SMH... another "problem" with deciding where to stay on my end... I have an upcoming conference from Gartner at the Hilton at the end of September, and I have no Hilton status (gave up on them early in the year). I've been putting all my eggs on the Hyatt (Platinum), IHG (Platinum) and SPG (Gold) baskets, but of course it's hard to overlook the convenience of the venue hosting the event. It's a nice hotel too, complete with a lazy river and all that, although I'm not sure I'm going to have enough downtime to enjoy it. The other chains have some pretty bland properties in the general vicinity, although I can probably spend a couple of days in town before/after the event and just do whatever I want. So... what would you do if you were in my shoes?