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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 free breakfast benefit for Titanium Elite or Platnium Elite members of Marriott Bonvoy is nothing like simple.

I put together a guide to what breakfast benefits you will get at each of the Marriott Bonvoy brands if you have Platinum or Titanium status.

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.

St Regis Mardavall breakfast buffet meats

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 still better off than they were before the Marriott and Starwood programmes merged with breakfast benefits extended to more brands.

Above is a picture of the breakfast buffet from Rhys’s recent review of St Regis Mardavall in Mallorca, which would be free to Platinum Elite members and above.

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

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

Aloft – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

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

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

Delta Resorts – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) 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 daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

Gaylord – nothing, but you can take a $10 food and beverage credit per STAY 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 (an additional $10 food and beverage credit per STAY can be taken as your welcome amenity)

JW Marriott Resorts –  must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

Le Meridien – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) 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 daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

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

Marriott Resorts –  must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

Marriott Vacation Club – nothing

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

Protea – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

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

Sheraton – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) 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 daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

W –  must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) as your welcome amenity

Westin – must choose daily restaurant breakfast (for two) 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.  Some hotels may allow children to eat for free if they are sharing your room, but this would be a goodwill benefit and is not guaranteed. In the same way, a hotel may allow your children free breakfast if they are sharing a second room booked in your name.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (November 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (21)

  • Bagoly says:

    Consistency pedant check:
    – in Autograph STAY is not capitalised
    – in Marriott Resorts, “two people” when otherwise “two”
    So there are actually ‘only’ 9 different arrangements for the 33 brands
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Peter Taysum says:

    They have a chain called “Gaylord”!

    ROFLMAO

    I think (if I can find a potential husband) I want to get married there…!

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