I’m a big data nerd, and I like things like maps and charts and statistics.
It’s why I’m obsessed with websites like FlightMemory where I can track the otherwise useless minutiae like how many times I’ve flown an L-1011 (22) or how many distinct city pairs I’ve flown (445). It’s a clunker of a site, but I like weird crap like that.
Now, one of the things I love most about the swan-songing SPG program (bitter tears) is the Dashboard where you can get cool stats about your program participation (and yes, with maps) but only for the current year. I want to see the whole banana.
The other day, I was reviewing the page where I (in a very low-tech manner) log all the hotels I’ve stayed at, and I thought to myself, there’s got to be a way to put this into a chart. So I spent some quality time with Excel inputting data, and I made a few.
At the time of this writing, I’ve stayed at 173 hotel properties, including the ones that have been closed or reflagged since I’ve stayed there. For purposes of numbers, I count how the property was flagged at the time of my visit.
Wow. That’s a lot of Starwood. No wonder I wrote this post.
Now that’s just major hospitality companies – that doesn’t even begin to drill down into the brands themselves. If I tease apart Starwood, I imagine Sheraton will be overrepresented.
Was I right, or was I right?
Mostly Sheratons and Westins, and I’m honestly shocked that I’ve stayed in that many Luxury Collection properties, although at least one (The Fairfax at Embassy Row) has since reflagged.
Two of those St. Regis properties are also gone: The St. Regis Los Angeles, which has been closed, and the building demolished, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach, which has reflagged as an independent property.
Another look is by property scale. With Westin and Sheraton my go-to’s, it’s no surprise that Upper Upscale accounts for 55% of the total, followed by Luxury at 19%.
My most hotel’d state is California, followed by Washington and Texas.
I’ll slice and dice a bit more later, but isn’t it fun to fiddle with numbers?