Last summer, I spent 5 days down at Hollywood Beach at the Westin Diplomat. It was fantastic. One of the best Westins I've ever stayed at. Incredible pools, great stretch of beach, and good restaurants and bars. Also, some of the best recognition/treatment of its "Platinum" members of any of the Starwood properties.
Well, this weekend, I was thinking about heading to AC to play some of dem poker. But, apparently, Harrah's would still rather sell rooms for $350 a night to the club kids crowd (who don't gamble, and generally trash the joint) than comp an actual gambler a room for the weekend. F that.
So, I thought, why not head back to the Diplomat for the weekend. A change of pace. Plus, I've got to work on my tan a bit more so I'm ready for the pool at Aria Labor Day Weekend.
Thusly, 45,000 USAIRWAYS miles and 36,000 SPG points later, I'm freerolling a first class flight down to FLL tonight and an ocean view corner suite at one of my favorite resorts.
Life is rough sometimes . . .