AwardMapper - a new tool for finding hotel award nights from a variety of chains in a specific area

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  1. miles and smiles
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    There are a variety of tools which will show you all the hotels in a specific area. This is the first I've seen that shows how many points needed in a specific locale for an award redemption across a variety of chains - Carlson, Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Marriott and Starwood:
    http://www.awardmapper.com/map.html

    Hopefully more hotel chains will be added in the future. This is definitely a useful tool for me.
     
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    Nice find
     
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    I'm glad that you like the site. I built it because I got sick of opening so many browser tabs to perform this kind of search.

    I'd appreciate any feedback.

    Let me know what chains you'd like to see that I don't have in there now.

    - AwardMapper
     
  4. miles and smiles
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    welcome to Milepoint!

    Thanks for doing this. Choice and Wyndham would be great additions.
     
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    This is awesome
     
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    looks pretty awesome and easy to use
     
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    A quick look and I am liking what I see! Nice job.
     
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    This seems like one of thosee "duh" moments. Meaning, this is clearly a tool that would prove useful to those of us here. I'm liking what I'm seeing. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Very cool indeed.
     
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    Interesting - tried to search for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean and others came up but not the one we Americans most frequent. Thought I'd give a heads-up if this is a glitch.
     
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    Strange. I'm using Google places auto-correct for location searching. You're right though, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean doesn't seem to show up in the results. I'll look into this, and see if there's something that I can change.
     
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    When I entered San Juan, it worked. Would be better, tho, with plain Puerto Rico. Thanks.
     
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    Changed how the search box works. You can now find Puerto Rico. Thanks for the heads up.
    Keep the feedback coming.
     
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    Awesome tool. Finally created an account after longtime lurking here to say thanks! Just a few things I noticed:

    - Hyatt Regency Paris has the wrong number of points listed (its 22K not 27K), Same applies to HR in London. I'm guessing all Hyatt Regency properties are off because they seem to be using the "Regency/Grand Club Rate"
    - Waldorf Astoria in Rome is missing (for that matter all WA's seem to be missing after checking for a few.

    Otherwise thank you so much!
     
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    A few other things noticed when browsing the map:

    -Home2 Suites Queretaro Mexico shows up in the Atlantic off the coast of Ghana
    - Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa doesn't show up
    - Conrads by Hilton don't appear (didn't see the Maldives, Koh Samui, or Hong Kong locations.
    - Manila Marriott is located way out in the Pacific from the Philippines
    - Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda is missing (random but I work in Bethesda)
     
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    Thanks!

    Waldorf Astoria and Conrad are missing, and I should have them in this weekend.

    As far as the Hyatt (I'm assuming you mean the Hyatt Paris Madeleine), It seems that it was a Hyatt Regency quite recently. I can't post links yet, but if you Google "Hyatt regency madeleine kayak", you'll see that Kayak still knows the hotel by that name.

    Since it no longer is, and the category is still a 6, you are correct about the points level. I've moved it from Regency to Hyatt, and changed the name.
     
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    This is awesome!:D
     
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    Maybe I read the award chart incorrectly. Are Hyatt Regency properties not actually at the higher rates - listed as "Regency/Grand Club Rate"?
     
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    i believe it's only the higher rate if you want a room that includes club access. You can get a room w/o club access for the lower price.
     
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    These are all fixed.

    ...and all the WaldorfAstoria and Conrad hotels are in there now.
     
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    Great tool!

    One "bug" I noticed was that Blu Radisson St Martin was missing, but Blu Radisson Riyadh was somewhere NE of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
     
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    These are fixed. Thanks for finding them.
     
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    Love it.

    How often do you update it?
     
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    It updates itself every month currently.
     
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