Under the new programme where can one see their status from the past years.
a) will it consider nights and elite statuses for the past years or you start from scratch?
It will consider nights and elite status for the past years from both programs for lifetime status.
b) if yes, where can one see their status from the past years.
spg has a nice page on their website showing how many past elite years but marriott does not at this point. I have a feeling that it will be coming soon but you might be able to find that information by calling.
Interesting you found our your status by year for Marriott so easily. I called and was told they would be communicating it in July.
I'm probably close to the same situation where it might mean the difference between LTS in the new program or LTG probably by 2020 or 2021 though I have to guess since I don't know.
If travels and the 15 elite night credits and $3K spend gets 1 night credit with the 'old' Marriott Visa, it shouldn't be that unreasonable to get lifetime platinum 3 years after the LTG.
I have very few nights over the years with SPG properties since most places I travel had few if any SPG properties. Most of my activity was Marriott based. I have 830 nights but I typically stay at GOV rates so my point total is less than a normal business traveler. I currently have 1.5M points on the books and was probably going to make LTG around mid year 2019. I have no idea how many years of Platinum I've had over the years but I've probable been gold for 10+ years and platinum for 5+ years. The qualifications for yearly Platinum under the new system is only 50 nights/year (which is Gold under the old Rewards system but would have been Platinum under SPG's old system). What I'm really wondering is if the old Rewards members are going to get screwed under the new system (if i'd been able to satay at SPG properties I would have been LTP several years ago under the old SPG system) or if all the years as gold (under Rewards) will count toward Platinum under the new combined system. LTG in Rewards gave you some of the benefits that LTP gives under the new system (e.g. lounge access, points bonus, etc..). I think the new system may screw over us guys that are right on the cusp of making LTG under the old system but will not make it by Dec 31, 2018. Just what I'm thinking; maybe the new system will surprise me.
firstname.lastname@example.org I've also got >700 nights but only 1.3m points. I've not much travel planned this year and no other options such as credit card since I am not a US resident. From memory, I have 8 years platinum and 1 year gold with Marriott (travel started reducing last year). Hence, there is no use for me to status match with SPG now since it will be mapped to gold and will not be any useful to LTP under the new programme. Will wait for the travel to pick up to go for Platinum in the new programme to get the LTP.
This sucks. Marriott didn't give us enough time to try and get the next level of Lifetime Status.
Currently, I have Lifetime Gold, 600 nights and 1,960,000 points.
If I use my Marriott Visas for everything, I can get the points to 2 million. But no way can I get up to 750 elite nights.
I just spoke to a Marriott Rewards rep. This is what he said: "You will never be able to earn the Lifetime Platinum Premier Status."
He explained that if I had Lifetime Platinum Status right now (or achieved by 12/31/2018), I would be grandfathered in, but there is NO WAY to EVER achieve that status once the program changes. That is what he kept repeating.
He also told me that the 600 nights and 10 years platinum is with the new program, not the old. So even though I will have 10 years platinum and 600 nights with the old program, it doesn't qualify me for the Lifetime Platinum Premier Status in the new program.
I am disappointed and dismayed. Just when the Lifetime Platinum status of the current program was within another year's reach, it got taken away.
Oh well, now I don't have to work so hard.
I can cancel one of my Marriott Visas as there will be no more stacking and I will save the annual fee.
I will begin using my cash back credit cards, as there is no point to trying to build up elite nights to achieve the lifetime platinum level under the old rules. (I would want the new Lifetime Platinum Premier).
The rewards programs are free, so I can't really complain. It is at their discretion.
Just book 15 cheap Rewarding Events meetings. They give you 10 nights each, that will give you the 150 nights you need. Deduct off any nights you're already going to get from the credit card or stays, and you could probably do it for <10.
Thanks ericp. I appreciate your comment. I live in Los Angeles and have tried to go that route before. The meeting rooms are so expensive here and the ones that are more reasonable don't participate in the rewards of 10 elite nights for some reason.
I will try again.
Thanks very much.
ericp: I just called 2 Marriott brands where the rate was reasonable comparatively, but the sales manager said I just get points for what I spend on the event room, no elite night credit.
What is the key to getting 10 elite night credits per rewarding event just renting the room?
I wonder if I am not asking the right questions.
They have to participate in the Rewarding Events program. Hit the Events link from the top of the main Marriott site or just go over here Rewards Travel | Book Events with Marriott and put your search in. Courtyards often you can rent a small room for an afternoon for $100.
They have said that they will use the lifetime stays and points you currently have and those roll into the new system. As far as seeing where you lie in the new system, I do not believe there is a place that shows that as of yet...
Would you like to donate some points lol
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