Yesterday, I wrote about the new continental breakfast benefit for Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum members at North American JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance and Autograph Collection hotels. You can read the piece here.
Now, Marriott has released the official communication about this change that somewhat clarified the situation.
Elite member is eligible for 750 bonus points any time IF the lounge is closed and the guest DECLINES the continental breakfast that is offered in the restaurant.
There are still JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance and Autograph Collection hotels in North America that are not going to offer continental breakfast in the case that lounge is closed, but will give you 1000 bonus points instead.
This is welcomed addition, but Marriott should have included resorts as well. Also, it is still unknown, what Marriott properties are offering 1000 bonus points instead of continental breakfast.
And good luck getting those bonus points to post without the intervention of Marriott Rewards customer service.