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Hilton has long been the best program for breakfast, offering breakfast even at mid-tier Gold and including weekend stays, resorts, and across most brands.
Over time the gap in breakfast benefits has narrowed or closed.
- Hyatt is arguably better for top tier breakfast, guaranteeing restaurant breakfast when there’s no club lounge access at all properties.
- Starwood introduced breakfast as a choice for Platinum guests when there’s no club lounge in 2012.
- Marriott introduced breakfast on the weekends
Park Hyatt Vendome Room Service Breakfast
Seared Foie Gras with Eggs at the St. Regis Bali
Currently Marriott Rewards has the weakest breakfast benefit, excluding:
- Ritz-Carlton properties
- 14 full service hotels
- Courtyard properties
Just as Marriott excluded Ritz-Carlton hotels, Hilton excuded Waldorf=Astoria properties. Those hotels were allowed to offer breakfast but weren’t required to, largely because a handful objected. However Hilton has overcome those objections and elite breakfast benefits will no longer exclude Waldorf properties.
Starting January 1, all Waldorf Astoria properties will offer complimentary continental breakfast or an equivalent Food & Beverage credit for all Gold and Diamond members (and one guest) as part of a MyWay benefit option. This was in direct response to our members’ feedback, so we’re excited to offer this benefit at all our luxury properties.
I get my Hilton Honors Gold status from the Platinum Card by American Express. That card also gives me Starwood Gold which matches to Marriott Gold.
Being able to enjoy breakfast as a benefit on the nicest stays, where I want to use my points, whether on the weekend, at a resort, or a top notch hotel is a great offering.
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