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Another blog post from Mr. Deals…
Happy New Year! Hope everyone got to enjoy some vacation time, family time, and really just some time away from work. I’m sure most of you were traveling (duh). I enjoyed a week with the in-laws in South Florida and luckily we had some pretty sweet weather all while the north east was getting a blast of snow. I was cringing thinking about the snowboarding conditions I was missing, but you got to do what you got to do…
So entering the new year it dawned on me I’ve done alright with status up to this point. I have my Select status on Amtrak and I picked up Platinum status on American (huge milestone), but where I’m really slacking is hotel status. Mrs. Deals has held all of the power in that domain and I’m sick of it. I want in. I want to be wined and dined when I travel for business and have access to the little finger foods in the concierge lounge. Game on wifey, game on.
Here’s my dilemma, which hotel should I focus on? Mrs. Deals has status at Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and Starwood. So she’s pretty well covered. I’m ruling out Kimpton, because well, it’s Kimpton. Priority Club, Wyndham, Radisson just don’t get me all tingly inside. I want one of the big boys. I’m thinking Hilton is going to be the one. Mrs. Deals only has Gold status there, which means I still have my work cut out for me. She’s top tier at all the other places, so I see no reason to bother, I’m all about one-upping her.
Let’s be honest, this probably won’t happen, because when we travel together we will use her status to get us upgraded and wined and dined. This just means I’ll have to travel a ton for work, but given that I just started with a startup, that could pose a problem (Hilton’s aren’t cheap). I will figure this out one way or another.
Wish me luck!