Just want to make sure I'm reading the terms and conditions correctly. Anyone who has lifetime platinum elite status as of 12/31/2018 will be grandfathered into lifetime platinum premier elite. Is that the way others read section 4.2.f?
Not quite. You will be granted LTPP status IF you achieve LTP via the legacy criteria (750 nights + 2,000,000 points) or the "new" criteria (750 nights + 10 years as Platinum elite) by 12/31/18.
It's not quite the same as what you said:
Anyone who has lifetime platinum elite status as of 12/31/2018 will be grandfathered into lifetime platinum premier elite.
There are many people who currently have Lifetime Platinum (LTP) status, but haven't met either the legacy or new criteria to become LTPP. Many who are now LTP were formerly Lifetime Gold and were "mapped" into Lifetime Platinum on Aug. 18. If those LTP'ers don't meet either the legacy or new criteria by 12/31/18 they won't be mapped into LTPP.
So, just because you're LTP now it doesn't mean you will become LTPP on Dec. 31. You have to meet the criteria.
From -> Terms & Conditions | SPG & Marriott Rewards
4.2.f. Lifetime Elite Status Criteria. In 2018, Members can earn Lifetime Elite Status one of two ways:
i. Loyalty Program Lifetime Elite Status Criteria:
* Achievement of Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite Status is only available until December 31, 2018 and will not be continued thereafter. Members will receive notice of this Lifetime achievement in January 2019.
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:
* 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.
B. Starwood Preferred Guest Legacy Lifetime Elite Status Achievement Criteria:
I met the legacy requirements years ago when it was 1000 nights, 12 years platinum elite, and 1,000,000 points. I believe that should qualify me for grandfathering.
If you were already Lifetime Platinum before August, then you should now be LTPP. Are you not LTPP?
You will be granted LTPP status IF you achieve LTP via the legacy criteria (750 nights + 2,000,000 points) or the "new" criteria (750 nights + 10 years as Platinum elite) by 12/31/18.
Could not have explained this better or more succinctly than the above.
You'd be correct if you said legacy Marriott Rewards Lifetime Platinum (LTP) members, not anyone.
See my comment here for LTPP criteria: https://insiders.marriott.com /thread/54309?messageTarget=all&start=200&mode=comments#comment-253336.
Everything else - as martinr stated (and backed by pingreeman, and obviously me)...
Here is my current lifetime stats based on the past 20 years in SPG program, this was pretty much the same in August at time of merger (nights at end of July were 870, years at Platinum SPG same at 15, total points earned no idea since it doesn't show but should be well over 1 million SPG points which equates to over 3 million Marriott Rewards points. I don't really understand why I am not already Lifetime Premier Platinum Elite based on these numbers when Marriott Rewards members who met the 750 nights/2 million points criteria have already been granted the LPPE status, when I queried customer service the response (after 10 emails going nowhere) was that this was corporate policy and there was nothing she could do about it. So I just hope that I get it in January as the other posts seem to imply, too bad I will miss chance to earn 25% more points and get suite at Ritz Carlton (I stayed at Maui one in Aug and would have really liked to get this benefit) for last 5 months of 2018 due to what seems like unfair treatment of SPG members by new management after the merger...
You can earn lifetime status by staying with us often. Once you reach lifetime status, it lasts forever.
Your lifetime statistics
Years as Silver, Gold or Platinum: 20
Years as Gold or Platinum: 20
Years as Platinum: 15
We are staying at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua in December. First time to Hawaii and first time at a Ritz Carlton. Would being LTPP qualify for an upgrade? We are Chairman level in the Destinations Points Program but don't know if that gives any benefits at a RC. How does someone qualify for the club level since the merger or is that an extra fee for anyone? Currently Annual PP and reached LTPP in legacy and new program since merge but told LTPP status won't post until Jan 2019. Any suggestions of what to do while staying at the RC in Maui? Do we need a car? We are at the RC for 3 nights then off to the Marriott's Maui Ocean Club for 7 nights. Thanks for any info.
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