Do you tell your host at your "regular" hotel (where I already have a reservation) if you're now staying at a competitors hotel? This probably sounds dumb but I'm just wondering how they treat that information. Do they veiw you as not loyal and become less friendly in the future, possibly try to entice you to continue staying with them or totally understand and just hope you return again in the future? I know comps are primairly mathematical these days so the idea that they may offer some add'l comp to get you to continue staying w/ them seems unlikely. So if that is true....my thought was to just say we can't make the trip and keep it low key but as trivial as it sounds....I really dislike not just telling the truth.