Curious to see the number of upcoming reservations other Insiders have, and with which brands. I have 10 total -- 8 with Marriott, and 1 each with SPG and Hilton.
How many do others have?
I'm chasing another SPG elite status year so I have all of my 2018 reservations remaining on that side of the house, 5 currently. But, I'll probably add another 3-6 in the next week looking into August and early September. Total for the year should be another 15 for just work, then perhaps another vacation could use another 5-14 nights depending on how ambitious I am, how points work out, work, etc.
Marriott - I had all of my stays here previously, still keeping it within the family, but strategy for 2019 and onward is really a mix of all SPG and Marriott properties for whatever best fits the location, size, amenities, price/points, and bonuses.
17 stays representing 41 nights:
1 Autograph Collection
1 Fairfield Inn
1 Luxury Collection
2 Residence Inn
4 Tribute Portfolio
The Fairfield seems out of place with that impressive list!
Good for using a free night cert!
2 SPG, the Danieli in Venice and the Sheraton Lake Com o for our 45 th Wedding anniversary in August.
Transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2 in October.
a free week to use up my points at Sheraton Fuertaventura next March. Then I am free of status chasing!
38 at the moment, but some of them are doubles because I have not committed to where I am staying that trip. My travel is fairly predictable each month, so I book 11 months out.
I pay my own travel, so I buy plane tickets 3 months out. Book hotels at the same time, so I typically have 12 5 night weeks reserved.
I also negotiated a rate with the property where I stay, so I have to make reservations and then email the list of confirmation numbers and they adjust the rate.
I also negotiated a rate at two Marriott hotels and they gave me a code to use when booking on the website. Automatically populated the rate and made it quick and easy. you should ask.
jw99 interesting, I will have to look into that. Thanks for the tip
Oh sure, make me have to take my flip flops off to add them up!
Will be adding a couple more before the August 1st.
I would rather not say (HH).
Are you Lifetime Diamond yet?
verysuiteboy - I am within six months at my current pace to have HH-LTD status at which time, I will probably begin splitting my stays between HH and MR.
14 reservations, not sure total nights. Have not booked anything beyond end of September. All are in the various Marriott brand family, no SPG until I finish lifetime run.
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