One night away from platinum status...any options?

Discussion created by pennywurst on Dec 18, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2014 by zukracer

So, I'm one night away from platinum status and won't be traveling again this year.


Are there any options I have or tricks I can use to get that one night?


I am currently at 63 nights. My last stay of the year and the one I am currently on was meant to be from the 7th of December to the 19th, however I missed my flight on the 7th and the hotel was friendly and changed my reservation to be from the 8th instead. This means I lose a night, making me one night away from platinum status. They refuse to change it back.


I've been told I can't simply pay for a night and use it without personally checking in.


My elite nights from my Marriott Visa card have already posted for December, and any posted in January will not count towards my elite status.


I have a voucher for a free night in Category 1 - 4 hotels, but I am unclear if this can be used to count towards my elite status if redeemed.


Would anyone have any suggestions for what I can do to get platinum status?