I didn't set out for it, but it appears that September of '16 will see me in eight Marriott Brands.
I just finished up five nights in New York City. Pricing in NYC right now is insane. It starts high and gets higher. I am trying to master the long term planning and price searching for this crazy city. The Lexington, an Autograph Collection property, will toss out a nice Long Term Stay rate every blue moon. The Lex was my choice for this past week.
Next up will be a three day weekend in our nation's capital. Actually, just outside. Mrs. Pained chose the weekend and the hotel(s). She wanted to go back to National Harbor just outside D.C. in Maryland. She found single night pricing at the AC and Gaylord. We've stayed in an AC property before but this will be the first Gaylord.
To continue the run, Courtyard in Clifton Park, NY...Springhill Suites Aberdeen, Md..then the big JW Houston Downtown at the special TIPPLE rate. I've been trying to use the TIPPLE rate on other stays, but it always comes up as "unavailable".
The seventh and eighth brands? Renaissance Portsmouth, VA and the Fairfield Inn & Suites NY Manhattan/Financial District...
Every time I look at these things, I say to myself "this must be some kind of Marriott record"...only to find it's not even close. So, share the most brands that you've stayed in a single month and let's see if eight will hold up.
PS...I'm scheduled to do one night in an IHG property also
That's an impressive list, painedplatinum, and I don't think I could even manage to get close!
I would have to say the most brands I have stayed at in a one month period was when I was in Asia last year on an extended work trip with some leisure time either side, and that was only 4 brands!
Top effort, sir!
Wow painedplatinum. That is impressive. I've had an active brand year myself. The JW in Houston in a couple weeks will be my 14th distinct brand for the year. I'm still looking into the possibility of an RC stay (in Atlanta) before the end of the year, so I have a chance of increasing to 15.
I can't quite equal 8 in one month, but February 2016 I did get to 7 brands over 8 stays.
2/4 Savannah Marriott Riverfront
2/5-2/6 Vacation Club Surfwatch Hilton Head
2/13 AC Cincinnati West Chester
2/14 Towneplace Suites Columbus Airport (night before a trip)
2/15 Gaylord Texan
2/26 Marriott Columbus Airport (again before a trip) 2nd Marriott stay this month
2/27 Aruba Renaissance Resort & Casino
2/28 Courtyard Charlotte Airport North (stuck overnight due to a delayed flight)
Almost makes me wish I had chosen the SHS or FFI at the Columbus Airport instead of the Marriott. Almost.
Looks like I had 7 stays in May, but 5 of those were Marriott. Have 7 planned for September, though only 5 brands.
I'll be surprised if anyone beats 8 brands in one month. Good job!
Well I originally planned 8 Marriott brands in September and 2 IHGs making a total of 10 brands in the month but IHG's Accelerate promo came up so I swapped out a FFI stay for a HIX, so in September I'm now making 7 Marriott brands and 2 IHG which equals the total number of brands you're doing with your 8 Marriott and 1 IHG.
My Marriott "September Seven" will be:
JW Marriott once
Marriott FS thrice
Residence Inn twice
Springhill Suites once
And my 2 IHG's are Crowne Plaza (once) and Holiday Inn Express (twice)
However I may be able to claim the number of different hotels this month, 11 different Marriotts and 3 different IHG's making 14...
This is BIG brightlybob !! I'll say well done!...but many will claim that you've lost your mind...lol..all that checking in and out.