Definitely file this one under "first world problems" I have a 7 night stay coming up in Vegas, but paid by work at the Aria -- which might be arguably nicer (or at least newer) than the IHG properties in Vegas. Now it sucks that I have to give up the points, but I can't really justify (even as an Ambassador) staying at the Venetian/Palazzo instead of Aria.... but somehow it sucks to have to stay somewhere -- especially when it's not out of pocket -- and not earn any points. Can someone make a compelling argument as to why I should stay off Aria? I think both the Venetian and Palazzo earn the new "flat" 2k points rather than per dollar spent, and I'm not even sure that "regular" Ambassadors (rather than Royal) have access to the minibar (the new $100 credit rather than the entire minibar, at that). Thoughts?