Structured data with nice formatting too, thanks for the elite treatment globaltreker!
Some of my initial explorations for USA Hotels:
All Properties at Sheraton, Four Points, Le Meridien, Tribute, Aloft, and Element brands in USA changed points valuation!
Not unexpected, MVCI changes represent a huge devaluation to MVCI USA owners who exchange for MR points.
Looks like SPG brands Element, Aloft, and St. Regis will be attractive reward redemption options in the USA....
Wow, Marriott's bread and butter brands (Courtyard, Fairfield, Residence Inn, and SpringHill) get large points adjustments down. These four together with TownePlace Suites represent the lowest point redemption values in the US eco-system.
The most expensive reward redemption properties in the USA:
The most expensive Marriott Vacation Club Properties in the USA:
The most expensive reward redemption properties in the UK:
The properties in the USA that got increased the most:
The USA properties that got devalued the most:
The Essential Caribbean List including Cuba:
Mostly good news for Canada:
Number of properties that had points redemption values going up, down, or stayed the same in Canada.
The Top 10 Countries:
On the other side of the spectrum, Africa and Latin America are the value regions in the world.
Maybe someone else made this observation; Popular vacation type destinations have gone up while business friendly locations went down. Pretty obvious why...weekends are empty for some locations and might get chosen because they are lower. Sounds like good marketing, just masking savvy business decision.
Easier to show in data if we could add address or at least separate city to a field.
Agreed. That's not anything new for hospitality industry. I use that observation whenever I can to my advantage. Sometimes, if staying in urban locations, it makes sense to book weekend stays at business hotels because the rates are so much better than resorts or other popular tourist hotels.
In fact, I took advantage of this 2 weeks ago while staying over the weekend in DC. I stayed at the JW Marriott on Pennsylvania Ave (a true business hotel) for $620 for 3 weekend nights. The Mayflower (Autograph tourist oriented hotel) several blocks away was $1.300 for the same stay.
Its been my observation in urban locations, the most economical night of the week is almost always Sunday. Lowest cost reservation is typically Check-in Sunday and Check-out Monday. Works great for drive to locations.
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