This is a great question, viajero55. When it comes to the challenges, only paid stays will be counted. However, you will still receive your Elite Night Credit for the stay.
I was granted "gold"status via the SPG - Marriott merger. I was told my new gold status would only last until the end of this year. Since I will continue to have the credit card that gave me the SPG gold status indefinitely do you know if this status will be maintained into 2017 and beyond? Also, will I need an additional 25 elite nighs to make Platinum status?
THank you for your help!
Welcome to Insiders, gymdawgfan! As long as your status is maintained in your SPG account, it will be matched in your Rewards account as well. You will need to either reach the 25 stays or 50 nights in your SPG account or complete/reach 75 nights in your Rewards account to be upgraded to Platinum.
I just started a new project and will be travelling lot to my client. I will be staying in a Marriott property every week when I visit my client. I see lot of people on this blog reached out to you for this challenge. Can you please also help me take the Gold challenge. Greatly appreciate that.
Thank you so much
Excellent question, viajero55! In order to achieve Platinum status after completing the Gold Challenge, you still need to meet the requirement of 75 nights. So, in your case, you would still need to complete the 34 nights to reach Platinum.
Learning how to give credit and Follow. You have given me good advice carat. How do I follow you to continue learning?
This is a great question, viajero55! When you would like to follow a fellow Insider, go to their profile and in the upper left hand corner, you will see an option to "Follow." Once you've clicked that button, you are following that person. When other members following you, you will receive an "Alert" and will be able to follow that member back.