2017. New year. New goals. New strategies to accomplish these goals. For me, one goal is to achieve and maintain platinum status with Marriott Rewards from here on out. Gold has been good, the benefits very solid, but platinum is where the points are. More points, more fun! A better shot at a room upgrade never hurts either. With the Starwood merge, there may be more plats than ever. I don't want to be left out in the "gold cold!" So, 9 stays in 3 months (or really 4 since they are giving me all of January, plus February, March and through the end of April.)
Let the stays begin!