We were promised that Marriott / SPG Platinum Elites would get free breakfast when Marriott and SPG merge in August. But, as I reported previously, the rules describing who gets breakfast when and where are terribly confusing. I’ve simplified it.
Caution: The chart that follows has not yet been confirmed by Marriott. I expect to make changes as I learn more, but I believe that I’ve got the basics correct. For the latest version of this chart, please visit our transition guide: Marriott SPG Ritz Transition Guide.
The following chart shows our current understanding of who gets free breakfast and at which properties:
|Free Breakfast?||Participating Hotels|
|No free breakfast||Design Hotels, EDITION, Gaylord, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club|
|Free breakfast for all*||Element, Fairfield, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites|
|Platinum Elite Welcome Gift Option: Daily $10 Food & Beverage Credit for Member plus 1 Guest (e.g. $20 per day)||AC, Courtyard without a lounge, Moxy|
Platinum Elite Benefit:
Hotels: Free daily breakfast for 2 in lounge. Free daily breakfast for 2 in restaurant when lounge is closed or doesn’t exist.
Starwood Resorts: Free daily breakfast for 2 in lounge. Free daily breakfast for 2 in restaurant when lounge is closed or doesn’t exist.
Marriott Resorts: Free daily breakfast for 2 in restaurant. No lounge access.
|Aloft, Autograph Collection, Courtyard with lounge, Delta, Four Points, JW Marriott, Le Méridien, Marriott, Protea, Renaissance, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, W, Westin|
* Via a personal conversation with Sam Chui, I learned that a few of these properties don’t offer free breakfast despite the fact that their brand advertises free breakfast for all. What?!