Alex shared our monster day of airline award bookings earlier this week. We couldn’t have done it without this crazy points and miles hobby of ours. But as you know, flights are only half of an award trip. So we spent the next few days plotting out our hotel stays and booked over 25 award nights combined. Since we like Park Hyatt’s as an aspirational award, there was a slight slant towards staying at those properties.
These award nights are spread out all across the world given our flight plans illustrated below. We’ve added in two more awards to the Caribbean that were recently booked.
Total Hotel Award Booking Damage To Loyalty Accounts
2 ) Hyatt Regency Aruba – booked 2 night getaway in club level room for 54,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points
3 ) Ritz Carlton St Thomas – booked 5 nights for 200,000 Marriott points
4 ) St Regis Singapore – booked 1 night for connection to Maldives for 20,000 SPG points
5 ) Park Hyatt Sydney – booked 5 nights for 110,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points
6 ) Sheraton Port Douglas – booked 5 nights for 48,000 SPG points
7 ) Park Hyatt Washington DC – booked 1 night for 22,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points
All in, we redeemed about 586,000 points for hotel stays during our flights of over 63,063 miles. This is a lot of points considering I had just redeemed over 1,734,000 points and miles last year alone with Mrs Weekly Flyer. These awards will make it possible to visit some interesting places that we could not have otherwise afforded to take. Keep an eye out for these trip reports later in the year, we’ll definitely share updates along the way.