Thank you for letting me know how I can get the current point balance. But I thought it would be easy enough for Marriott to implement such a feature on the web site to show the current balance so that we don't have to track with our Excel spreadsheet, etc. They have the numbers. Why not just show the numbers like they do with the number of nights stayed this year, lifetime, or otherwise.
You can read your total lifetime rewards nights in your account status. However, to understand what you need to achieve Lifetime Silver (400 I believe), Gold (500 I believe) and Platinum(750) and you also need to know your lifetime total points, Number of years you have participated in MR and have achieved the respective level at least once during your Lifetime. It is a good idea to maintain a spreadsheet and calling MR will update you on present status.
They are indeed the number of nights necessary for the lifetime elite levels. Lifetime Platinum is the 750 nights and 2,000,000 points accumulated, I'd suspect you will have the 2 million with your 1600 paid nights or be darn close.
"IAHFLYR" mentions correctly the number of nights I put in parenthesis is the number of stayed nights and it also includes the number of nights you get as credit from your Marriott Rewards Credit card. That is, every year you get (15) nights free to start the year and you also get (1) night stay credit for every 3,000 rolling dollars spent(rolling $ means if you charge $5,000 this month you get 1 night and only need $1,000 next month for your next night credit).
The big thing I want to explain is that in order to achieve Lifetime Platinum status you also need to be enrolled in the program for 12 years.
One question I ask is :
What is the difference between Platinum Premier and Platinum Elite?
Perhaps you should start a new discussion about the differences between Platinum Elite and Platinum Premier. I became Platinum Premier this year but don't see any differences in service or number of points or anything. I asked one of the Marriott employee and he didn't know either other than that only first 5% of the elite members qualified for it.
Never heard the 12 year requirement. Probably runs hand in hand for most anyway, taking that long to accumulate. I have nearly 1200 Life time nights, but it is time to check the points account. If you hit life time God for example, and say you don't travel anywhere the next year, and no rollover nights, do you always start towards Platinum from that level? I guess you would.
If you email them via the website, they will email you back with the totals and then you can email back and forth to get updates once you have an email thread. Marriott should update their web system to allow these cumulative totals to be seen on the user account page, but I've not seen any progress in that area yet.