not sure who you were directing your question to. If it was to other insiders, you will likely get a collective moan, as we have been asking the same question for many MONTHS. If it was directed to someone at Marriott, be prepared for the canned answer " it's on our radar", or something equally worthless. Bottom line, Marriott is not prepared at this time to deal with this issue.
Aah yes Shoeman, it appears the "Let them eat cake" powers that be at Marriott's Intergalactic Headquarters are pitching a shutout when it comes to reinstating the beloved by insiders Buy one, Get one. But look on the positive side, the 4 or 5 month (but who's counting) struggle should make good copy for an Off Broadway play (with hopes of moving it to the Marquis) penned by our very own talented in house author, Stepping Stones. NoGo BoGo, the musical.