when I checked out last Wednesday (at the Shanghai Yangtze Renaissance hotel) I asked the front desk staff to please make some (special) haste with posting my stay to my Marriott Rewards account,
since with those nights I would become Platinum Elite (i.e. my 75th night);
and they did!
the nights got posted within 2 days and I even got an email congratulating me on obtaining Platinum level :-)
([bla]it is a little bit of my pet peeve to complain about the inaccessibility of a Marriott tied-in CC; so I herewith do this; I had to stay an actual 72 nights having only 2 roll over nights and a birthday credit night; and yes, for most of you road-warriors out there this is nothing, but my wife doesn't agree on that point[/bla])
but it get's better!
upon checking in last Friday at this hotel, I got greeted by many of their staff (even the general manager :-)), congratulating me personally on obtaining the Platinum level;
I even got upgraded to a suite for the occasion (very nice room btw!)
and it get's better still!
in my room I found a personalized welcome card - next to some fresh fruit and a bottle of red wine - wherein the Renaissance staff personally congratulated me with my new Platinum level;
this was really, really nice;
I already appreciated the very nice room-upgrade
but the personalized card really showed me they went the extra mile for me
I love this hotel