SMD4 Lodging Thread - Plans, roommate requests, etc.

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  1. skyhook
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    I'm starting this thread to avoid clogging up the official master thread (any further). I'll update first few posts as we have more info about everyone's plans in each city, etc.

    What we know so far:
    • Cities SMD4 will visit/overnight (LAX, ZRH, SFO, IAH, ORD).
    • Official hotels named: PH Zurich, Hyatt Regency SFO, Hyatt Regency Houston.
    • (According to KOA) Tommy mentioned that there will be special rates at all the official Hyatt properties, including PH Zurich.
    • (According to KOA) Tommy mentioned that hotel booking will occur after SMD booking.
    • Rooms will need to fit wide-brimmed cowboy hats.
    What we don't know yet:
    • Full set of SMD4 attendees (some might clear off waitlist!)
    • Hyatt's sponsor challenge.
    • Exact properties for official lodging in Chicago.
     
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    Spot reserved for city-by-city breakdown of main hotels, alternate hotels, etc.


    (International portion)

    Los Angeles, November 10
    Official SMD4 Hotel: None

    Zurich, November 12
    Official SMD4 Hotel: Park Hyatt Zurich

    (Domestic portion)

    San Francisco, November 13
    Official SMD4 Hotel: Hyatt Regency SFO

    Houston, November 14
    Official SMD4 Hotel: Hyatt Regency Houston

    Chicago-ish, November 15
    Official SMD4 Hotel: ??? Reception previous evening in Schaumburg, breakfast at "Hyatt TBD" in Chicago area.

    Chicago-ish, November 16
    After official end of SMD4...
     
  3. skyhook
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    Roommate requests!

    This is not officially sanctioned by SMD4 in any way. I am not a SMD4 organizer, so please don't complain to the real organizers if something goes wrong with lodging/roommates.

    You can use this thread/form:
    - Whether you are looking for roommates in/near LAX, ZRH, SFO, IAH, and/or ORD.
    - Whether you have an existing reservation or not.
    - Whether you have status with Hyatt, other chains, or not.
    - Whether you prefer big spoon or little spoon.

    Please use this quick 4-question form to submit your roommate request. I'll copy/paste the latest data from this into this post so that folks don't have to dig too far.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFhmVGRwWEcwbGRpUlZvcXlOYlE5dlE6MQ#gid=0

    Please make sure to include whether your request is contingent on the announcement of the Hyatt challenge.

    Here are the requests as of August 7!

    If you have any adjustments or updates to your "posting" below, or if you are no longer in the market, please let me know.


    NYCAdventurer … is a… 32M … with room criteria… ZRH - Booked in Suite @ Park Hyatt … and in search of someone… No spooning please!

    aaucello … is a… LOL I'm a little spoon but I'll refrain from any type of "utensiling" this time around. I need someone who's normal, doesn't snore, and is pleasant. Brownie points for travel fanatics! … with room criteria… Seeking a roommate(s) for all cities for International and domestic portion. … and in search of someone… Ideally a female or a non-creepy male.

    Dream works … is a… 35 year old man who likes a drink and a laugh. Also must watch animal porn before going to bed. … with room criteria… I have no rooms and ideally I would like my own bed. But if I share, then I'm Big Spoon. … and in search of someone… If FrequentFlyerColl is looking, I'd room with him. And I'm sorry about the "incident" last time. You bruise way too easily.

    TelevisionTdTina … is a… Single female - Mid 40's - OWMD experienced. SMD virgin. High Energy... Non-smoker, social drinker (read not fall down drunk :p). LOW maintenance. Considerate. PM shower time preferred. … with room criteria… SFO, IAH, and ORD. … and in search of someone… Seeking similar... Musts: Non-smoker. Low maintenance. Either sex, ok.

    jaylett … is a… First timer, middle-age female non-smoker … with room criteria… "Have a reservation at the Zurich Marriott. Other cities - dependent on Hyatt Challenge" … and in search of someone… female non-smoker.

    PhillyGuy … is a… Late 20's young professional guy in healthcare … with room criteria… SFO, IAD, ORD … and in search of someone… Other young professionals

    jonk … is a… mid-30s gay male … with room criteria… intl and charter (monday night through friday night) … and in search of someone… i'm not one for late-night partying or drinking(!!!) so someone who is an early-to-bed type would be great. not picky re male or female.

    skyhook … is a… mid-20s attached male … with room criteria… All intl/domestic - have Hyatt Diamond, including award res at PH Zurich (2 twins) … and in search of someone… no smoking, no creepy, no spooning before breakfast.

    Scottrick ... is a... mid-20s attached male (and I'm a Diamond guest...) ... with room criteria... all intl/domestic; existing reservations at Four Points LAX and PH Zurich (booked kings, but will change to twins)... and in search of someone... generally in bed by midnight; morning shower; I like to drink but not pass out

    alfagirl ... is a... married, female ... with room criteria... Zurich... and in search of someone... prefer female (if only 1 bathroom), separate bed

    davef139... is a... 20s male... with room criteria... Probably all cities and Schaumburg/ORD on Nov 9, i should have a award room at PH ZRH ... and in search of someone... Looking to keep booking in my name, for promo. If you snore, you may get punched in the face, be warned.

    ldnewman ... is a ... 25M -- googler, giraffes OK, SFO based, relative milepoint/travel hacking n00b. ... with room criteria... Domestic only, no existing reservations, but based in SFO so looking for a roommate in Houston and Chicago. No particular preference as far a rooms go -- generally the cheaper the better.... and in search of someone... Hierarchy of preferences: Scotch Gin Bourbon IPA ... ... Hypnotiq

    pshuang ... is a ... Middle-aged male who haven't discovered any fetishes yet, unless you count travel, in which case many of us here are guilty. Haven't been on any milepost-specific sponsored DOs although I've been to a few of the FlyerTalk dinner DOs and invited a few FlyerTalk'ers to enjoy complimentary Hyatt Regency restaurant breakfast buffets. Generally a mellow guy. I've roomed with lots of people (both men and women) at non-work conferences. I don't snore and I'm tidy without being OCD. ... with room criteria... Doing domestic portion only. Currently booked a two-bed award room at Hyatt Regency SFO, a two-bed award room at Hyatt Regency Houston, and a two-bed revenue room at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg (Thursday and Friday nights, plus separate Saturday night reservation, as I'm signed up for the Giddy Up Day also). Am Hyatt Diamond member looking forward to hearing what Hyatt's special offer will be and will re-book my SFO and Houston nights as a revenue night if needed to qualify. If prospective roommate is also interested in the Hyatt special offer when announced, I'm open to internal bidding to see who pays more to be the person whose Gold Passport account is credited. And if the offer is so awesome that we decide to part ways and book our own rooms, no hard feelings! ... and in search of someone... Mild preference for female roommate. Interested in having somebody with whom to naturally wander around the DO events. References upon request. :)

    Au4882 ... is a... 30-ish male. Awesome in most regards. ... with room criteria...
    ZRH - I have a room at the Sheraton across the street. Willing to share with someone to split costs (~$380 USD total) Otherwise, I'm open to sharing elsewhere... PH, or anywhere.
    SFO - I have a room with King, but would like to share with someone who has 2 doubles booked to split costs
    IAH - I have a room with King, but would like to share with someone who has 2 doubles booked to split costs
    ORD - I have a room with King, but would like to share with someone who has 2 doubles booked to split costs
    ... with roommate criteria... Don't be too weird...
     
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  4. NYCAdventurer

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    I prefer to share room to help with costs. Have a suite booked at the Park Hyatt Zurich
     
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    Spot reserved for something else.
     
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    Great idea skyhook in creating this thread, thanks!
     
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    Waiting for details on the domestic nights, but I'll definitely be interested in sharing a room in ZRH.
     
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    Love the spreadsheet thing, didn't know about this feature! Thanks for putting all this together!
     
  9. Gabed1

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    As a first timer, what is the general protocol? Do mot people share rooms or book their own? I get the sense that very little time is spent in the room.
     
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    I only attended the OWMD, it seemed most people got their own room. I shared and plan on sharing again.
     
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    I would offer but worry for my roommate's sanity as I tend to snore (and sound like I am choking to death when I don't snore!) :)
     
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    Looking for a someone to split with in Zurich and LA, I think LAX Hilton is ideal for the Sat night. Although I think HR Century has airport shuttle which I would do too. Would like to hear others thoughts on Zurich hotels, I have diamond in both and enough for rewards. I will probably be in Chicago through Sunday also if anyone is interested with a car.
     
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    Tommy replied to my email on Sat that Hyatt will have special rates for all the hotels including Zurich. The hotel booking will begin after the charter booking. This is not an official notice, just fyi
     
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    There have been benefits in the past like free Hyatt Diamond for those who attend, but IIRC, it goes only to the person who booked the rooms. So if you are someone's roommate and this is offered, you may lose out.
     
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    That is very good to know.
     
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    Thanks, updated.
     
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    I'm with Corey - I plan on sharing all rooms... we're not in there too much anyway from what I hear
     
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    Suggest adding roommate snoring preferences to the requests
     
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    most get their own rooms, though depending on the rates, some do share (I shared with OWMD, and am waiting to see the rates for this one before I decide on sharing).
     
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    At the launch Tommy mentioned that you will have to be in all 3 Hyatts (during the official portion of SMD4) to qualify for the Hyatt promotion.

    The ZRH one is not required, IIRC.
     
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    + apnea-induced seizures and hacking noises! :p
     
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    How about the person that books the room pay a little more for the status and the person sharing pays a little less. I am sure that a lot of do'ers already qualified for status/don't care about status. I guest it's all depend on the promotion that Hyatt gonna put out.
     
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    I am not sharing my Diamond welcome amenity, just so you know. :cool:
     
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    I am applying for the chase Hyatt card - sign up bonus is two one day stays anywhere in the chain. Hopefully I can use these at the PH Zurich.
    Gotta save some money for any auctions during the do.

    Open for sharing if I can get a room.

    Update: 7/23 by the time the sign up bonuses were posted, it was not available to book. Looking for other hotels to book.
     
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    Did the same thing, though I'm hoping to save those free nights for the PH Tokyo for the UA123 DO in March :cool:. So I'm also open to sharing in ZRH.
     

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