There has been a lot of talk lately about how rooms are assigned and what priority should be given to requests. I think that a lot of people have different values and finding an equitable system we all agree on will be difficult, but here is the task. Follows is a list criteria a room assigner might use to assign rooms, add your own if you wish and I've forgotten something. Put them in order with the person who gets the room that most closely matches their needs on top. Person with medical request (i.e. non smoking, medical/ handicapped accessible medical) Person with non-smoking/smoking request (non-medical) Person with non-handicapped request (non medical) Person with view/location request Person with request that multiple rooms be close to one another Home resort member booking 11-7 months out Non home resort member booking 7-3 months out Home resort member booking 7-3 months out Any member making last minute bookings Cash paying guest (CRO) Guest of member (non-renter) Renter of points (assuming member has made the reservation and specified renter so MS knows they arent a guest) Person wanting to check into a room at arrival time (instead of waiting til four) - i.e. room ready as I understand it was designed to address complaints. Some of these may be two tiered for example I may believe after medical needs, home resort owners should get priority no matter when they book over CRO guests. And that from there, room assignments should be smoking/non-handicapped/multiple rooms/view location. But that a view/location request from a member is a higher priority request than a smoking request from CRO. But since medical needs trump all other priorities, a last minute cash booking of non-smoking medical need pushes everything down the tree including a non-medical non-smoking request of a member. I have some of my own ideas (like medical needs should trump), but a lot of mine are fuzzy and Im hoping some discussion might spur an evaluation of my own beliefs on an equitable system. For instance, Im divided on if renters/guests/CRO folks should ever (except for medical reasons) have their requests met before members. And some things I'm situational on - its is REALLY nice to check into a room when you arrive when traveling with a toddler or after driving all night, but I'm not sure if that is more important than someone else's nonsmoking/non-medical request.