JW Marriott is contemplating a $100 per night charge for the concierge lounge - which will NOT be waived for Platinum guests.
I am surprised - they are justifying it through a higher level or service and better food. However, they are basically just upgrading the US lounges to provide what you get included for free in the lounges I have visited in some Asian JW Marriotts. (Like Hong Kong for example).
Regardless - I wont be paying $100 per night - and I will stay clear of using my Rewards at JW Marriott - the concierge lounge access is a big deal to me.
This is absolutely NOT TRUE! I am a life time Platinum member and am not at all happy with the change in the Rewards program, but when there is a mistatement of FACTs I must reply. I took part in the Executive Lounge survey and the use of the lounge at JW Marriott's would be complimentary to Gold and Platinum members