I just checked into a Marriott this weekend. It's been about a month since I stayed in a Marriott. I asked if the keys were setup to access the lounge. "No sir, you are only a Gold Elite". Wow. I have always gotten my Elite status through United Airlines - I am global services level with United. The lounge access kept me coming back - about 30 nights last year. In fact, I concentrated all of my nights in Marriott whenever possible because of this little perk. So for the cost of a coffee and a quiet place to sit in the morning - I will have to say BonVoy to Marriott.