Really missing my gold status, any short cuts other than 50 stays to get it back? My company may not like me paying for high speed internet?
Marriott Rewards credit card is a good first step.
If you haven't taken any status challenge in the last 12 months and you are currently Silver Elite status, you could call Customer Service to request a Road To Gold status challenge.
This means that you'll have the remainder of the month + 3 whole calendar months to complete the challenge for which you will need to either complete 6 paid stays or 12 paid nights (you will need to choose which version you will want upon requesting the challenge).
After that, you will get Gold Elite status, which should be good until February 2020. But you could be eligible to start a Platinum Challenge in September 2019, if that will still be offered in the new program that will be introduced in August this year (by then it should be the Platinum Premier challenge).
Thanks, I will give that a try!
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