A number of years ago I participated in a Platinum challenge, entering with zero status. I completed the challenge, and kept status for a year, but due to a work change, had to switch to Starwood. With the pending acquisition, I would like to participate again now, however when I called, I was told you can only challenge one level higher. I am silver now, and was told I am already enrolled in a gold challenge, which I did not sign up for?
Is it at all possible to challenge to platinum now? Unfortunately when asking for further help from the rep who answered the phone, I was hung up on.
This is the fullest description of the rules that I have found.
runforlife - If you have any further questions after reading through that thread, please feel free to reach out to myself or any of the other Community Managers!
I attempted to send a direct message a couple of weeks ago but have not heard back. I have completed six stays since the challenge was started, however my account still shows the challenge as only showing two stays, even though I can see six stays in my account.
If there is someone I could check with on the status, I would greatly appreciate it.
stay = (combination of) night(s), consecutive
night = night
so staying 2 days at hotel A and then 4 days at hotel B
is 2 stays
and 6 nights
are you sure you are not confusing stays and nights?
fast track to stays is:
find a city with 2 or more hotels
switch hotel every day
so a stay of a day is a one stay as well
Yes, I understand the difference between nights and stays. I have stayed independently at 6 participating Marriott properties for one night each, so that should be 6 stays correct? My account shows each stay as credited, but the Fast Track to Gold tracker in My Promotions shows a total of 3 stays.
It's interesting to hear you can track the status of your challengeI should also be enrolled in the Gold Challenge, but for me it doesn't show up under My Promotions? carat can you tell us if challenges should show up there?
This is a great question, felixf5. When members are solicited with an offer, like the Fast Track promotions, they will show up under Promotion Central. However, when members enroll in the Status Challenges, the progress will not show up in your accounts. If you are ever curious as to where you stand, let us know, we'd be happy to take a look for you.
Hi runforlife, I'd like to jump in and see if I can help. I've sent you a direct message to start the conversation, please let me know if you haven't received it.
My question is this for the Platinum Challenge. I will be staying in a city with Marriott properties adjacent to each other with a common parking lot. During my next 10 day stay in that city, if I change hotels back and forth, will this satisfy my requirements for the challenge? I already have a few stays since starting the challenge and just need to knock out the last few stays.
Sure can,teddyweston! I've reached out via direct message to start the enrollment process.
can you help me to sign up the platinum challenge? last year I stayed 42 nights in SPG, 8 nights to platinum and now I realized its been cleared to zero. but I obtained Marriott gold through merger. I am looking to book 3 nights , 2 stays with Marriott in the upcoming trips, is it possible I can also enroll for the platinum challenge? this year I can stay more nights with Marriott. Thank you~!
Of course, Thechanchanman! I've reached out via direct message. Please send me your Rewards number so we can check your eligibility as well as provide additional details.
Hi eechangt. It sounds like you are referring to the notification of members posting on the same threads you have been posting on. You do have the option to "Stop Tracking" these threads by clicking in the top right corner of the grey box in the inbox notification.
Welcome to Insiders, rach74! When it comes to the challenges, if members are eligible they can participate in a challenge for the next status level. Since you are currently at the Basic status, you would only be able to participate in the Silver Challenge and not the Platinum Challenge. However, since members are only able to complete one status challenge per 12 months, it would be more beneficial to you to reach Silver on your own by completing 10 nights. At that time, you can reach out for a Gold status challenge which would provide you more benefits as a frequent traveler. Hope this helps clarify for you, but if not, please feel free to let me know of any questions you may have.
I think you may have got that the wrong way round ramoneur.
Reward points wise, the biggest difference is between Gold & Platinum.
Silver - 20% bonus on base points
Gold - 25% bonus on base points
Platinum - 50% bonus on base points
Of course, Gold gives certain other advantages on Silver, such as lounge access.
WE used to stay at SPG properties. Then I read about platinum challenge. My husband called Marriott and as he was plat on SPG they offered plat on Marriott as long as he stayed nine nights. He's done much more and he still does not have the platinum level on his account. He is getting ready to book another week hotel for work but is thinking of another hotel chain. Why did this not show up on his account as they suggested.
Thank you for reaching out. Has your SPG account been linked with your Marriott account yet? Please send me a private message with your Marriott Rewards number, Platinum challenge enrollment date, stays you believe should have counted towards the challenge, and any additional details surrounding the enrollment and we will have our team look into this.