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Marriott's new "breakfast offering" explained

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Huge thanks to Horace for this list (which is much simpler to understand than Marriott's T&Cs!)

Daily Breakfast for Platinum Elite (and higher)

Six categories:

1. Breakfast for member + 1 in the lounge. If the hotel does not have a lounge or the lounge is closed, member can choose 750 points OR breakfast for member + 1 in the restaurant. A limited number of hotels provide 1,000 points each day the lounge is closed instead of a choice. Any of these benefits are in addition to the Platinum Elite welcome gift.

— Autograph Collection (excluding resorts)
— Courtyard (properties with a lounge only; Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands, Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa only)
— Delta* (excluding resorts)
— JW Marriott (excluding resorts)
— Marriott (excluding resorts)
— Renaissance (excluding resorts)
* many Delta properties provide breakfast from an Elite Pantry as an alternative to a Signature Lounge, in which case the hotel does not need to provide breakfast for member + 1 the restaurant.

2. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant for member + 1 as a Platinum Elite welcome gift option (not in addition to it).

— Aloft
— Autograph Collection (resorts only)
— Delta (resorts only)
— Four Points
— The Luxury Collection
— JW Marriott (resorts only)
— Le Mιridien
— Marriott (resorts only)
— Protea
— Renaissance (resorts only)
— St. Regis
— Sheraton
— Tribute Portfolio
— W Hotels
— Westin

3. Breakfast in lounge for member + 1, if the hotel has a lounge. This is in addition to the Platinum Elite welcome gift, which could be breakfast for member + 1 in the restaurant. No alternative benefit if the lounge is closed.

— Le Mιridien (only at locations with a lounge)
— Sheraton (only at locations with a lounge)
— Westin (only at locations with a lounge)

4. Daily U.S. $10 F&B credit for member + 1 as a Platinum Elite welcome gift option (not in addition to it). Can be applied toward breakfast or toward other F&B purchase in the hotel restaurant or bar. Does not accrue over multiple-night stay.

— AC Hotels
— Courtyard (locations without a lounge only, which means most locations)
— MOXY

5. Breakfast for all guests included in room rate, regardless of status or membership

— Element **
— Fairfield (except Fairfield Asia Pacific hotels) **
— Residence Inn
— SpringHill Suites
— TownePlace Suites
** very few exceptions; check official hotel website

6. No complimentary daily breakfast, even for Platinum Elite

— Design Hotels
— Edition
— Fairfield Asia Pacific hotels
— Gaylord Hotels
— Marriott Executive Apartments / ExecuStay
— Marriott Vacation Club / MVC Pulse / Grand Residences by Marriott
— The Ritz-Carlton / Ritz-Carlton Reserve / Ritz-Carlton Residence Club
— Vistana / Sheraton Vacation Club / Westin Vacation Club
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Old Jul 27, 19, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by cur View Post
i was at a canadian marriott airport property, on a weekend stay, with hot food at the lounge closed friday saturday and maybe sunday. i was told by some shift manager that i can take 1000 points AND breakfast in restaurant OR 750 points and that is the new policy. so it seems policy of an inferior property is applying to slightly nicer properties, or this property just does this purely out of goodwill.
This has been the policy for several years.

when you arrive, you have an option as a platinum or above to receive a $10 food and beverage credit or 1000 points. You get that once during a stay and it doesn't stack.

if the lounge is closed, you get the option of a breakfast in the restaurant or 750 points. You get that each day the lounge is closed.

as Horace has said, there are 20 or so hotels with exceptions to that policy but in my experience at least a couple of them don't actually use the exception.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 2:02 pm
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checked into a (US) courtyard on a two night stay, I have two rooms booked (two people in each room). My expectation is that I would get $20/day (member + 1). Should it be $20/day *per room*?

FWIW, FDA told me at check-in that I get $10 F&B credit per day, but that I get it on both rooms, which in my case ultimately gets me what I expected but implies they're trying to cut a corner on people with a +1 in a single room.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by WillBarrett_68 View Post
checked into a (US) courtyard on a two night stay, I have two rooms booked (two people in each room). My expectation is that I would get $20/day (member + 1). Should it be $20/day *per room*?

FWIW, FDA told me at check-in that I get $10 F&B credit per day, but that I get it on both rooms, which in my case ultimately gets me what I expected but implies they're trying to cut a corner on people with a +1 in a single room.
You should get $20 a day for the room you are occupying. The second room doesn't get anything (unless there is another plat there, of course).
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Old Jul 27, 19, 4:23 pm
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That's what I figured, it's just when the agent said I'd get it for both rooms I thought I might have missed something.
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