My wife’s upcoming business conference in Boston
I have already booked free round trip flights to Boston for my wife on American Airlines. We used 42,500 American Airlines miles and paid $11.20 in taxes and fees. This has saved us a total of $543.80 on flights (conservative estimate of value).
I was happy to find out that her business meeting will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, which coincidentally is a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) property.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel has rates that are quite expensive for the nights my wife needed hotel stay. The cash price for staying at this hotel is minimum $353 a night, the prepaid rate. A two-night stay would have cost $706 to stay at this hotel! While there are many hotel or airbnb options close by the Sheraton Boston Hotel, it doesn’t get more convenient than staying at the same site of the conference.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel is an SPG category 5, which means that it costs 14,000 Starpoints for a free award night, and 28,000 Starpoints for 2 free nights. Expensive.