Starwood Platinum Upgrade Site

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  1. jmgriffin

    jmgriffin Silver Member

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    Hello all,

    I wanted to share a project that I've been working on the past few weeks that I think is about ready for traffic. "The other message board" or whatever reference is currently in vogue now :) has a pretty extensive thread on "SPG Platinum Upgrade Success" and failures. I have found the thread quite useful when researching what upgrade I can expect at a given property. I believe it proves very useful to see what other Platinum members are receiving as upgrades to judge how well a property treats elite members -- which might sway my decision on booking in a given city.

    To try to make this data more useful and have a place to research properties in the future, I have spent my past few weeks of free time downloading and organizing data from all of the reviews (over 650 reviews!) and now have a very nice start to a Platinum upgrade review database.

    I've got a pretty detailed post on how I calculate the ratings here: http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/how-ratings-are-calculated/

    Just to give you an example of how this site might prove useful in the future, I've added all of the Bangkok properties reviewed. The following link shows a comparison of all Starwood Bangkok hotels and gives a decent idea at which are best at Platinum Upgrades:
    Bangkok: http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/tag/bangkok/
    D.C.: http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/tag/washington-d-c/
    San Francisco: http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/tag/san-francisco/

    Anyway, check it out, poke around and feel free to reply back with any suggestions, one known error is that the site is basically incompatible with IE versions 8, 9 & 10.

    And, if you feel so compelled, start submitting data form your upgrade experiences here: http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/submit-a-stay/

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    Thanks,
    Jeffrey
    http://hotels.weekendblitz.com/
     
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  2. ffitalia

    ffitalia Silver Member

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    Interesting project, I added a post to my blog to report.
    I hope you will add more brands:)
     
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    This seems like a good idea. Especially if you don't keep track of the thread and want to improve your chances of an upgrade.
     
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  4. jmgriffin

    jmgriffin Silver Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! Hope to have more properties added soon....
     

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