I am 1 night shy of earning gold status. I'm sure that the answer is somewhere on the website but I have not been able to find out how long you retain your status after you earn it. Is it worth it for me to stay 1 night to earn gold status before the new year? Will I lose the status on January 1st and have to start over again? Sorry this is a rookie question but I couldn't find the answer anywhere.
Like Kernitzki says, if you achieve Gold this year, you'll retain it for all of next year. As far as whether or not it's worth it, is the cost of one night's stay worth an extra 5% bonus point earnings, free wifi, possibility of free room upgrades, gold status elite offers, free breakfasts and CL privileges (except weekends in the U.S.) at full service properties for all of next year? It would be for me.