I just voted on the 2013 Freddie Awards. Unfortunately, Marriott this year did not receive any of my votes for any category due to their continual devaluation of elite member benefits. In previous years, Marriott always got many of my votes. I hope Marriott can once again show that loyal elite members are important to them to gain Insiders support of the Freddies in the future. How will you vote for Marriott this year in the Freddies??
One also has to question Marriott's timing of implementing the point devaluation in light of the Freddie Awards voting. I have to guess that the Marriott is going to lose a lot of votes as a result and devalue their program in the eye of their customers even further. Another example of Marriott's disregard for their most loyal members by Marriott Management and Accountants!!! No longer the Marriott that J. W. Marriott built.
agree! None of us should vote for Marriott this time around. Marriott makes a big deal and uses advertising $$ to say how they consistently are voted #1 for Freddie. Let's all show our anger over this latest increase in their point program by not voting for them.
It might be the only way they get the message of how upset we are.
I guess because I just had a wonderful 5 nights rewards stay (last week of January) at the Renaissance in Seattle where I was upgraded to a great corner suite on the 25th floor with spectacular views and was treated like a VIP, I am having some difficulty being as unhappy with Marriott right now as so many others are. It's like the 'glow' of a week long love affair is still with me....