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upgrades at the Niceroy

I spent the past weekend with 3 girlfriends in Palm Springs and was amazed at how empty the town appeared to be. We stayed at the Viceroy (or the Niceroy as dubbed by some), and arrived to be informed that we were upgraded to the largest private villa on the property.

I wonder if the room upgrade was indicative of the state of the travel industry – is this common now?-  or was it just a slow weekend? We imagined that more people would be in Palm Springs given the change of weather along with recent fires in that have made the air quality in LA less than optimal. Will there be more big deals and random upgrades in our future? If so, I’ll be happy to travel more! Now if Continental would upgrade my upcoming flight to Cleveland to first class…