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tomb7198 21 posts

Based on my experience, it is not. I’ve found my Marriott Platinum status much more worth it (reached Titanium yesterday) …

I’ve been a diamond member for the second year now, and I don’t really get any great upgrades. So far, I’ve received one ‘junior suite’ upgrade, normally it’s just executive room or a deluxe room (the latter being normally better, as the exec lounge is an upgrade in the name only as it’s a standard room on a high floor). In terms of MB, I always get upgrades to suites (inc. ‘real’ select suites) or at least an executive/superior room at CY/AC brands.

I find executive lounges to be a bit disappointing in comparison to Marriott Bonvoy hotels. I’ve stayed at many flagship hotels in the recent months and you cannot even compare the lounges at Marriotts/Sheratons to the lounges at Hilton properties in terms of the food/drink selection. This includes several Hiltons in London, as well as in Berlin, Frankfurt and Prague (vs Marriotts/Sheratons in the same cities and in Warsaw).

Overall, I find my Marriott status to be worth much more and I’m giving up on maintaining my HH Diamond status. Currently staying at Hilton Berlin (only due to the location and the current AMEX promo), received a ‘virtual upgrade’ (executive room with a view of an office building, same specs as standard rooms), my shower is leaking, air con seems to be faulty, the executive lounge food consisted of different vegetables, pickles and Asian-style dumplings with sweet and sour sauce.

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