This is not a question about penny pinching, I am just curious.
I have 46 elite nights this year. Soon I should get a birthday night making 47. Then I have a 5 night stay booked, with double elite nights. So at the end I will have 57 nights, therefore Gold.
But when does the Gold kick in? Do I become Gold 2 days into the stay when I will have 2 nights doubled, so 51 nights? After 3 nights if the promo nights are added at the end? Or after the stay when I should register 57 nights, and still get silver points on the final bill?
Like I say, it doesn't matter to me at all. I am just curious how these things work.