I need your help.
Unless my schedule changes, I have exactly 4 nights left in hotels between now and the end of 2014 for work travel. With my recent realization that I have Hilton Diamond status and the chance to earn 25,000 AAdvantage miles, I’m not sure how I should handle my last four nights. Help me decide! I’ll be tweeting out Starbucks to some folks with amusing/helpful answers. Here’s some potential choices:
- Stay 4 nights at Hyatt properties: This would leave me one night shy of the 15,000 point tier in their current bonus promo. I would need to do one mattress run for about $60 to get the 15,000 points. It would also be probably about $800 towards lifetime status with Hyatt, and I wouldn’t have to change hotels.
- Stay 3 nights at Hilton properties (and one night somewhere else): I would earn the aforementioned 25,000 bonus AAdvantage miles. But, I would have to “hotel-hop”, changing hotels each night.
- Stay 4 nights at Starwood properties: I’m shy of 100 nights for SPG Ambassador status and will likely burn some points to hit it again. It costs 2,000 points a night for the cheapest SPG property in my area. 4 paid nights would save/earn me 8,000 Starpoints, plus I’d likely 3,000-4,000 points on the stay (could potentially be 6,000-8,000 with the current SPG promo).
So, there you have it. Fire away with your comments and questions. Feel free to come up with other combinations of above if you think something makes more sense.
ETA: Based on David’s question below, I have healthy balances in Hyatt, SPG and AAdvantage. I do not value Hilton HHonors points very highly and have a small balance (not looking to collect more).
What would you do if you were me?