How does the double count of status year work for the merge? I assume it’s only on earned status and reciprical statuses don’t count.
What about this scenario? Say this year I earned 25 nights under SPG and 25 nights under MR. on August 1st both of these becomes Gold Elite before I merge them. When I merge them, does it get counted as two Golds for the purpose of Lifetime status qualifications? Or just a single Platinum because I didn’t earn a Marriott Gold, which requires 50 nights prior to the merge.