What is the platinum arrival gift? Do you have to ask for that or do they automatically give it to you?
The gift is points and/or a food amenity. The number of points differs as to the hotel brand. You shouldn't have to ask for it, it should be offered when you check-in.
Guaranteed Platinum Arrival Gift is available at all participating Marriott hotel brands. See below for Platinum Arrival Gift options by brand:
usually now it is either 500 point or $10 off in the restaurant for FS Marriott . Courtyard you get something out of the store or I think 300 points . I have not ben given anything better in the US. I do think I is still more generous in Europe
At the Courtyards I've stayed in, I've always received 400 points plus could choose either an item from the Market or a large Starbucks coffee from the Bistro.
I think you are correct
You should be offered the choice when you check in. On occasion, I've had to ask.
Yes, sometimes you have to ask. I've also had it offered, but the bonus didn't post with the stay. A quick e-mail always got results.
One pointer if you are in a full service marriott over a weekend and dont intend to have breakfast you can get an additionsl 750 points
Thanks! Good to know !
In Europe it is something nice like this, in North America it is usually a 10 dollar voucher, or a market item, (bag chips)
this weekend they asked what I wanted and I said points. They didn't credit my account thought. After a call and a few minutes on hold it all got sorted out.
AS far as the breakfast goes, see what you might be giving up before you accept Points. This morning two of us had a breakfast that easily exceeded 750 pnts in my opinion.
agree with you but there are times that I leave early so can get the extra points . They never tell you that you have to ask
good point. especially with early flights. I'm filing that pro tip in the back of my mind.
It depends on the property but most times it is a choice of points or something from the Market at a Courtyard. I normally just take the points as they would benefit me the most and all my food/beverage expense is covered by the company I work for.
If you go to the gorgeous splendid and wonderful Tuscany Resort and Luxury Hotels | Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa you can end up with this treat along with a bottle of Italian Wine for your Platinum arrival gift!
last time I stayed at the CE Marriott in Paris the arrival basket included cheese, crackers and fruit and took us two days to eat it all
Yes it is so great, because after a long flight, sometimes a glass of wine and some fruit and cheese is exactly what you need and don't really want to go to the restaurant or go out.
I actually have a collection of the 10$ vouchers from trips that I just could not work it in or forgot about it.
cool, I didn't know you could save the vouchers. I need to be more diligent about that. Very useful to know.
Lol I save them but they are wallpaper. useless reminders that I should have taken the points.
yes forgot to say it included a half bottle of wine which as you said was nice after flying all night
I've had that place on my radar as well. Not going to happen for a few years, but I'm still excited.
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