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Marriott Rewards used to have Taste of Gold or Platinum public fast track offers in the past where Marriott gave you the status up front and required 6/9 stays within the month you signed up + the following three to keep it.

Marriott Rewards Taste Of Gold

Marriott Rewards has separate Road to Gold or Platinum fast track offers with the same requirement, but where the upgraded status is given only after the number of stays have been completed. [click to continue...]

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The Club Lounge at the Marriott Toronto Bloor Yorkville reminded me why I usually don’t even bother visiting most of the chain hotel lounges in the North America. Outside of North America, you can practically feed yourself with a lounge’s offerings and not have to spend a dime outside the hotel.

Whine Wednesdays Club Lounges

As for this particular hotel I am not sure what exactly are the evening hours, but that was the display (what was left) at 6:50PM on a weekday night. [click to continue...]