Jetsetter’s Guide to Getting a Hotel Room Upgrade
Every seasoned globetrotter knows that there are two rites of passage to perform before you can call yourself a true travel expert: completing the successful mileage redemption and securing the equally triumphant hotel room upgrade. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a VIP or rocket scientist to achieve the latter, that is as long as you a) don’t show up at the reception desk looking like a complete vagabond and b) follow these tried-and-true tips for snagging a better room for the same price. Just beware that there are no surefire ways to land a hotel room upgrade—it’s more of an art than a science. Read on for nine tricks of the trade.