The US dollar is too strong to justify paying in points in Australia (see Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin). My bank account is too weak to pay $120 a night for Holiday Inns.
Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.
I've said my fair share of negatives regarding 737 business class (see Ethiopian Business JNB-ADD: The Worst Flight Experience). My flight from Sydney to Darwin was on a 737 but my take on the flight is only positive.