Old Jan 15, 17, 11:52 am
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Horace
 
Join Date: May 2002
Programs: AAdvantage Platinum, United Silver, Marriott Titanium Elite
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Thank you for posting this.

It's interesting to me that the property shows "Our Hotel" (not "Our Resort") at its official listing at Marriott.com, and that it has an executive level with a lounge.

This suggests that Gold and Platinum members will get the lounge/breakfast benefit at this property.

Then again, the Mauna Kea, Autograph Collection on the Big Island originally showed as a Hotel, not as a Resort at Marriott.com too. It seemed like mistake -- and it was. It now shows as a Resort.

Considering that the ‘Okina, Autograph Collection really is hotel-like, not resort-like, let's hope it remains classified as a Hotel.

The ‘Okina, Autograph Collection is the former Aqua Waikiki Wave after a renovation. They've been working on it for a long time, so it should be a thorough renovation, not just a reflagging. The location is in the heart of Waikiki.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is much closer to Waikiki Beach than the ‘Okina, Autograph Collection. But it could be argued that the ‘Okina is better located for dining and shopping.

And the Waikiki Beach Marriott is a Resort, with no lounge/breakfast benefit.
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