To continue, the frustation to have to ASK for the "best room available" is a bit annoying, why can't we just develop a profile that typically asks for a "corner room" or "suite" preferred, etc. , giving my a concierge-level room on a especially on a weekend does very little for me. Speaking of weekends, why are the vast majority of Full-service hotels doing away w the free weekend breakfast/vouchers. Now, on a weekend, there are no perks, other then maybe an upgrade if you ask. Why can't the lounge be open even if its just to sit and have soft drinks, coffee, and light snacks. Is this not reasonable? The Int'l hotels got this down pact--opened all weekends w FREE alcohol. BTW the Stamford, cT Marroiott offers free liquor! And enough of the $12.95/$15.95 for internet access, it should be free for platinum elite and discounted for others. Come on Marriott, let's reward your loyal members.