Hey all, I'll be in China in 2013, and I wanted to start ramping up to get the top level elite status in a program for when I'm in Asia. I've been doing a bunch of research into this, but ultimately not sure. I basically want a chain that will give me good upgrades while I travel in Asia. From what I can tell, the hotels with best upgrade programs for top tier elite status IN ASIA are: IHG - but for RA only at IC's. Limited hotel selection before, but according to Loyalty Traveler they made huge expansions in Asia this past year (http://boardingarea.com/blogs/loyaltytraveler/2011/02/16/ihg-2010-year-in-review/) Starwood - Platinum, get suite upgrades (but erratic?), won for best elite program for Asia 2009 (Freddie) Hilton - Diamond, sometimes get suite upgrades in Asia, but high likelihood of other upgrades Hyatt - Diamond, won for best elite program for Asia 2010 (frequent traveler). Any thoughts?