Lifetime Platinum - downgrade?

Discussion created by pancake2000 on Feb 21, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2017 by labatarelle

Just received my 2016 card.  Instead of Platinum Premier, which I have been for the last 5 years, my card is Platinum Elite Lifetime.  Is this a downgrade - i.e. a soft landing and I am being cut?  From what I have read, Lifetime Platinum is not even on the same scale as Platinum as far as upgrades, late checkouts, etc.  I am still accruing stays at Marriott and easily qualified for Platinum last year.  Other chains have matched my loyalty, and perhaps I should stop prioritizing my stays with Marriott and give the other chains my business.  I have gone out of my way the past 13 years to stay at Marriott and am disappointed that they have chosen to disrespect my loyalty by giving me a lower status, which apparently is considered low man on the totem pole.  there would be no benefit to continue staying with Marriott then for reduced benefits.  Am i correct to presume that one cannot be Platinum Premier and Lifetime Platinum at the same time?