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Old Feb 2, 04, 2:38 pm
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hhonorman gives good advice: you can get the inside scoop on all of the major programs here on FT.

If you provide a few rough details, we might be able to provide opinions to help you narrow down your choices.

- Do you actually like the HI's at which you spend the most time? Are you thinking about bailing strictly for better rewards, or have you been having bad stays at HI's?

- Where are most of your 150 business stay-nights? Rural, suburban, or mixed?

- What are you looking to get out of a hotel program? High-end Hawaii resorts, lots of international choices, easy-to-get low-points rewards like free weekends in the US, easy transfers out to FF miles, etc.

- What do you want from an elite status? (Obviously 150 nights will get you top level anywhere.) Do you want the best upgrades possible, or the best point bonuses relative to the base level? (If you do a lot of rural stays or all-suites stays, upgrades might not mean much to you.)

A little bit of background will help. I'm guessing that your choices (if you really want to switch) will be Marriott and HHonors from among the major programs. Usually when I see a HI, there's a Hampton and a Fairfield not too far away.

[This message has been edited by pinniped (edited Feb 02, 2004).]
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