Positive Marriott Breakfast Changes Announced

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Marriott Bonvoy announced they’ll be brining back complimentary hot breakfast to four brands within its portfolio. Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott will start piloting the new breakfast offerings in October, and by winter this will be rolled out to nearly 3,000 properties across the U.S.

a bagel sandwich with egg and sausage

Per Marriott,

Beginning in October at a limited number of hotels, the refreshed breakfast will feature a delicious morning menu that caters to consumers’ tastes for highly customizable breakfast items, from hot sandwiches with a range of toppings to build-your-own bowls piled high with their favorite ingredients. Guests can fuel up for the day with a deeply aromatic, bespoke-branded Rainforest Certified Coffee.

The complimentary hot breakfast will offer high-quality ingredients with specialty menu items ideal for the modern traveler seeking fresh flavors and sustenance in a casual environment. Choose from a selection of warm breakfast sandwiches; spinach and cheese crustless quiche; sausage, egg and cheese on a whole-wheat bagel; or a jalapeno cheddar baked soufflé. Additionally, with fresh fruit and gluten-free options, guests can wake up and start their day feeling nourished and satiated.

a plate of food with fork and cherry tomatoes

During the pandemic, many hotels slashed breakfast all together, so it’s nice to see that it’s returning at these four select service properties this winter.

I hope this is an indication of Marriott planning to bring back breakfast across all brands, as complimentary breakfast for elite members hasn’t seemed to exist widespread the past year.

What are your thoughts on Marriott launching new hot breakfast buffets at four select service brands this winter? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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  1. Well the Marriott I stayed in Monday said on website restaurant not open but bar-lounge and some food available..Got there nothing open and no parking nearby unless you drive a few blocks in the rain to get gated/secure parking….and on and on..

  2. First, all of the pretty pictures Marriott published…these items are available PACKAGED, not on pretty plates, and while they sound “healthy,” the calorie counts are through the roof! Most are not things that kids will eat, and the calories are not diet-friendly. The cereals are mostly “sugar cereals” like Fruit Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, etc…not what you would put these “toppings” on. Yogurt availability has been reduced to ONE choice…plain. The only “bagel” choice is a pre-packaged sandwich. There are zero fresh bagels/English muffins/etc. Instead of a fresh waffle made on an iron, we get a pre-packaged waffle that is an outrageous calorie count for its size.

    I am currently in a long-term stay situation, which puts me in a position to observe guests’ reactions over time. What’s most interesting is that guests used to line up for the waffle iron! By far it was the most popular choice. The eggs and sausage and fresh breadstuffs were popular as well and allowed flexibility to “mix it up” and satisfy different tastes. The variety of fruit yogurt and cereals was healthy and flexible. A variety of kid-friendly options was appreciated by parents.

    Marriott has put their hotel staffs in the position of having to apologize for the breakfast. Guests now stand around trying to find SOMETHING they actually want to eat. What’s wrong with you, Marriott??

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