plat brekkie.
and then i see that, yes, you were the first plat to ask for breakfast.

this started me thinking, as there are so many plats in any given hotel on any given night, it was highly unlikely that you were the only plat that had checked into the hotel since march 1. so do the majority of plats not know about this new benefit?
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Took the Breakfast option... just incredible. This hotel has an amazing buffet breakfast!
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Old Mar 14, 12, 9:39 pm   #194
 
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Gave choice of 500 SPG points and buffet style breakfast with the usual suspects. Scrambled eggs, French toast, muffins etc...

This is wrong, I did indeed get the 500 SPG, despite the front desk telling me different.
You may want to check your account... when I took the breakfast option two days later 500 points appeared in my SPG account... three days later they dissapeared.
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On check in , you have the choice 500 *points or local gift(Westin Basecap)
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