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Old Jan 20, 09, 7:15 pm
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I'm trying to compile a list of Starwood properties that DO NOT HAVE LOUNGE but still offer free breakfast for Platinum preferred guests or for any other reason when it is not included in the rate. This is connected to a recent thread about SPG Dolphin dropping this benefit; but would like to keep it updated for further reference.

Please post breakfast type (continental, buffet), number of coupons/persons that receive the benefit and; if available, your assesment of the breakfast compared to similar others (cont or buffet) and the reason you received it.

Also... Does this perk ever impacted in your decision while choosing that specific property?

Thank you!

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Old Jan 20, 09, 7:16 pm
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AUSTRALIA

Westin Mebourne (Coupon reducing buffet price from $22 to $10)
Westin Sydney (club breakfast, but substantial)
Sheraton Sydney (club breakfast, but substantial)

BELGIUM

Sheraton Brussels

CAMBODIA

Siem Reap Le Meridien

CANADA

Le Royal Meridien King Edward - Toronto, Canada (Buffet at restaurant when lounge closed)
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (Buffet at restaurant when lounge closed)
Le Méridien Versailles, Montreal, Canada (In the restaurant, YMMV)
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford - The club lounge appears to be always closed. The breakfast coupons say Continental Breakfast for 2 but we always get to have their full buffet.
Sheraton Gateway Toronto - when lounge closed, a coupon for 2 people for breakfast. In the restaurant, there was a "Club Level Menu" which had 7-8 items on it including omelettes, pancakes, smoked salmon on bagel, etc.

CHILE

Sheraton Miramar

CHINA

Westin GuangZhou
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai (Buffet breakfast for elites)
4 Points Beijing
Aloft Beijing
Westin Beijing
Sheraton Tianjin
Sheraton Chengdu
4 Points Guangzhou
4 Points Shanghai Pudong
4 Points Shanghai Daning
St Regis Shanghai has expanded continental breakfast in executive lounge every morning for SPG Plats.
Sheraton Xian breakfast buffet

EGYPT

Sheraton Luxor

GERMANY

LM Stuttgart
Westin Munich

HONG KONG

LM Cyberport Hotel Hong Kong (Restaurant breakfast)
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers (Continental in 2nd floor, upgradeable tu full buffet for 33HKD).

INDIA

Le Meridien New Delhi (lounge)

INDONESIA

Westin Bali

ITALY

Sheraton Nicolaus Hotel, Bari, Italy (little_dc asked by email and breakfast was granted on a free weekend stay, YMMV)

JAPAN

The Westin Tokyo (Breakfast in Lounge or at Terraces on 1st Floor).
Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan (at Restaurant)
Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka, Japan (Restaurant)
The Westin Awaji Island Resort and Conference Center, Hyogo, Awaji, Japan (at Restaurant)
The Westin Miyako, Kyoto, Japan (club lounge or restaurant)
The Westin Osakam, Japan (club lounge or restaurant)
Sheraton Sapporo, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (Full Breakfast Buffet. Choice of Japanese buffet (on top floor) or American style (Lobby Restaurant))

MEXICO
Le Meridien Cancun (full buffet in restaurant)
Westin Puerto Vallarta - plats received restaurant buffet breakfast

NETHERLANDS

Westin Rotterdam
Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam

NEW ZEALAND

Westin Auckland (Coupon reducing buffet price from $22 to $10)

POLAND

Le Meridien Warsaw

PORTUGAL

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, Lisbon, Portugal (at lounge or Restaurant)

RUSSIA

Sheraton Palace Moscow - "Note for Platinum SPG members: Continental breakfast served at the Club Lounge from 07:30 till 10:30"

SAUDI ARABIA

Sheraton Riyadh
Sheraton Jeddah

SINGAPORE

Sheraton Singapore
St. Regis Singapore (full buffet in restaurant)

SWEDEN

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden (on wkend when lounge closed, got free drink, appetizer (at the bar), and Breakfast in the restaurant)

THAILAND

Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok (Restaurant even if lounge open)
Sheraton Grand Sukumvit
Le Meridien Bangkok Hotel (Awesome Buffet)
Le Meridien Phuket
Sheraton Grande Laguna, Phuket (Breakfast in the italien restaurant)
Sheraton Pattaya Resort
Sheraton Krabi
Le Meridien Khao Lak (restaurant)

TURKEY

Sheraton Antalya, Turkey (little_dc asked at check-in and manager granted, YMMV)

UAE

Dubai

Grosvenor House
Dar Al Sandos

US

Arizona

Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix North (Metrocenter) (YMMV, Gratuitude Included)
Four Points by Sheraton Tempe (YMMV)

California

Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall (Buffet breakfast plus free drink)
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf (SF)
Sheraton Sunnyvale (Note)
Sheraton SFO Gateway
Westin San Francisco Airport, but food quality is average.
Sheraton Cerritos, CA --Vouchers:Full buffet for 2 + 1 voucher for a free appetizer
Westin LAX, Los Angeles, CA --Ask for it. YMMV. Voucher for 1 pastry & coffee from cart. Some denied.
Sheraton Pleasanton (buffet, when Lounge closed)
Sheraton San Jose/Milpitas (continental, when Lounge closed)
Sheraton Mission Valley, San Diego (Contiental Breakfast for Plat in restaurant on weekends while Lounge closed)
Sheraton Suites Fairplex, Pomona, CA
Sheraton Grand Sacramento - Continental breakfast (or $12 credit) coupon when club is closed
Four Points Fresno - Given two breakfast buffet coupons and two bar drink coupons upon check-in for the restaurant on-site for being a platinum member

Colorado

Sheraton Denver (while lounge under renovation)

Florida

Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Westin Tampa (you have to ask for it)
Westin Fort Lauderdale (50% discount on any room service for plats, have to ask, YMMV)
Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa - Hallandale Beach, Florida (Plat: Breakfast coupon for 2)
The Sheraton Safari (Free for Plat, 50% discount for companions)
Four Points by Sheraton, Fort Walton Beach/Destin (2 breakfast coupons per night - decent buffet)

Georgia

Westin Atlanta Airport
Sheraton Suites Galleria - Atlanta

Illinois

Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O'Hare
Sheraton Suites Elk Grove

Louisiana

Sheraton Metairie, New Orleans (Free breakfast coupons for weekend when lounge closed/lounge during week, 2 coupons per night on weekends - sparse buffet)

Maine

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport (one complimentary all-you-can-eat from menu)

Massachusetts

Sheraton Commander (when lounge closed)
Sheraton Ferncroft, Danvers
Sheraton Colonial, Wakefield - breakfast coupons issued for restaurant buffet 7 days a week.
Sheraton Boston: lounge open M through F, but breakfast coupons for the restaurant are given for Sat/Sun.

Michigan

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel

New Hampshire

Four Points by Sheraton Manchester, NH (One continental breakfast coupon for the plat member)
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside - Portsmouth - They give a cert. that is good for either the continental buffet, or a $9.99 credit toward breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The club lounge is only open as a room/meeting place. No food/drinks are offered in it anymore.

New Jersey

The Sheraton Newark Airport (even with lounge open)
Sheraton Suites on the Hudson - Weehawken - NJ
Westin Jersey City Newport two breakfast vouchers for the restaurant
Sheraton Mahwah - provided coupons for the buffet breakfast in the fountain restaurant while lounge closed (for the holidays).

North Carolina

Four Points Raleigh-Cary - nice breakfast buffet for platinum members
Sheraton Raleigh - complimentary hot breakfast in the lounge on weekdays, and a voucher for breakfast buffet in the restaurant on weekends.

Ohio

Sheraton Suites Columbus

Texas

Sheraton Suites Market Center
The Sheraton Dallas

Utah

Sheraton Salt Lake City - Gave me 2 free buffet breafasts since the lounge was closed

Virginia

Sheraton in Virginia Beach
Sheraton Old Town Alexandria - Alexandria - VA
Sheraton National in VA (when lounge closed)
Westin Alexandria - While they do offer a great hot breakfast in the lounge Tues-Thurs mornings, they do not offer comped breakfast when the lounge is closed.
Sheraton Herndon breakfast vouchers when their lounges are closed
Westin Herndon (Dulles) breakfast vouchers when their lounges are closed.

West Virginia

Westin Virginia Beach Town Center- [July 2009] prop has a lounge, front desk told me they "do not use it".


Wisconsin

Sheraton Milwaukee (when Lounge closed)
Sheraton Madison - lounge closed on the weekends but Platinums get breakfast vouchers, which can be used for either room service or in the Heartland Grill restaurant.

US TERRITORIES

Puerto Rico

Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino
Four Points by Sheraton Resort & Casino at Palmas Del Mar
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel

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Old Jan 20, 09, 7:22 pm
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Well, my answer is going to surprise you somewhat. I found that free breakfast benefits at SPG hotes/resorts without club lounges is highly dependent on how you apporach the hotel management vs. your elite status. Your title explicitly states "for Platinums" but I have had success getting free breakfast at several Cat. 5 and 6 SPG hotels and resorts by approaching the hotel, not on the basis of status, but a combination of charm and appealing to their sense of customer service.

So I think by limiting your question to Platinum guests only - the design of your question is going to unnecessarily limit the responses you are going to get and it's probably going to be a lot of nays since SPG Platinum does not come with free breakfast when the hotel has no club lounges. Rather, I think you should consider amending your question to include a list of hotels where free breakfast was offered when the rate did not include breakfast and ask for the reason why it was given so that you can see if others can replicate the success.
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humm ummmm

Starwood: what hotels gives breakfast to elites?
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Old Jan 20, 09, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheap Elite View Post
Thanks, will use it as source.
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Old Jan 20, 09, 8:01 pm
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OK. Partial list compiled from different sources. Please help add/remove!

Also, does this perk impacts in your decision to book that specific property (over others in the city)?

I read one "yes" at another thread about a Westin dropping the perk and I personally posted another "yes" about the WDW Dolphin.
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Old Jan 20, 09, 9:13 pm
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So I think by limiting your question to Platinum guests only - the design of your question is going to unnecessarily limit the responses you are going to get and it's probably going to be a lot of nays since SPG Platinum does not come with free breakfast when the hotel has no club lounges. Rather, I think you should consider amending your question to include a list of hotels where free breakfast was offered when the rate did not include breakfast and ask for the reason why it was given so that you can see if others can replicate the success.
I agree with this statement. For example, I've stayed several times at the Westin Tampa but have never received free breakfast. I never asked but was never offered breakfast. Free Breakfast is not a obligatory Platinum benefit and varies from hotel to hotel but then again I can personally confirm a number of hotels on the list which have provided me free breakfast.

Please add the following hotels where I received breakfast coupons and believe it was given due to my Platinum status:

Westin Atlanta Airport
Sheraton Ferncroft
Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O'Hare
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Old Jan 21, 09, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by leandrorar View Post
I'm trying to compile a list of Starwood properties that DO NOT HAVE LOUNGE but still offer free breakfast for Platinum preferred guests. This is connected to a recent thread about SPG Dolphin dropping this benefit; but would like to keep it updated for further reference.

Please post breakfast type (continental, buffet), number of coupons/persons that receive the benefit and; if available, your assesment of the breakfast compared to similar others (cont or buffet).

Also... Does this perk ever impacted in your decision while choosing that specific property?

Thank you!
The Sheraton Newark Airport gives coupons (I've asked for as many as 2 and gotten them, even with only one person in the room). I've been offered them directly when the Club was closed (weekends) and asked for them even when the club would be open and been given them without question.

Never made a difference to me in booking, but it doesn't hurt.
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Old Jan 22, 09, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Guava View Post
Rather, I think you should consider amending your question to include a list of hotels where free breakfast was offered when the rate did not include breakfast and ask for the reason why it was given so that you can see if others can replicate the success.
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Westin Alexandria (breakfast in restaurant when lounge is closed, for party of 3)

I would remove Westin LAX or qualify with YMMV since I have only received breakfast coupon once in ~a dozen stays.
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Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
"Club Level" rooms in this all-suites hotel include "Buffet Brkfst For 1, One Appetizer Included In Rate." This text in the rate description doesn't change if your reservation includes more than 1 guest. This hotel does not have a Club Lounge. I never found a notable difference between the Club Level (high floor) rooms and the others. As a Platinum guest, I always got breakfast coupons at check-in even if I wasn't on a Club Level. The appetizer coupon is a relatively new inclusion.

I don't know what the policy is for Golds. And it's been a while since I was there, so it's possible that the rules have changed. (But I doubt that they have.)

No free breakfast at the Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North when their Club Lounge is closed on weekends. The lounge has had bottled water, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew in the refrigerator during the two weekends that I've been there during the past few months. (Very odd that these are the only two types of canned drinks.) Breakfast in the restaurant is decent, though, and the prices are reasonable. Buffet was $11.95, but we ordered a la carte.
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I would remove Westin LAX or qualify with YMMV since I have only received breakfast coupon once in ~a dozen stays.
Did you ever ask and it was denied?
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Diplomat Golf&Spa Resort Hallandale

We received a breakfast coupon for two per day.I´m plat.
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Originally Posted by leandrorar View Post
Did you ever ask and it was denied?
I have asked several times and always denied, especially after reading on the Westin LAX thread that FTers have received coupons for coffee and pastry.
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Sheraton Moana Surfrider no longer has a lounge service and/or breakfast. I called them yesterday and asked just to confirm what has been posted in the Moana Master Thread. Bummer, going in two weeks!

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