It would seem that Marriott really is getting with it. Recently looking at the best Marriott to stay in I noted that one of the Courtyards offered a ten dollar food coupon good at four or five restaurants, plus a free breakfast with eggs cooked any way one wants. It is this type of offers that attract the long term customer. Plus the Courtyard offers 10 points per dollar, rather than five points per dollar such as is available at the Residence Inn. These perks translate themselves into real bucks. As the economy digs itself out, Marriott would seem poised with offers like these not to be so affected by the downturn.