In January I posted a query concerning whether my wife and I would have access to concierge lounges in full service Marriotts when we traveled as part of a package tour. I am current and lifetime Platinum with Marriott. Some responders thought it was a good question as they too were traveling as part of a tour and a Marriott Hotel was part of their package. The best advice was to let the front desk know on check-in and "see what happens". We stayed at the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall and the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden in September. In both instances I was immediately offered a Platinum welcome gift and assured that I would have access to the concierge lounges. Both were worth the effort. A quiet place to have a glass of wine or a plate of desert before retiring. In addition, the Shanghai Renaissance upgraded our room to a suite. Our room had a spectacular nighttime view of the Bund. A memorable trip made even more special by the staff at the Beijing and Shanghai Marriotts.