Do you know they now even charge :
1) an extra $50 if I'm to ask for City-View Room
2) I was told I need to top up over another >$200+++ (forgot exact sum) if upgrade to Club Room - NO such thing as FREE Upgrades for me anymore as nowadays only get the lower-tier Premier Room with Sea-View (if on lower floor very noisy traffic and can't sleep well) where the Standing Shower is together with the Bath-Tub on one side (not with Bath-Tub in center of bathroom as in the better-tier rooms)
In other words I'm now downgraded to like a 2nd-Class citizen only and given the lower/lousier sea-view "bottom-tier" rooms
Also - much less complimentary concerts unlike previously
PREVIOUSLY in 2010/2011, MBS would give ONE complimentary upgrade on complimentary room for Platinum/Diamond Members and only charge extra $30 for EACH requested upgrade (higher floor/next-tier room/etc) - I too got upgraded to the Orchid Suite using my then Premier-Dollars - for something like less than an extra $60 only if don't remember wrongly
Then LATER with the Hotel Certificate/Voucher System and $129 Offer-Rate rooms, I enjoyed the Club Rooms simply using the Room Vouchers/PDs
These days I DON'T even bother to claim the Room Vouchers from my slot play as not that many points earned in one evening's play ..... hmmm maybe I should - to at least upgrade to City View room ???
Nowadays the Offer Rate rooms start from >$309+++ SO Expensive !!!!!!!