From today, children aged 12 or under can enjoy a complimentary breakfast when accompanied by a Bonvoy member ordering a paid buffet breakfast at participating Marriott’s in the APAC region.
From February 1st, 2021, stay at any participating hotel or resort and breakfast for the kids is free and the members also receives dining discounts as per their tier level.
Marriott has rolled out comprehensive dining discounts in recent years and made it very attractive for members to visit hotel restaurants even when not staying on property.
Today Bonvoy sent out an email to their members advertising the new benefit of children 12 and under eating for free when accompanied by an adult Bonvoy members who pays for a full buffet.
You can also access the details on their website here.
Complimentary breakfast for kids aged 12 or below*
Start the day the right way with an energizing meal! Whether you’re looking forward to a day of exploration or rest and relaxation, fuel up your little adventurer for another day full of happy memories.
Children aged 12 or below can enjoy a complimentary breakfast when accompanied by a Member, Silver Elite or Gold Elite member ordering a buffet breakfast.
Children aged 12 or below can enjoy a complimentary breakfast when accompanied by a Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite or Ambassador Elite member ordering the buffet breakfast, breakfast in the lounge (where lounge access applies), or purchasing breakfast as an Elite welcome gift.
Up to 2 children per in-house member can enjoy the complimentary breakfast at designated all-day dining restaurants
The issue with breakfast during hotel stays is to make this calculation beforehand when booking the room. Especially when traveling with family it makes more sense to book a room rate that already includes breakfast for all registered guests.
When traveling with family it really makes a big difference if the rate already includes breakfast or the member can utilize elite benefits as part of their stay.
Hotel breakfast is usually very disproportionate as far as the price is concerned. I have yet to see a breakfast that is priced adequately, usually it’s a minimum ~ US$30 per adult and discount for children is often minimal. So having this included in the rate is a big cost advantage.
As far as this benefit for the kids free breakfast is concerned yes – it’s a good offer especially since you can combine it with breakfast rate inclusions and elite benefits, although I don’t get this language in the t&c because if you already have this inclusion then it usually extends to all registered guests in the room, at least children.
Similar to the statement that the person purchasing the breakfast buffet must be the the legal guardian or parent in order to receive the discount. I highly doubt a restaurant is going to require legal papers to check for eligibility.
This should also apply to guests not staying at the hotel and just walk in. I’ll ask at my local Marriott to clarify this point just out of interest.
Families traveling in the APAC region can enjoy this childrens breakfast discount which can provide for a nice amount of savings during the trip.
It’s definitely worth checking if a room rate that includes breakfast would be a better fit and if your elite benefits make it possible to select breakfast individually or get it through lounge access then it’s not even necessary to spend money on the breakfast, even for the adults.
These are the Terms & Conditions for this campaign:
Exclusive children benefits for Members in Asia Pacific
Marriott BonvoyTM Members (“Members”) are eligible to enjoy complimentary breakfast benefits for their children when staying in properties operating under the Brands (as defined below) in Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, South Korea, Sri-Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam (collectively, “Asia Pacific”). The complimentary breakfast benefits are set out in more detail here and will be referred to collectively as the “Kids Benefits”)
Benefits are offered at participating properties in the Asia Pacific region participating in Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program under the following brands (the “Brands”), which include The Ritz-Carlton®, St. Regis®, EDITION®, The Luxury Collection®, W® Hotels, JW Marriott®, Marriott Hotels®, Sheraton®, Delta HotelsTM, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Tribute PortfolioTM, Courtyard by Marriott®, Four Points® and Aloft®. Click here for a full list of participating properties. Participation by participating hotels may change at any time without notice.
The Kids Benefits are as follows:
- Member, Silver Elite and Gold Elite – complimentary buffet breakfast for children aged 12 or younger, upon purchase by the legal guardian or parent of such children of a full-priced adult buffet breakfast. Where the legal guardian or parent enjoys a breakfast buffet covered in the room rate, such legal guardian or parent will be able to enjoy this benefit, too.
- Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite – complimentary buffet breakfast for children aged 12 or younger is applicable as follows:
- Children of a Member will enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast at the time a Member enjoys his/her breakfast, where it is provided as part of the Elite Benefits; or
- Where the property does not offer breakfast as part of the Elite Benefits, upon purchase by the legal guardian or parent of such children of a full-priced adult buffet breakfast. Where the legal guardian or parent enjoys a breakfast buffet covered in the room rate, such legal guardian or parent will be able to enjoy this benefit, too.
The Kids Benefit is applicable for no more than 2 children of the Member per room per stay.
The Member enjoying the Kids Benefit must be the parent or legal guardian of the children for whom the Kids Benefit is being used. The Kids Benefit may only be enjoyed when both the Member and the children of the Member are dining at the same time.
Complimentary buffet breakfast is only available at the all-day dining restaurant designated by the property.
The Kids Benefit may only be enjoyed in conjunction with a stay in the property where the Kids Benefit is being enjoyed by both the Member and the children of the Member. Where the children of the Member are staying in room separate to the Member, the Member must be paying or redeeming points for the room in which the children are staying.
The Kids Benefit is applicable to Marriott Bonvoy Members only. There is no charge for registering for Marriott Bonvoy membership. To become a Marriott Bonvoy Member, please click here.
The Kids Benefit is non-exchangeable, non-cashable and non-transferrable.
All Loyalty Program Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi for complete details.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to the interpretation by Marriott which shall be final and conclusive. In case of dispute, Marriott or the applicable outlet reserves the right to make the final decision as permitted under applicable laws.
To the extent permitted by law, Marriott reserves the right to make changes, corrections, cancellations and/or improvements to the Kids Benefit, and to the products, programs and term described in the Kids Benefit, at any time without notice, including after confirmation of a transaction.
Marriott and the applicable outlets do not accept any responsibility or liability for any faults or omissions in the operation of the Kids Benefit. Marriott and the applicable outlets shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly (including special, incidental, and consequential loss or damages) from the Members’ acceptance and use of the Kids Benefit.