I just found this in the Marriott Rewards facebook site. A person wrote in asking about how to achieve Lifetime Platinum. Below is the response from Marriott. I'm trying to not be paranoid, but they adjusted the levels a couple of years back. This message doesn't feel good. What do you think?
"Lifetime status is a combination of years at level, total nights and total spend. If you can be a bit patient - we're conducting analysis right now to confirm whether our criteria is appropriately set. The goal is to be absolutely explicit about how one achieves Lifetime status and we'll communicate it during the renewal timeframe (your membership is valid until the end of February). Thanks for your interest!"
I am crossing my fingers that our dear friends at Marriott are not going to raise the qualifications. I know there are plenty of folks that bang the drum about dwindling benefits, this would just add to the chorus.