I'm going out on a limb and saying with a user name like that you may never even return to read this, but if you do, it's roughly 3% of the top spenders in a given year. What does that up to in $? That my friend is a long story, but I think you can see that I've just taken the long way around explaining what wesleywc just said
I'm wondering if the amount spent does come into play here. My company limits my hotel expense so I'm usually averaging about $150/night or less at Fairfield Inn properties for the most part. Made it to to Platinum Premier last year and it was probably due to not taking much time off from work and staying in hotels for about 11 months (average of 4 nights every week).
See Re: Any More Clarification What It Takes Yearly to Maintain Platinum Premier? Spend is taken into consideration, but for 9 years in a row, I was spending $100-$110 per night and made PP status; I think what matters more is the number of paid nights (wild guess here - 75% weight given to nights over 25% spend). In other words, more paid nights (125+) is going to push you to PP faster than 75 nights and gazillions in spend.