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The value depends on your knowledge of using the Marriott Bonvoy system, the hotels you choose while traveling, and your destinations.
Marriott Bonvoy’s Platinum status is arguably the best and most valuable hotel rewards status to carry. When members post comments that they don’t see the value or say it’s worthless, they don’t know how to use the status in the right situations.
Suppose you always stay at a Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Moxy, or AC hotel. You may not feel the difference as this is not the luxury brand of Marriott and, in most cases, offers a complimentary breakfast to anyone that stays at the resort. Suite upgrades may not feel like a significant upgrade, and the value may not be the best.
On the other hand, choosing St Regis, W Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Westin Resorts, Ritz Carlton (Outside the USA for Breakfast), JW Marriott, or even the Renaissance hotels will feel and experience the difference! An enormous difference!
Breakfast at these brands easily costs $40 to $50 per person, worth every penny! As a platinum member, breakfast is complimentary! A 7-day vacation for 2, $700 in value for just one holiday in breakfast.
The average family will take 14 days of vacation; that’s approximately $1,400 in value for just two people traveling.
Vacation Ownership Advisor Team