Michele previously posted that hotels can still choose to offer the Platinum Arrival amenity. Since the official elimination of the program, has anyone been offered the traditional arrival platinum option? Based on what I have experienced, I don't think anyone is providing it as an option, similar to previous Marriott 'enhancement' to corporate standards.
Cleveland Marriott downtown (at Key Center)
did not offer any of the old PAG options.
Choice was either the 500 points or $10 food and beverage credit.
So there's another hotel toeing the Marriott line.
Platinum Weekend breakfast for two was offered in the restaurant as the CL is closed.
This was on SAT night 17AUG2013
Re: Plat arrival gift in US & Canada. I will be stunned if any property is offering anything other than the 500 points or $10FB coupon. Thank goodness the international properties can still offer the food/beverage amenity gift.
nycuws10025, wass the breakfast in the restaurant at Cleveland Key Center cont'l or full brekkie? Let me know & I'll update the exec lounge sticky.
Thanks for putting the breakfast info in the correct post, Skiadcock. I was unable to find it!
We had access to the full buffet: Scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, biscuits with sausage gravy on the hot side. Full selection of fruits and bread on the cold side. Make your own waffles. And an omelette station staffed by one of the sweetest ladies in the city of Cleveland!
We weren't offered a menu so I don't know if non-buffet options were available. But with that buffet and omelette station? I saw no need to look at a menu!
When you update that thread, will you please post the link here in response? I promise I'll bookmark it so I can "do the right thing" next time!
Just did three stays in August at the Santiago Marriott Hotel. They offered the Platinum Arrival Amenity three times, even when we were only staying during a long stopover and had a day rate. Also gave us two awards when we were booked into two awards. I have to say they are all well trained and the hotel was a pleasure to stay in.