From the information Marriott provided this spring, it appeared that if you earned LT Gold under the legacy requirements by 12/31, you would be grandfathered into LT Platinum.
However, according to the new Terms & Conditions Marriott recently posted (see below), this does not appear to be the case. It appears that only those earning LT Platinum under legacy requirements will be grandfathered into the next higher level.
ii. Legacy Programs Lifetime Elite Status Criteria: In addition to earning Lifetime Elite Status on the above criteria, through December 31, 2018, Members can earn Lifetime Elite Status under their Legacy Program requirements listed below.
A. Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Legacy Lifetime Elite Status Achievement Criteria:
- Lifetime Silver Elite: 250 Qualifying Nights + 1,200,000 Points
- Lifetime Gold Elite: 500 Qualifying Nights + 1,600,000 Points
- *Lifetime Platinum Elite: 750 Nights + 2,000,000 Points
* Members who achieve Lifetime Platinum Elite Status under the Marriott Rewards legacy requirements by December 31, 2018 will be grandfathered into Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite Status.