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Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.)
BRG stay: (yes/no)
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no)
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Old Jan 14, 18, 7:00 am
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Malaysia
Programs: Starwood Platinum / Lifetime Gold
Posts: 1,971
Property: Le Meridien Putrajaya, Malaysia
Date(s): 14th January 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Signature room
Room received: Atelier Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Suite upgrade for year 2018 ; 3 suite upgrades / 2 no suite upgrades (60% success)
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Old Jan 14, 18, 6:59 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: wurtulla,queensland,australia
Programs: hh diamond,Qantas club life,AA EX-explat.SPG plat.
Posts: 1,358
Property: Sheraton Houston North.
dates: 13,14 January 2018.
Booked: King Room.
Received: Presidential suite.
Paid stay.No SNA.
Comments.Also received bottle California sparkling wine,chocolate strawberries and a complimentary lunch as room not available when we arrived.
Was because I had just reached 500 nights.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 8:49 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat
Posts: 166
Property: Boca Chica Hotel Acapulco
Date(s): Jan 9-13
Room booked: Garden Room
Room received: La Roqueta Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: Checked in to Boca Chica and received (without asking) what looks like their best suite, a room with large balcony and views from two sides of the room onto the Acapulco bay. Very pleased. It's especially good because SPG's Design Hotels don't have to honor Platinum benefits, but this hotel does. Continental breakfast is included in the mornings via Platinum status.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 10:08 pm
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Singapore
Programs: JL JGC Premier | SPG Platinum | GE, TSA-Pre
Posts: 6,538
Post Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Property: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Date(s): January 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Loft room
Room received: Urban room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: Enjoyed the free mini-bar.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 11:51 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2017
Programs: AC
Posts: 1,434
Property: Sheraton Hsinchu, Taiwan
Date(s): Jan 6th to Jan 11th
Room booked: Standard Room
Room received: One bedroom suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) Yes. I'm terrible with acronyms. This was booked purely with points
BRG stay: (yes/no) No
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) No
Comments:

Property: Grande Bretagne, Luxury Collection
Date(s): Jan 15th to Jan 20th
Room booked: Standard room
Room received: Grand suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) Yes
BRG stay: (yes/no) No
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) No
Comments:
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Old Jan 20, 18, 2:30 am
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: YVR
Programs: AC SE100K, SPG P75, NEXUS
Posts: 367
Property: Le Meridien Chiang Mai
Date(s): January 2018 (6 nights)
Room booked: Accessible Room (only available award stay)
Room received: Executive Suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Attempted to, but was rejected.
Comments: Very spacious suite with nice view, and separate walk in closet. Excellent upgrade.
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Old Jan 20, 18, 3:40 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Dubai
Programs: SPG 100 Ambassador, LH M&M Senator, Skywards Silver
Posts: 101
Property: Grosvenor House, Dubai
Date(s): 8th-12th January 2018 (4 nights)
Room booked: Standard Room
Room received: Premier Executive Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: have been upgraded to highest category suite, possibly due to being frequent visitor to this property (70 nights in 2017)

Property: Grosvenor House, Dubai
Date(s): 18th-23rd January 2018 (5 nights)
Room booked: Standard Room
Room received: Premier Junior Suite, then Premier Executive Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: I checked in very late (11pm) so they could only give me the Junior Suite, next day in the morning received a call that the Executive Suite is available for the rest of my stay, the staff helped move the bags
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Old Jan 20, 18, 4:02 am
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto vicinity
Programs: UA 1K, AC MM E50, AA EXP, SPG P100, Marriott Plat, Fairmont Plat
Posts: 9,681
Property: Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Date(s): 2 nights in January
Room booked: cheapest
Room received: 753 ft / 70 m Executive suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: Checked in after midnight on first night and hotel was sold out, no suites available. They offered to move me to a suite for the second night which I graciously accepted.

Property: Sheraton Mustika, Yogyakarta
Date(s): 3 nights in January
Room booked: cheapest
Room received: 1,356 ft / 126 m Executive Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes (I'm embarrassed with how little I paid!)
SNAs redeemed: no, SNA applied, but did not clear
Comments: upgraded to best room in the house

Property: Sheraton Senggigi, Lombok
Date(s): 3 nights in January
Room booked: cheapest
Room received: 1238 sq ft/115 sq m Grand Suite, huge balcony with view of the ocean
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: This hotel is the best value in Indonesia if you ask me!

I have to add that I also spent 4 nights at the Fairmont Singapore where I was upgraded to a 2142 sq ft/199 sq m penthouse suite!

2018 is starting off on the right foot!

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Old Jan 20, 18, 6:52 am
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MSP
Programs: SPG Plat (LTP), Delta Platinum, Hertz Presidents Circle, MSC BC, Nespresso Club, ZTL Queen in Italy
Posts: 289
Property: Walt Disney World Swan
Date(s): 01/14 - 01/15
Room booked: Traditional room w 2 queens (cheapest)
Room received: Executive Suite (parlor room w 1 bedroom)
Award stay: No
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments:

Not sure if my Ambassador status rolled over to 02/2018, so I contacted the hotel ahead of time w questions on dinner reservations, etc as we were celebrating my birthday. Turns out, we ended up celebrating the MN Vikings win that night too so the Suite upgrade w large entertainment area was perfect to watch a winning football game.
Also received (2) balloon bouquets for birthday - 1 from the concierge team, and one from the hotel. The concierge bouquet incl 1 free beverage coupon & 1 free ice cream coupon, and a Disney Birthday button. The hotel bouquet incl 1 free beverage coupon & a Disney "I'm Celebrating" button.
Status: Lifetime Platinum

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Old Jan 20, 18, 7:01 am
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MSP
Programs: SPG Plat (LTP), Delta Platinum, Hertz Presidents Circle, MSC BC, Nespresso Club, ZTL Queen in Italy
Posts: 289
Property: Sheraton Duluth Hotel
Date(s): 01/18 - 01/19
Room booked: Traditional room (cheapest)
Room received: Club level 1-bedroom suite w fireplace
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Status: Lifetime Platinum
Comments:
I'm a regular guest at this hotel, and they always upgrade me to a Suite if it's available w/o using any SNA's. Typically they have excellent SPG Platinum recognition with a small gift inside the room.
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Old Jan 21, 18, 4:37 pm
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Malaysia
Programs: Starwood Platinum / Lifetime Gold
Posts: 1,971
Property: Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Date(s): 21st January 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe
Room received: Exec Suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Suite upgrade for year 2018 ; 4 suite upgrades / 2 no suite upgrades (67% success). Last comment for last stay at SI PJ, previously internet speed capped at 5MB, now 20MB. Unfortunately for this stay, front desk couldn't locate my reservation even tough I used mobile check in until I have to show them SPG apps reservation?
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Old Jan 21, 18, 8:34 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,388
Property: Le Meridien Bangkok
Date(s): January 2018
Room booked: Standard
Room received: Avantec Suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) NO
BRG stay: (yes/no): NO
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) NO
Comments:All of my stays here since 2008 (except for 2) have always been upgraded to a 1BR Suite.

Property: Four Points Bangkok
Date(s): January 2018
Room booked: Standard
Room received: Terrace Suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) NO
BRG stay: (yes/no): NO
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) NO
Comments:Good as ever

Property: Westin Kuala Lumpur
Date(s): January 2018
Room booked: Premium Room
Room received: One Bedroom Suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) NO
BRG stay: (yes/no): NO
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) NO
Comments: Lovely breakfast, rooms starting to look and feel dated.

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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:04 am
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Join Date: Feb 2017
Programs: AA EXP, HHonors Gold, Marriott Plat, SPG Plat
Posts: 15
Property: Sheraton Music City, Nashville TN
Date(s): 2 nights in January 2018
Room booked: Traditional Non-smoking: King Bed
Room received: Presidential Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Slow time for hotel. Normally upgraded to regular suite.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 9:00 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NYC
Programs: CX DM, SPG Pt, MU Pt
Posts: 3,037
Property: Le Meridien Chicago
Date(s): January 2018 (5 nights)
Room booked: Classic Room
Room received: Executive Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Got a suite without having to ask for it. Nice hotel and friendly staff. WiFi pretty good, but cell reception pretty bad. Unfortunately I had to switch to a different hotel after 5 nights due to sold out and I didn't tell in them advance I wanted to extend it. Apparently they are constantly sold out Tuesday and Wednesday due to many offices in the area.

Property: Westin Lombard
Date(s): January 2018 (3 nights)
Room booked: Executive Club Room
Room received: Executive Club Room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Pretty much no other rooms for booking so no upgrades either. Some conferences going on plus it seems it's a favorite for some Asian airline staff. Rooms pretty dated.

Property: Sheraton Philadelphia University City
Date(s): January 2018 (7 nights)
Room booked: Traditional King
Room received: Junior Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Got a club room originally. I asked about suites and was given one. Great staff overall.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 12:55 pm
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It took 3 stays this year, but finally an upgrade....

Property: Sheraton Atlanta
Date(s): January
Room booked: Traditional
Room received: Exec Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
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