SPG: Best way to maximise stays

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  1. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    Hi guys,

    Apologies if this has been covered before (I'm sure it has!) but I'm not exactly sure what to search for (bed hopping?). :)

    I never really thought of SPG Gold as a realistic goal, but due to a 2 for 1 stay credit offer through work (ie: each stay credits as two stays), and an unexpected night in a Westin near DFW, I'm up to 6 stays, and only need two more stays before 31st May to make Gold.

    I might be in Melbourne next week and will try to stay at the Westin. It'll likely be a 4 night stay, so I'm wondering how to best turn this into two stays. Should I ask the travel centre to book two separate stays (so a room is guaranteed)? Or should I just book for say 2 nights, then extend my stay on the 3rd night (I've heard that works)?

    Would appreciate any advice. :)

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     

  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    My understanding with SPG is that you have to leave for a night and return to the hotel to make it 2 seperate stays.

    Can you spend one night away from the hotel at another hotel?

    Doubt you'd be wanting to travel to Geelong for the 4 pts there! :)
     
  3. simongr

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    In the Westin NY I did the same (not intentionally ) checked out and rechchecke in - no double dip of stays :(
     
  4. QF WP

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    You're best to have 2 stays for 3 nights by breaking the stay - either two nights first up, then perhaps to the Hyatt next door and then back for a final night. Hope that work don't get confuse with you bed hopping (we'd call it a matress run) :shock:
     
  5. Febs

    Febs Established Member

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    Ahh..mattress run. Makes sense. :)

    Unfortunately it's all a bit of a moot point for now - the Westin is no longer on our preferred hotel list. :( I ended up choosing the Hyatt, as Towers was booked out.

    I only need one night to reach Silver HHonors too - but unfortunately Hilton Melbourne isn't on our list either. :( Westin, Hilton etc... are all on our list for Sydney, but the Melbourne list has gotten a bit stingy of late.

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  6. QF WP

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    Febs, I hope you were also signed up for this promo...if not, click on the link
     
  7. Febs

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    Thanks Lindsay. Unlikely that I'll stay in a Four Points before the end date, but you never know. Cheers. :)
     
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