So I will hit ambassador with “Bonvoy” tomorrow night. Considering it’s only May, should I switch to IHG properties and go for Intercontinental Ambassador as well? Is there any benefit for loyalty?

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You've spent 100/134 nights this year in a Marriott already?

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Same

I would choose Hyatt over IHG1

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You can get Platinum IHG status with a $49 annual fee credit card. Go for Hilton or Hyatt.

Another option is to just keep banking the Marriott points and plan a big vacation to blow them all. You get 5th night free on award stays.

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IHG status is doo doo. I fast tracked to IHG spire elite last year once I hit Marriott ambassador too, but don’t expect anything like the benefits you would get with Marriott - even at Spire elite you don’t get free breakfast, lounge access, late check out is not guaranteed, etc etc... not to mention IHG points are pretty much worthless for redeeming

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That’s what I’m looking for

I’m waiting until the double points promo is over then switching to Hyatt

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Can I ask what hotel you are staying at that you have hit spend and nights already?

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... $200 a night in any large city is nothing. I spent the last 3 months in Boston where a basic Marriott in Cambridge was $300+ a night on the reg.

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Once you have status, you warm more points on your stays. So it pays to be loyal when you cash out those rewards.

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Oh yes, warm points. That's what I want.

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Pays to be loyal

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As an consultant, stay with the one hotel. It pays far more when you're out of the life.

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