Is 68 nights enough?

Discussion created by crockerjq on Nov 29, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 29, 2015 by carat



I have been in the mid-to-high 60s for stays the last two years, and both years I have been granted Platinum Status by Marriott.

This year is much the same.  I am probably going to end up with 68 nights.

Does anyone have any insight into the formula Marriott uses for those who receive the "almost" upgrade?

I have expensive stays in Europe and reservations for more in 2016.

I've been a Platinum and Marriott member for many years.

Obviously, it would be nice to have Platinum Status next year, but I'm not sure it is worth spending $700 on nights I do not need.


Side Note: If the United Airlines Silver Status is offered again next year, it would make the $700 more appealing.  Is there anything confirming this?  We had to wait until mid-December last year for confirmation...


Anyway, ANY thoughts or references greatly appreciated.