I have posted earlier about the “perks” of following your favorite hotels on social media. It pays to be social with hotel rewards programs and hotels themselves. I followed the Radisson Kalamazoo for a while, one day they had a contest to win a free hotel night. Nothing ventured, nothing gained so I entered. And to my surprise I won!
We picked a couple of open dates and made the call to the hotel to reserve our room. They had openings for our first choice so we made plans to stay on a Saturday night in May. A few hitches along the way made us arrive a couple of hours later than we had planned but nothing serious. We parked in the ramp across the street and waited in a short check-in line. While checking us in the friendly attendant told us we had been upgraded to the business level on the 9th floor. Wowza! Happy Anniversary to us!