I am planning a stay at the Renaissance Vinoy in St.Petersburg , as a platnium elite would I be offered free breakfast?
Yes, as part of your Welcome gift you will have the choice to select a Breakfast for yourself plus one other person. See below from Marriott's Terms and Conditions:
I have done two resorts and you will likely be offered free continental b fast which is is the cold part of the buffet and an up charge of 7 to 10 dollars if you want the omelet station and warmish stuff. That was fine with me but it gets a bit tedious after a couple of days. Your resort may be different, and the wait staff may read you the rule and wink and say but we don't watch.
arizonatag & pey, we are so lucky to have such resourceful and knowledgeable insiders who are willing to share.
bejacob is traveling, otherwise he probably would had contributed.
In his absence, I are re-posting what he shared, check out this table that lays out the welcome gifts. I don't know where he found it, but am grateful:
To see his entire post here is his link:
Platinum Elite Welcome Gift (new program)
Maybe someone who has recently stayed at a Renaissance can confirm, but I thought Plat Elites get breakfast because of the lounge access anyway...like the Marriott FS hotels? Pre-integration, we stayed at a Renaissance and had lounge access.
Guaranteed Concierge/Executive/Club/Signature Club Lounge Access for Members plus one guest at JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Delta Hotels, Le Méridien, Westin, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, and Courtyard (outside the United States and Canada) during normal hours of operations. Additional charges may apply for lounge access guest count greater than the Member plus one allowance (including children). Lounge offers light snacks and daily continental breakfast. Lounge Access is not offered at the following brands: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Design Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Gaylord Hotels, Four Points, SpringHill Suites, Protea Hotels, Fairfield, AC Hotels, Aloft, Moxy Hotels, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Element, Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Grand Residence Club, and participating Vistana properties. This benefit only applies to the one (1) guest room in which the Platinum Elite Member is staying.
I'm a visual person and like tables, so if you are like me check this table for lounge access:
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