I'm seeing downgrades all around for Platinum members and others as well. They're just sucking the value out of Plat membership. I used to get a little bag with a miniature bottle of water and some halloween candy on arrival and now even that's gone. At ONE CY, I get a free VIP drink coupon per day and comped parking. The comp only helps me when I'm traveling for pleasure, but I want to point out that it's a $15 perk per day, not to be taken lightly. This is at the hotel's discretion, not Marriott's. As Platinum goodies shrink I wonder what the casual traveler has to put up with?