Does anyone know if you make a reservation as a gold member and later achieve platinum status will the resort fee be waived? If the resort fee is waived do you still have to pay for wifi? I booked a room for a week at Paris in October and since the time I booked I got upgraded to platinum by applying for the Visa card. If you're not familiar with the Total Rewards Visa card it has nice perks. You not only get platinum status but also two free buffet of buffet passes, and if you spend $250 in the first 3 months you get 5000 rc's. Spend $750 and get an additional 5000 rc's. Plus as long as you use the card once every 6 months your rc's won't expire.