Favorite rewards perk (or benefit); platinum or otherwise

Poll created by ssindc on Oct 29, 2012

What's YOUR favorite, most appreciated, most valuable (or whatever) perk or benefit that you receive as a platinum member (or rewards member)?  What makes you MOST HAPPY to be a Marriott Rewards member?

 

**** TKER gets credit for putting the questions out there.  With his permission, I've converted it to a poll (and added one or more options)....

165 total votes
  • Free internet at full service properties (Do business travelers appreciate this less because it would be reimbursed?)
    6
  • Lounge access - Including weekday breakfast, evening snacks/desserts, coffee/soda, etc. (top voted)
    64
  • 50 percent point bonus (smells like honey to points junkies)
    36
  • The platinum arrival gift (whether you take the gift or the points)
    4
  • The 48-hour room guarantee. (Is the guarantee too complex, easy to get around?)
    1
  • Guaranteed room/bed type
    2
  • Free upgrades (however unpredictable, always a pleasant surprise, eh?)
    43
  • The dedicated phone line (shorter waits? better service? nicer/more knowledgeable staff?)
    1
  • Special (platinum/rewards) promotions, including customized rewards
    3
  • Other - anything else? [Sorry, 10 choices is the maximum....] Thanks in advance for explaining, below
    5