When Total Rewards announced that they were adding a resort fee, one of the big questions was whether Platinum, Diamond and Seven Star players would have to pay it. The answer is no. The higher tier players do not have to pay the fee. The assumption a lot of people seem to have made, though, is that the higher tier players will still get the amenities covered by the resort fee. That is not the case. If you want Internet access, you will still have to pay the a la carte price for it. Fitness center access is still a free perk for Diamond and Seven Stars players. Platinum players still get 50% off fitness center access.
Effectively, nothing has changed for Diamond and Seven Stars players. Platinum players who want to use the fitness center and have Internet access might actually pay less if they pay the resort fee. If you are in that situation, I have been told that the hotel will charge you the resort fee instead of the higher a la carte price. This information was verified at the Rio this morning. It is always worth verifying the details when you make your reservation and when you check in, though.