I am a SPG Platinum and Lifetime Gold Member (closing in on lifetime Platinum). While most Aloft hotels are pretty much the same as far as the rooms, lobby and general offerings go there is a HUGE difference on how generous they are when extending SPG Platinum perks to guests.
To make matters worse, it doesn't seem to be a general policy issue alone but more like how much the person who checks you in is in the mood of giving you for example a free full buffet voucher or just telling you your platinum perk only means a coffee and a muffin for breakfast.
Consider the Element (also a Starwood hotel) near the airport as an alternative - FULL breakfast and evening snacks including beer and wine.
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- The Aloft Doral hotel makes travel fresh and fun, with bold modern design, bright social spaces and a spirit of adventure - perfect for travelers who want unique experiences. Aloft has a variety of features like grab & go gourmet, a thriving bar scene, free WiFi and a cool concierge - each ideal for today's active lifestyle. At Aloft, energy flows and personalities mingle in free-flowing, no-walls/no-limits space. ... more less
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