Recently I was awarded with temporary gold elite status that doesn't expire until the end of June 2016. In the fine print, it says I can maintain the gold through February 2018 if I stay at a Marriott 6 times before the temporary gold elite runs out. Then in an even finer print, it states that a stay is defined as consecutive nights stayed at the same hotel. Does this mean that in order for me to maintain the gold, I can't stay at one property for 3 nights, then a month later stay at another property for an additional 3 nights? It has to literally be at the same hotel for 6 nights straight? Lastly, would I be able to use my existing points to stay at the required 6 nights? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.