Old May 24, 17, 11:59 pm
Join Date: May 2002
Programs: AAdvantage Platinum, United Silver, Marriott Titanium Elite
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
Should I go to another island?
Hawaii has a number of resorts under the Marriott and Autograph Collection brands, but -- with the exception of The Laylow -- they are all resort properties, and so are exempt from the Gold/Platinum lounge/breakfast benefit.

The Laylow is an Autograph Collection hotel property, which means the Gold/Platinum lounge/breakfast benefit officially applies -- but this thread describes that the management of The Laylow has chosen to provide a coffee machine and a box of pastries or doughnuts, instead of anything resembling a true full-service Marriott Elite breakfast benefit. This makes me wonder how The Laylow deals with other Elite benefits.

Hawaii also has Courtyard and Marriott Vacation Club properties, but these brands do not offer a breakfast benefit for any guests (except those who book rates that includes breakfast).

Of course, there's a lot more to any vacation than breakfast. The emphasis on "free" breakfast in this thread is only because The Laylow seems to have a competitive advantage for attracting Gold/Platinum Marriott guests.

Marriott, Autograph Collection, and Courtyard properties should try to provide upgrades (such as better views) to Gold/Platinum guests.

Marriott Vacation Club properties do not provide upgrades because of how timeshare inventory works.

In other words, Gold and Platinum guests have many choices on Hawaii. There's no single "best choice," because much depends on what you want to see and do in Hawaii.

Don't forget the Starwood properties in Hawaii.

Last edited by Horace; May 25, 17 at 12:06 am
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