I need 7 nights to renewal my current elite status. I have a booking using 7 nights certificate the end of this year 12/24-12/31 2019, which I assume will be posted early Jan next year. So I wonder whether that 7 nights will count toward 2019 or 2020 and if it counts toward 2019, will I still be able to make the annual choice given I will have to wait the posting of that stay to reach the threshold?
I noticed that there are old postings suggest that the cross-year stay 12/31-1/1 will be counted toward the year when the night is posted if it is not a paid stay. But I wonder whether that apply to all reward stay (even not cross-year). Will the reward night be counted toward the year when it is posted rather than when the stay happens?