In the last year, my travel habits have changed. I used to leave ARN on a Monday on a four day, four city European trip with new hotels every night. Now, I am more on six-seven day trips to one location staying at the same hotel for the entire stay.
I have a Hilton Diamond VIP and a Starwood Gold card, and many of my stays have been spread across other hotels this year. I have re-qualified for the same levels next year.
While free breakfast and upgrades (at Hilton) is appreciated, I am wondering about my future strategy. I find that smaller, local, boutique hotels provide a better experience. What is your strategy? Local versus chain/corporates?