Spent 3 or 4 nights there recently. Paid for my room, but used points for a hand full of others for family members. Check in experience was delayed no more than a minute due to a very inquisitive guest in front of me, but to my advantage. The clerk informed me that due to the delay, my valet parking was comp'ed. Good deal. Additionally, I was offered without asking (as has been my experience on several other stays at this hotel) a voucher worth $30 for breakfast in the restaurant on Sat and Sun mornings. Could order from the menu or the buffet. The buffet was $14.95 each so the coupon pretty much covered wife and I. Once again, this was a great stay at this hotel which was recently upgraded from 4 to 5. Easy to see why.
Would like to see a continuing list of Platinum/Gold friendly properties. We need to recognize and patronize those properties that favor Elites with upgrades, weekend breakfast coupons, free parking or other amenities that are not required but make a stay a more pleasant experience. Hope someone will take this on.