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It seems consultants are either Starwood or Marriott loyal, but what are some other offerings out there that you’d recommend? (I’m SPG Plat)

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I’m SPG Plat but I maintain Hyatt status as well as a hedge against Marriott butchering the SPG program next year

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Seconding Hyatt. I'm doing the same as SC1 to hedge against Marriott ruining SPG. Great hotels if you're in a city with a regency or up (Place and House are probably alright as well, but haven't spent enough time in either just yet)

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Top Tier status at 4 programs, M1? Your year has 400 nights?

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Pretty comparable. Best perk is instead of 10 SNAs with SPG, you get 4 Suite upgrades for stays up to 5 or 7 (don’t remember exactly) days each that you can confirm at booking.

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You earn points faster too but it’s not transferable to airlines

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SC1 how does recognition compare to SPG?

SPG + Hilton (automatic 3-year Gold for MBA graduates from target schools)

I think I’m in the minority, but actually like the offerings within the Hilton Portfolio. Points are inflated, compared to Marriott or SPG, but so is the earning potential and bonuses. I’ve heard good things about Hyatt, but I’ve never done anything with that chain.

Hyatt. This coming from someone who has top tier status with SPG, Marriott, Hilton and IHG.

+1 Hyatt

P1, what are the target bschools?

BCG1 you don’t need 400 nights to get top status at hotel chains. You can get Platinum at SPG after 20 stays or 50 nights which gives you Platinum at Marriott too. You can get Spire Elite at IHG after 75 nights. And you can get Globalist at Hyatt after 60 nights. So you could get status at all three in 155 nights (less if you have a platinum card anywhere that accelerated status) if you stay one night a week at Starwood and spend the rest at another. Which is doable. But too much work for me. I’d rather stay at same place and have consistency.

Highest level at SPG is 100 nights...

I do Hilton and SPG

100 nights gets you ambassador which is nice but it doesn’t improve your status for getting things like upgrades which is all someone who is maintaining four statuses would care about.

+1 Hyatt. Good benefits once you hit Globalist. Free breakfast with any stay, free parking/waived resort fees on reward stays. Plus the free night at any location

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