Your cut-out-and-keep guide to the Marriott Bonvoy free breakfast benefit

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There is nothing like simplicity when designing a loyalty scheme, and the new free breakfast benefit for Titanium Elite or Platnium Elite members of Marriott Bonvoy is nothing like simple!

I thought I would put together a guide to what breakfast benefits you will get at each of the Marriott and Starwood brands if you have Platinum or Titanium status.  It was quite a task.  The information for the table below is taken from the scheme Terms & Conditions which can be found here.  Hopefully I have interpreted it all correctly.

Even if you don’t have Platinum status or higher in Marriott Bonvoy, it is worth looking at the table below to marvel at the complexity of what Marriott has created.  The good news is that members are better off than they were before the Marriott and Starwood programmes merged with breakfast benefits extended to more brands.

Here is the lounge breakfast at Berlin Marriott (reviewed here) which I had in March.  Note that this hotel is now 5,000 points cheaper since the Marriott Bonvoy changes and is good value at 35,000 points per night.

Executive lounge at Berlin Marriott

Breakfast benefit for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite (and higher) members

AC Hotels – nothing, but you can take a $10 food and beverage credit as your welcome amenity

Aloft – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Autograph –  breakfast available via your free lounge access, if no lounge or it is closed you can use the restaurant (additional $10 food and beverage credit can be taken as your welcome amenity)

Courtyard – breakfast available via your free lounge access, if there is no lounge you cannot have free breakfast in the restaurant (but you can take a $10 food and beverage credit as your welcome amenity)

Delta – breakfast available via your free lounge access, if no lounge or it is closed you can use the restaurant (additional $10 food and beverage credit can be taken as your welcome amenity)

Delta Resorts – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Design Hotels – nothing

EDITION – nothing

Element – all guests get free breakfast

Fairfield Inn – all guests get free breakfast

Four Points – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Gaylord – nothing, but you can take a $10 food and beverage credit as your welcome amenity

JW Marriott – breakfast available via your free lounge access, if no lounge or it is closed you can use the restaurant (additional $10 food and beverage credit can be taken as your welcome amenity)

JW Marriott Resorts –  must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Le Meridien – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity (if there is a lounge you can have breakfast there and take a different welcome amenity instead)

The Luxury Collection –  must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Marriott – breakfast available via your free lounge access, if no lounge or it is closed you can use the restaurant (additional $10 food and beverage credit can be taken as your welcome amenity)

Marriott Resorts –  must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Moxy – nothing, but you can take a $10 food and beverage credit as your welcome amenity

Protea – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Renaissance –  breakfast available via your free lounge access, if no lounge or it is closed you can use the restaurant (additional $10 food and beverage credit can be taken as your welcome amenity)

Renaissance Resorts – breakfast available via your free lounge access

Residence Inn – all guests get free breakfast

The Ritz-Carlton – nothing

St Regis – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Sheraton – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity (if there is a lounge you can have breakfast there and take a different welcome amenity instead)

Sheraton Resorts – breakfast available via your free lounge access

SpringHill Suites – all guests get free breakfast

TownPlace Suites – all guests get free breakfast

Tribute Portfolio – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

W –  must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity

Westin – must choose restaurant breakfast as your welcome amenity (if there is a lounge you can have breakfast there and take a different welcome amenity instead)

Note that restaurant breakfast is restricted to two people per room.  We discovered this in Venice last week when we had to pay for our two children at the JW Marriott, which is treated as a resort, although they were only charged at 50%.

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  1. Off-topic: I’ve taken Rob’s general advice and registered for the Miles & More points granted for Hilton stays. I also registered for a Miles & More account, and have added it as an airline partner in my Hilton profile. Is there anything further I need to do to ensure the points find their way please?

    • Make it the prefered airline partner in the Hilton settings. After that should be all good

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