I don't even have 50 leisure nights a year, never mind in a hotel.
Doesn't necessary mean one was off those days. I myself might be off at 4pm from work and decide to go to San Francisco. Have some drinks and decide to stay the night at a hotel. Next morning wake up and go to work.
Programs: Delta Gold | SPG Plat75 | Avis First | United Plat | GOES
Originally Posted by travelswithmyself
I'm curious - how many got their Platinum status by virtue of the amount of travel they have to do because of work, and how many got it by going for a lot of holidays . And of course, those with a mix of both.
I was introduced to SPG by a friend. I don't travel for business. First year I did enough travelling to hit Gold. The next year I pushed it to Platinum. It was hard work - I had to change hotel every day in some cases.
It's been worth it so far!
Traveling purely for business. Finally going on pleasure after having hit Platinum with the points. Otherwise SPG hotels are quite costly.
75% business travel. I've been Platinum on nights last 2 years, will hit SPG100 this year along with Marriott Platinum. I typically give my leisure stays to SPG as international properties tend to be better.
Programs: UA Plat, DL Silver, SPG Plat, MR Gold, IHG Gold, CC Silver, Avis 1st
How did you get your Platinum? Business or Leisure?
Of my 50 SPG nights so far this year, 90% business (paid), 10% leisure (points) same as last year.
Out of my 111 hotel nights this year, it's 70% business, 30% leisure. Many *W properties won't take points for suites so we usually find more affordable options elsewhere. Looking forward to seeing if SNA change things.