A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a photo of Lewis Hamilton meet and greet that must have been part of SPG Moments.
The SPG members had decided to turn this even to reminder SPG and Marriott that SPG members are vocal and want the program to be saved!
SPG versus Marriott breakfast issue:
Marriott Rewards Gold and Platinum members are eligible for breakfast in a lounge or when lounge is closed in hotel restaurant. There are hotels that don’t offer restaurant breakfast when lounge is closed but rather compensate with some points. Marriott Rewards members are not eligible for complimentary breakfast at Courtyards or hotels that are designated as Resorts.
Marriott Rewards Platinum members don’t have to choose between amenity points or breakfast, as SPG Platinum members must at select hotels.
I have a longer piece coming up on the Marriott Rewards and SPG incompatibility. Due to various reasons starting from the Marriott corporate culture, I don’t believe that this will end up well for SPG members.
This Lewis Hamilton meet and greet is a good example. SPG members are so concerned what will happen with the program that get Lewis Hamilton to participate to this #SaveSPG initiative.