Crowdsourcing your Hotel Hustle Searches

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    If you already know where you want to go then searching for a hotel is generally pretty easy. Enter the location and dates and let the website of your choice kick back some results. But what if you don’t know where you want to go? What if you’re looking for inspiration, ideas or just a good deal? That’s a bit harder to make work. At least it used to be.

    Thanks to the significant volume of data I’m collecting via the Hotel Hustle app I can now offer up some insight into where the “best” value hotels are across each brand and track the changes day by day. Of course, best is a relative term and means different things to different people. A property might have a high points value simply because the cash rate is irrationally astronomical. At the same time, however, there are some gems of award inventory out there from time to time and taking a look at the top 1% of values on any given day’s worth of search results presents some interesting options.

    Hotel Hustle Hot Rates – IHG Rewards Club

    The UI still needs a bit of work but click over to the “Hot Rates” section of Hotel Hustle and pick your favorite brand. The best 1% of results from the past couple days will be displayed. Obviously award space and cash rates change relatively often so this data will, too. It is limited to only the past 3 days of searches at most and from there only the best of the best in terms of point valuations on bookings.

    If clicking on a webpage is too much work for you there’s another way to get the latest information: Twitter. Not quite as much data because that would be too many tweets, but if you follow the @HotelHustle account you can get updates throughout the day on great deals and rates your fellow travelers are finding.

    Great rate at Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax May 11 to May 13 $299.00 or 15000/nt 1.9933cpp. See more:

    — Hotel Hustle (@HotelHustle) April 6, 2015

    Great rate at Four Points by Sheraton Portland East July 3 to July 5 $184.00 or 3000/nt 6.1333cpp. See more:

    — Hotel Hustle (@HotelHustle) April 5, 2015

    Great rate at Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown June 11 to June 12 $409.00 or 8000/nt 5.1125cpp. See more:

    — Hotel Hustle (@HotelHustle) April 5, 2015

    And those keep coming up fresh, just like the data on the website. Lots of great information there and following is just a click away.

    How else would you like to see these great deals? Give me some suggestions and I’ll see what I can do to make it happen.

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