The breakfast situation is one of the biggest disappointments of Marriott’s new program. Rather than taking the opportunity to streamline the program and include a competitive breakfast benefit, Marriott has stuck with a complex and limited breakfast program. 

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High-level, the approach Marriott seems to be taking is that Platinum elites and up get lounge access, where there should be breakfast. But two-thirds of Marriott’s brands don’t offer lounge access, including resort properties, so that’s hardly a comprehensive approach.

Instead, each brand will have slightly different rules (and each of those rules will have exceptions).

Here’s a more detailed overview of the new elite breakfast policies, and then we’ll go through the exceptions.

Categorization Breakfast benefit by brand
Classic Luxury The Ritz-Carlton
No elite breakfast benefit

St. Regis
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

JW Marriott Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*

JW Marriott Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Distinctive Luxury Ritz-Carlton Reserve
No elite breakfast benefit

The Luxury Collection
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

W Hotels
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

EDITION No elite breakfast benefit

Classic Premium Marriott Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*

Marriott Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Sheraton Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Sheraton Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Marriott Vacation Club
No elite breakfast benefit

Delta Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Delta Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Distinctive Premium Le Meridien Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Le Meridien Resorts
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members will receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Westin Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Westin Resorts
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members will receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Autograph Collection Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Autograph Collection Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Design Hotels
No elite breakfast benefit

Renaissance Hotels
Platinum members enjoy free continental breakfast for two in the concierge lounge*, or Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Renaissance Resorts
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Tribute Portfolio
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Gaylord Hotels
No elite breakfast benefit, though Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Classic Select Courtyard Hotels
No elite breakfast benefit for non-lounge properties, though Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Four Points
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

SpringHill Suites
All guests receive complimentary breakfast

Protea Hotels
Platinum members receive daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as their welcome gift

Fairfield Inn & Suites
All guests receive complimentary breakfast

Distinctive Select AC Hotels
No elite breakfast benefit, though Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Aloft Hotels
Platinum members can choose daily breakfast for themselves and one guest as a welcome gift

Moxy Hotels
No elite breakfast benefit, though Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage credit or amenity based on geographic region

Classic Longer Stays Residence Inn
All guests receive complimentary breakfast

TownPlace Suites
No elite breakfast benefit, though Platinum members may be able to choose either a Food & Beverage item or amenity based on geographic region

Distinctive Longer Stays element
All guests receive complimentary breakfast

 

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