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The original blog post, The Long Road To 500...75 To Go! , gives you the background. This is the mid October update for 2018. 


The 2018 year to date stays are piling up. 68 hotels have received my money or points. All but seven of these were new hotels to me.....which means 61 were NEW!!!  Woo hoo!!  This edition included 18 Brands, six were from the old Starwood family. The Sheraton, Four Points, Element, Le Meridien, Aloft and Westin join the Marriott Legacy brands.   475 down, 25 to go.


The 475th stay was in Vancouver, BC. What a great town. I was able to add the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport and the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. The Pinnacle team sent up a cheese platter and thank you note. Nice touch!!!!!