I'll be staying at a Marriott but a friend maybe visiting me. I made the hotel reservation for 1 person.
Would I be able to bring my friend into the executive lounge and get breakfast due to the Platinum Elite benefits?
I cant see someone stopping you with two people . Usually no one even monitors
one more point on a couple of occasions I have a had a business meeting with another person
Thanks Jerry, how about continental breakfast...say at the Marriott restaurant? Doesn't the benefit also cover that?
I don't think 2 would be a problem either way. Is it too late to change your reservation to 2, just in case someone would make a big deal out of it? I've never tried to get breakfast for someone not actually staying in my room with me, but I don't think anyone would know the difference, and it doesn't seem unreasonable or an abuse to expect that your benefit would cover at least 2 people.
Agreed! I also don't see it as unreasonable or an abuse of the benefit. I just want further clarification of the benefit or actual data. Thanks!
You said "I'll be staying at a Marriott...", which indicates you haven't stayed yet. Just update the reservation to 2 people, either online or call the MR hotline to update... Thus, you do not have to be concerned about any of that!
Should be no problem unless there is a busy time rule, which seldom happens
I see no problem or the need to change your reservation to show two people. Often I travel with a business associate and we both stay in the same Marriott. He does not have Gold or Platinum status but we meet in the morning and have breakfast in the CL before heading out. Since the rules say member and one guest, I don't think I am abusing the system. Most times there is no one checking and even when there is, I give them my room number and we both walk in with no questions asked. So I would say go for it.
I agree with all of the above - you shouldn't have to make the reservation for two, but:
I shouldn't have to check my reservation on points deducted but I did and it was wrong
Rugbyref shouldn't have to check his reservation to find out it was cancelled, but it was
The Marriott guest shouldn't have to worry about her cash in the room being stolen, but it was
All Marriott guests shouldn't have to worry about housekeeping coming in when a Do Not Disturb tag is up - but they do
Etc, etc, etc - when it comes to lodging, anticipate Murphy's law - Insiders is filled with examples of clients being right and having the total support of us veteran travelers in this forum - but it still was a headache (often our empathy comes after the fact, the poster is sharing their 'problem').
If possible, just call the plat line and have them make the reservation for two (especially if you're dining somewhere over the weekend that hands out certificates). I was at the W in Chicago, I had my local daughter join me for breakfast on the weekend and it required an extra 10 minutes of conversation to secure the meal, and this was at the famous Starwood brand where they love their elites . (I wish I had just marked down two on my reservation). All it takes is for you to get the wrong associate at the wrong time and it can turn into an 'issue'.
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