Well, I'm at 16 stays, and have three assuredly planned for non-MR purposes. Travel plans next year likely are consistent with this year. Today's query is should I motor through to 25 for Diamond. My circumstances: I live in Northern Virginia and can take advantage of MR's at the Dulles cluster of Hyatt properties. My nephews who live in the Dulles area think that staying at a hotel and having a breakfast buffet are among the most awesome things in the galaxy. When I am on the road for work, I get a fixed per diem, and free brekky and club lounge mitigate the cost of boarding my dog, which pretty much is a bit over half of my per diem. (I know, its my lifestlye choice and a fixed cost in any circumstances). Absent diamond breakfast, I'd likely spend a max of $8 on breakfast. My guess is that 4 or 5 MR's will do the trick. Out of pocket, about $350, and the nephews will love me that much more. I could just enjoy Diamond thru February 28, and see if I want to re-up for 2014. Advice?