Arriving from a redye flight and 20 minute rental car drive I was greeted not by name or status but bya warm welcome at the Fort Lauderdale North Marriott, Florida, A large sign at recpeption says "every guest here is a VIP." Two wonderful associated greeted me, immediatelty checked me into a Concierge level room on 15, asked if I wanted points, which I did. Both were quick for suggestions on good Cuban food nearby--my weakness.
I was staying here on the Chase free night, but that did not seem to matter to them
So, since my outlay is effectively zero, I am getting quite a bit in psychic income from the stay. And I forgot to mention the hotel is filled to capacity.