Yes...I'm sporting a new color today An abundance of meetings and stays have gotten me to Platinum this year, and will keep me Platinum through next year and the following with rollover. So, what is everyone's favorite perk of being Platinum? I think I'm most looking forward to the 50% point bonus!
Hi mrbmbrown, Platinum and LP are NOT easy to achieve for the leisure travellers on here!
Lounge access and points are what make the program for me.
I agree with both of you, that 1) Plat is not easy to achieve for the leisure traveler and 2) I too fear that the with the lowering of the platinum requirements (a few years ago) along with the upcoming SPG merge, there could indeed be some challenges down the road. This is why I think that once I achieve lifetime gold next year, I will continue to push as hard and as fast as I can to then achieve lifetime platinum (already have close to enough points, it's the nights that I'll have to get aggressive about.) I worry just a little bit, that the lifetime requirements might once again change, though in the opposite direction.