How is the footprint of Hyatt in smaller markets, the sort typically served by Hyatt place level properties these days? Back in 2011 I tried to make them work for a while, but the coverage was poor enough vs. SPG+Hilton that I felt like I needed to choose SPG or Hyatt, with only SPG a sure thing for top tier. HPs pricing out at 35+% premiums over comparable SPG and Hilton properties a few times was also a factor. Since then, both SPG and Hyatt have added multiple properties that I've noticed in locations I frequent, and with the the recent devaluation of Hilton I'm looking more strongly at alternatives. Also, some locations where I was priced out I am no longer visiting. I think property availability may have gotten good enough that I can manage sufficient stays/nights at both starwood and Hyatt, but wanted some feedback. Travel profile: Primarily work travel, typical requirement is for select-service or similarly-priced hotels. Our travel policy cites Hamptons and Courtyards as examples. Full service is nice when the price is right, or when appropriate for conferences etc. Destinations are a mixture of major cities and smaller destinations (primarily college towns for the smaller) throughout the central, mountain, and southern US. Flew into 30 different domestic airports last year, and a half-dozen international (for pleasure). Most paid stays likely to be for work due to time balance. ~70-75 stays and 90-100 nights or so total. 44/59 SPG and 29/31 Hilton. When I add everything up it looks almost easy... I like the Hyatt product and program a lot. I also like the Starwood product and program a lot, and want to maintain both. I like the Hilton footprint, but am ambivalent at best regarding the product and the attractiveness of the program is mediocre at this point. Is it worth challenging to Diamond? How easy/difficult will it likely be to requalify?