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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 whether 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
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)
Kelowna - Four Points: A la carte options only. Plat benefit valid for $9.90 off any item. [Aug 2013 - airoli].
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)
Montreal - W Montreal: Continental breakfast in Otto restaurant.
Montreal - Le Westin Montreal: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant AND 500 points (03/2014)
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.
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 Harbour Castle: continental breakfast (baked item, fruit bowl, coffee) at Starbucks or 20% off full $25 buffet breakfast at Mizzie's (07/2013)
Vancouver - Westin Vancouver Bayshore: Continental breakfast. Buy up to full buffet for $10.
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).
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)

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)

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

Arizona
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

California
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 in addition to 250 point amenity (3/2014).
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.
La Jolla, Sheraton - Lounge access with wide variety of fruit spreads and pastries. Good enough but not great.
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 $7.50.
Los Angeles - SLS Beverly Hills: continental breakfast including meat, cheese, granola, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, flavored water
Napa - Westin Verasa, Napa: Continental breakfast in restaurant, including juice, cereal, breakfast pastries, and hot beverage. No credit for any other item on the menu.
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, CA 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.
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 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.
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 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. But guess what, you can only pick three items total out of the above list!! So if you want coffee and juice, then you can only have one food item! Or if you want cereal with milk, then you have just one other item left to pick! And the server was very rigid about it. Pretty poor IMHO. Especially, when the Starwood provided grey breakfast card, which the hotel hands out, specifically lists :At a minimum, continental breakfast includes juice, coffee, pastries, cereal and yogurt!
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).
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 that comes with granola, yogurt, a plate full of breakfast pastries, coffee and juice. No options to upgrade.
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.)

Colorado
Denver - aloft Denver Airport: Voucher for a range of items (fruit, baked good, yogurt, coffee) from their pantry. No upgrade option. [March 2013 - airoli]
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.

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: Continental breakfast in restaurant, including coffee, juice, croissants, yogurt, and cereal. No upgrades or substitutions.
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.

Florida
Bal Harbour - St. Regis Bal Harbour: Full buffet and drinks in Atlantico restaurant ($32 value).
Hollywood - Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa: Breakfast provided via lounge access, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
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: Full breakfast at Rickenbacker which has a very good buffet with several hot and cold items, including an omelette station.
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 - Full breakfast buffet in the Fioerella's restaurant
Fort Lauderdale - Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach: Full breakfast as Platinum amenity for 2 adults and 2 kids.
W Fort Lauderdale: Credit of USD 13.50 for the W Cafe (coffee is free).
Sheraton Tampa: Breakfast in Lounge (+500 points)

Hawaii
Kailua-Kona - Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort: Full buffet.
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: 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: Continental breakfast (includes extensive fish and fruit). Full buffet offered for $15 upcharge; kids above 12 = full breakfast $30; kids buffet: $15
Maui - Sheraton: must use 500 pt Plat amenity. Continental breakfast = cold offerings (including smoked salmon) from buffet and oatmeal. Full buffet additional $8. Feb 2014
Honolulu - Westin Moana Surfrider : Continental breakfast served to you, which consists of a plate with 3 sugary pastries and sliced fruit and berries, yoghurt, coffee and juice. Upgrade to be able to serve yourself the full buffet: $20
Honolulu - Sheraton Waikiki: fairly extensive breakfast buffet including hot items offered at Club Lounge, in addition to 500 points

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: continental breakfast served at the Club Lounge, 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.
Elk Grove Village - Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove: No change from previous policy of hot buffet in the restaurant, 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.

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 - Westin New Orleans Canal Place: Full buffet, including eggs, bacon, omelet bar, cereal, fruit, etc. ($20 value) (Alternatively reported as continental only)
New Orleans - W New Orleans: 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 - Four Points: Continental breakfast in the restaurant consisting of 3 pastries and croissant, OJ and coffee in lieu of 250 point amenity.

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)
Boston - Westin Boston Waterfront: Continental breakfast buffet in Sauciety Restaurant. Includes Juice, Coffee, Fruit, Cereal, Pastries, etc.
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

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
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.
Hoboken - W Hoboken: Breakfast in hotel restaurant, Zylo with $20 credit per person or one main dish plus drink

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
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 - The New York Helmsley: Continental breakfast. Not available on Sundays so hot items are substituted. Restaurant has names of free-breakfast guests.
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 no longer at the Atrium Lounge, now a 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 - 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 - 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 offered at Club Lounge +500 points
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.

Pennsylvania
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.)

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.

Texas
Austin - W Austin: Your choice of items from the cafe (where one of the bars is at night); includes cold items like granola parfait and one or two hot items like a breakfast taco. No particular limit on how much you take.
Dallas - Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh: Full breakfast.
Dallas - W Dallas Victory: $24 breakfast voucher at Craft restaurant.
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.

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.

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]

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.

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


Central and South America

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

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

Chile
Santiago - W Santiago: Full buffet in the restaurant, including cooked-to-order omelets.
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.

Mexico
The Haciendas, Yucatán, Mexico:
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)

Peru
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
Cuzco – Palacio del Inka: full buffet, including made to order options, in lieu of 500 points
Urubamba - Tambo del Inka: Full buffet including made-to-order options. ($22 value)

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 ($14 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.

Bahamas
Sheraton Bahamas - Full Breakfast (pls 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$

Cayman Islands
Westin Grand Cayman - full buffet with omelette station

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)

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
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 - The Westin Guangzhou: Full Buffet in the restaurant OR Lounge
Guangzhou - Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu - Full Buffet in the restaurant.
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
Zhengzhou - Aloft Zhengzhou Zhengdong New District: Full Buffet in the restaurant, +250 points

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: Continental breakfast consisting of pastries, juice, and tea/coffee. Buy up to full buffet for HKD 100. No breakfast was offered prior to the change. (Previously reported as full buffet.)
New data point: Full buffet in lieu of 500 points (11/2013).
More details here in post #1215.
New Data Point Jan-15-2014: Voucher says "continental breakfast" but we helped ourselves to full buffet and were brought a receipt that said SPG Breakfast @ price 0.00

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
Jakarta - Keraton at the Plaza: Breakfast OR 500 points - I just checked in Sept 2 2013 and this was made very clear. I had opted for the points, and when I asked about breakfast in the lounge, I was told 500 points or breakfast - not both.
Jakarta - Le Méridien: Breakfast in executive lounge or restaurant, in addition to 500 points (8/2013)

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 - St. Regis Osaka: Full buffet in either the Italian or French restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity.
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.


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 or full breakfast in restaurant in addition to 500 points (07-08/2013)
Langkawi - The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa: Buffet Breakfast + 500 points (2013)

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 (07-08/2013)
Westin: Free breakfast + 500 points.

South Korea
Incheon - Sheraton Incheon Hotel: Breakfast in the lounge in addition to the 500 point amenity.
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: Downgrade from full buffet in the restaurant to breakfast in the club lounge in addition to the 500-point amenity.
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)
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 or Portofino (PLT only guests in this restaurant) restaurants AND 500 points (01/2014)
Phuket - Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa: Full buffet in Seasonal Tastes restaurant, in addition to the 500-point amenity. (01/2014)

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.
Vienna - Le Méridien Vienna: Continental breakfast in the café

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.
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
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 - Westin Grand: 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.
Munich - Le Méridien Munich: Full buffet and made to order items
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)
Costa Navarino - The Romanos: Full breakfast buffet in Pero restaurant, hot and cold espresso coffee drinks included, only extra charge is for soda.
Rhodes - Sheraton Rhodes Resort: Full breakfast (08/2013)

Hungary
Budapest - Le Méridien Budapest: Continental breakfast from the room service menu or full breakfast in the restaurant.

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.)
Florence - Sheraton Firenze Hotel & Conference Center: Full buffet (more like a continental breakfast) you have to pay for egg dishes extra
Genova - Sheraton Genova Hotel & Conference Center: Full buffet (a little bit poor and more like a continental breakfast)
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. (09/2013)
Rimini - Le Meridien: Full breakfast in restaurant.
Rome - Westin Excelsior, Rome: Full breakfast buffet OR 500 point amenity in the Doney restaurant, including scrambled or "tea" hard boiled eggs, fried potatoes, sautéed tomatoes, cheeses & cold cuts, some fresh fruit & some canned fruit, half a dozen breads, 2 fresh juices, cereals, and 4-5 pastries, plus all coffees (including cappuccinos) and the specialty waters incuding Pellegrino (10/2013)
Rome - St. Regis Rome: Full buffet breakfast in restaurant (includes sparkling wine and made to order items).
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.

Spain
Barcelona - Le Méridien Barcelona: Full breakfast in restaurant.
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 - 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)
Mallorca - Castillo Hotel Son Vida: Full buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant (includes sparkling wine and made to order items)

Switzerland
Zurich - Sheraton Neues Schloss: Full buffet breakfast in the restaurant worth 38 CHF in addition to 500 SPG points
Zurich - Four Points by Sheraton Sihlcity: Full buffet in the restaurant, worth 30 CHF.

Turkey
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).
Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler - Full breakfast and 500 point amenity. (4/2014)

United Kingdom
London - Aloft London Excel: Choice of three items from the self-serve cafe.
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

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

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
Sheraton Pretoria - full breakfast at the restaurant or at the lounge. PLUS 500 points.
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 - 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


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Old Mar 13, 12, 12:44 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, 3:49 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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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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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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$20 Voucher - Market Restaurant
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$20 Voucher - Market Restaurant
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...
Now that's the Sheraton Safari that I know and despise! You can change the name...

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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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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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Old Mar 14, 12, 9:32 pm   #195
 
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Full breakfast buffet for Plat. in the Seasonal Tastes Restaurant.
On check in , you have the choice 500 *points or local gift(Westin Basecap)
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