How sad that even Marriott engages in the obtuse style of our politicians. Basically, Mariott is telling us black is white and apples are oranges. To create a new level 8 for points redemption and then tell us we are actually getting a better deal is ludicrous. Adding a higher percentage of additional points for staying as a Platinum member doesn't begin to offset the addded cost involved to reach even one night at a top tier Marriott property. Shame on Marriott, I expected better behavior. Apparently it's just one more company where the only thing that counts is the almighty dollar. By the way, to put the Marble Arch Marriott at the same level as the Grovesnor Square Marriott is just one of several examples of how wrong this new program is.