I am a Chase Marriott Premium member. Each year I get a free room on my anniversary of opening this credit card. The problem I have is that it is for a Level 1-5 hotel. I mostly frequent higher level hotels (7-8), and cannot use this credit most years. In addition, Boston is where I spend a lot of time. There are no Level 1-5 hotels in Boston.
It would be great if they could credit the value of a 1-5 hotel, or a nominal value ($100), towards a higher level hotel. I don't think that is an unreasonable request. I have emailed Marriott a few times suggesting this. I hope they consider this.