I'm booking a trip to Hawaii in June for my honeymoon. I have a significant number of points and I'm debating using them for upgrades, but I was hoping you could help me out.
I have platinum status; if I book a base-level room with points to the Marriott in Waillea (40k a night), am I likely to get upgraded from the platinum status, or am I better off using points for the upgraded room and not chancing it?
I've never traveled since I obtained the status so I have no clue how likely upgrades are to occur, especially when paying with points.
Thank you for your input!