Why does Marriott give different promotions to the different Rewards levels? Example: I am a Gold member. During the recent Courtyard Promotion, I received 5,000 bonus points for staying three nights in Courtyard hotels. My colleague, a silver member received 10,000 bonus points. (While I am not sure of the number of nights he had to stay, I do know that I stay in Marriott properties much more than he does.) Whyy not give all members an equal chance. I understand wanting to entice silver members to stay more frequently, but I would think that retention of higher level gold/platinum members would be at th very least equally important.
Are you certain your colleague is silver? I received the 10K Courtyard promotion as a platinum member. My experience has been that Marriott offers higher bonus point promotion for each level...silver would have the most conservative bonus, platinum the most liberal.