Suite Upgrade

I Guess I’m A Moron. I Picked SPG Suite Night Awards Again

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The true value of elite status comes from how often you can use the benefits. If you never earn a first class upgrade on an airline, getting them for free as a benefit is pretty useless. Similarly, if I don’t get suite upgrades from a hotel chain, the free upgrade benefit is kinda like a pet rock.

How Marriott And Starwood Feel About Suite Upgrades For Elite Members

Folks who stay in hotels enough to earn loyalty benefits over the course of a year maintain their loyalty because of the benefits they receive. People have different opinions on their favorite benefit, but few would deny they enjoy a beautiful suite if they don’t have to pay for it.

Starwood Preferred Guest has offered suite upgrades to their top elite members for quite some time. Marriott has not. I asked SPG how they feel about their suite upgrade policy now and also asked how Marriott feels about this benefit for the future.

Hyatt Makes A Change To Diamond Suite Upgrades, And It’s Not Good

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Hyatt Gold Passport has taken great care of me over the years as a Diamond member and I truly love the Diamond Suite Upgrade awards they dole out each year.

But, they’ve announced a change in how those upgrade awards are implemented, and it’s not a positive change for Diamond members. Find out what you need to do know before the change goes into affect next month.