We have a wedding to attend later in the year. Rooms have been blocked at a chain where I have points. The cash rates are decent if I want to go that route. I asked our host for a list of other hotels close by. Her list + Google maps were a great help in planning our stay. I know my wife wants to stay at the same property as her friends, but if I can get a better rate using points at another close chain, well, you know what I'll do. After a back and forth e mail, my friends writes the following: Just out of curiosity, if you have points, why would you not want to make it convenient and easier for yourself and have a room where the wedding will take place and where most (or) everyone will also be located? I tried explaining the rational why, but let's face it, she doesn't understand the mind of a Milepoint member. I'm sure you the reader, understands.