A couple of months ago, there were a number of questions regarding when Marriott would change an Elite Platinum member to the Lifetime Platinum level (after meeting all qualifications of course). The consensus was that as long as the Platinum level was acheived each year, the lifetime status would not be awarded until the year the annual Platinum qualifications were not met. I have been platinum for the past 2 years, and am currently a Platinum member. I did receive my lifetime status even though I earned Platinum status this year with over 100 nights so far. Does this answersthe question going forward?