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Why is a paid night stay costing $69 recoginized as equal to a stay costing $500?

Question asked by shakennotstirred on Nov 17, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2014 by worldwidetraveller

Please excuse the topic of this post if it has already been discussed somewhere.  I looked around, but didn't exactly know what category it might fit into and didn't see anything.


As is well known, to reach the next elite level, it's all about the number of nights.  Nights are achieved as either nights stayed or one of various types of bonus nights.  I don't know this for a fact, but it would seem that higher-priced properties generate more revenue in all departments and are thus more profitable.  Therefore, it would seem beneficial to Marriott to incent nights stayed at the higher-priced properties.  As it stands now, all paid nights are rewarded the same (1 night).  Why not reward based on the amount paid for the night stayed?  For instance:


$0 - $250 = 1 night

$251 - $500 = 2 nights

$500+ = 3 nights

(or something like this).


Does anyone know if this has been suggested to or already discussed by the powers that be?