I recently started traveling for work and I cannot be more excited. I have the Marriott Rewards Credit Card and therefore have silver status. I was told by a co-worker to call Marriott Rewards and apply for the Platinum Challenge. I called after reading some of the reviews on this site, but was told I could only do the Gold Challenge which was 6 stays in 3 months. They told me I would be Gold once I finished the challenge and I could only do a challenge that is the current level above me.
When I told my co-workers, they told me they were all able to do the Platinum Challenge even when they were Silver. Is there another way to go about this or am I already stuck in the Gold Challenge?