I signed up for the Platinum challenge on 6/11 and have until 9/30 to complete 9 separate stays. Wish they'd do night because I'll have a bunch of those. Anyway, does each separate stay require the reservation to be under my name and I stay there or can I make a reservation under for my daughter under her name, pay for it and have it count towards my 9 separate stays?
Have both your names on the reservation with your Marriott Rewards # attached to the reservation. It needs to be paid w/ your credit card though to count IIRC.
Curious why you went for the Plat challenge vs. the Gold challenge if you didn't think you could get the stays in within the 90 days.
I'll put both our names on it. It's an anniversary gift so I'm paying for it anyway.
The site I read about the challenge is obviously old because it said you needed to stay 18 or 20 nights which I am able to do. When I signed up for the challenge the rep never told me it was a number of separate stays until right before she hung up. I didn't get a chance to ask any questions after she said that. I personally will actually be staying 20 nights by 9/30 so at the time I thought it would be easy for me. I have 4 trips coming up that will be 4-7 nights each. Guess I can check just book a night or two at different hotels near each other and just move which sounds silly. Already booked 1 7 night stay but can do that with the others.
This is a program that Marriott offers (when asked) that allows someone offering to change their loyalty from a competitor to Marriott. This program allows someone to immediately become Platinum and begin enjoying any benefits associated with it. The only catch is that you need to achieve a certain amount of nights/stays over an abbreviated period of time that shows Marriottt that you would likely achieve Platinum over the course of a full year.
The Platinum and Gold Challenges are also available to current Marriott Rewards members. It gives them a faster way to Gold or Platinum and taste what's it's like at that level, while they are completing their challenge. If they meet the challenge criteria for the number of nights stayed during the challenge period, they will retain that new status for the remainder of the year, and for the following year.
i don;t think there are any URLs related to this from Marriott. You have to call the marriott reward customer service line. Gold challenge is to complete 6 stays in 3 month and platinum is to complete 9 stays in 3 month. I just became Gold member now after registering for the gold challenge and completed 6 stays...