Does anybody have a comprehensive understanding of how this works? I called the Rewards hotline and even they could not explain it to me and suggested I contact a local hotel. The questions I have are: is there any size or dollar limit you must meet to qualify as a meeting? Is renting a room at a Fairfield inn for 1 day enough to qualify? And does Marriott take into account nights accumulated plus meetings to determine reward level status? For example I am a silver member and have no trouble maintaining that status. But I will struggle to hit 50 nights to get to gold. It just seems like a wide gap. If I have 30 stays and book 3 meetings will they bump me up to Gold? I also would be hard pressed to book 5 meetings for automatic Gold status but could probably hit 2 or 3. Currently my company books meetings at a Holiday Inn, but I have the influence to change this if Marriott will make it worth my while.