Am correct that 2017 nights still roll over for credited nights in 2018??
You are correct. This is the last year for rollover nights, so any nights in excess of what you need to retain your current status (after excluding rollover nights from last year) will rollover into 2018.
A newbie question on rollover nights... So this means that as I've stayed 150+ nights at Marriott properties during 2017, I'll automatically continue to enjoy my current Platinum status until the end of 2019 (as I now have the required 75 nights rolling over to 2018)? What if I wouldn't stay any "real" nights during 2018? And this is what stops happening from 2018 onward?
150+ nights at Marriott would result in enough rollover nights (assuming you that total doesn't include any rollover nights from the previous year) that you would not need to stay at Marriott at all in 2018 to renew your Platinum status for another year (through 2019). Of course, by not staying you don't get to take advantage of the benefits of being Platinum.
After this year, rollover nights will be no more meaning that each year, everyone will start at 0 nights. Until you reach some level of Lifetime status, you'll need to earn 10, 50, or 75 nights to reach Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Those nights can be earned from stays (paid or redemption), credit cards, or "Rewarding Events."
Wow, I was unaware they were doing away with this in the future. Glad I stumbled on this question. I have 204 nights rolling over into 2018 (after the 75 subtracted). It sounds like my excess remaining nights at the end of next year will not count in 2019. *Sigh* I guess I need to haul butt to accomplish lifetime Plat in 2018!
If you are reading this, you will know that you start to lose customers. I have 130nights this year in 2017. And this is the last year the rollover nights will work. My first business trip for the new year 2018 starts on 2nd January 2018 and I have already switched to IHG hotels. I am a hardcore Marriott loyalist and I have always try to stay in Marriott group hotels everywhere I go, but with this change, there will be no more incentive for me to stay beyond 75days. I presume that is how your marketing team analyse the current group of customers. Instead of me staying 130nights, now you will see me staying 75nights. That's 55nights of revenue lost. Good Luck!
A Platinum Elite...
Two quick points. First, Marriott is not reading this, so your message to them will go unheard. Second, by your logic, once someone reaches Lifetime Platinum and no longer needs to stay 75 nights to retain their Platinum status, the only smart thing to do is to leave for another hotel chain. After all, if you don't need to stay at Marriott to earn your status, what's the point of staying.
I suspect Marriott knows that most people don't stay to earn rollover nights. It's more about the points, benefits, convenience, and a host of other reasons.
Well put bejacob, it's not always about the points, while not all Marriott locations are great Most cat 5 and up are more pleasant than any hilton or sheraton i've stayed in, and I believe that if you have not reached PLT status the extra nights may not roll over but they should count toarwd reaching PLT, which if you get there then it's all about the benefits. With out status at other hotels good luck trying to get upgrades to suites or lounges, at the price of a regular room.
Well...too bad if Marriott does not read this. It's their businesses loss anyway. And it is correct we stay for points, benefits and the benefit comes from Platinum which would be obtain once you reached 75nights. Getting rollover nights is the assurance you continue to attract people for future. Anyway...that's what I feel and that is what most of the travelers from my company feels. We are a company with 180,000 employees. Not all employees travel but a significant amount of employees travel a lot and are platinum Marriott members. Let's see how if affects Marriott's business
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