I stayed at Marriott properties for nearly 6 months last year and over 100 days this year. The one time I stay at a Marriott for pleasure it finally dawned on me that Platinum status really gets you nothing. I just got in to the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. It took the hotel 5 hours to get me a room. I am on the 7th floor (out of 40) with a view of the interior of the hotel.