Moving up rewards tiers during a single stay

Discussion created by hching21 on Jan 9, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 by communitymanagers

Hi everyone, I had a question that I tried to find the answer to, but couldn't seem to find it anywhere, and was hoping someone had some experience with this.  I will be staying for about 4 months at a Residence Inn and looking at the reward tiers, it looks like I will be moving up to platinum by the end of my stay.  My question is will I automatically be advanced tiers during my stay and be able to take advantage of the benefits like enhanced internet and bonus points immediately?  Or do I have to "check out" to complete a stay and then check back in on a new reservation to reap the benefits?  I was trying to think about how to maximize my points and figured maybe there are some experts in this group that have already figured it out.  I'm starting from zero points.  I could also open a marriot rewards credit card, but not sure it would be worth it since I already have a chase sapphire reserve card...