That is very good advice, thank you. I was thinking the 2-night stays would be easier than the 1-night stays I saw, since there would be more time to do the interactions. So I was leaning away from the 1-night ones. But I guess I should try one of those first. Which interactions are you able to do before check-in?
.... The pandemic though ... I have done a few (less than 10) very high end shops in the past year (think $2K a NIGHT places) and it just isn't worth it to me the way it used to be... service levels are down (some of this is due to COVID and "no touch" and some is due to being understaffed due to people being out sick or high risk) and the reports are even more extensive and more work then ever. I decided in November I was done and was just going to buy experiences going forward.
ProG's list is a LOT more than most hotel shops require.
But most hotel shops are not for those very high end properties. Excellent hotels without resort amenities produce tons of hotel rewards points with far fewer interactions and less demanding narratives.
ProG's list is accurate to the original question - which is "high end" hotel shops with reimbursement of $2K or more. Coyle, Guest Check TrueGuest, and others that operate in this space do expect this amount of detail. A 40 page, single space, 10 point font report for two nights is typical, not out of bounds.