I realise this is a real 'novice' question and I'm almost ashamed to even ask it (but I have spent 20 minutes hunting the Marriott website to try to find out before bothering you). I got my gold status in September this year. Can somebody tell me when that will expire please? Do I stay gold for 12 months - so expire next September, or do I get it to the end of next year or some other odd date?
I generally take my main holiday - and spend my Marriott nights - in October so I'm hoping I'll still be Gold this time next year.
Many thanks in advance.
Wow! Tough decisions to make.
I mostly stay at a Courtyard in Germany so there are no great benefits in being Platinum and they almost always give me a very nice upgrade ever since I was a mere Silver.
I'll need to think this one through. It's a real 'be careful what you wish for' scenario.
I would make sure to hit Plat, the rollover are nice, but Marriott does a soft landing anyway. So if you don't reach Plat again the following year, you will only be demoted to Gold after that.
Also, it sounds like you stay a decent amount and will next year, so get the 50% bonus points with Plat as opposed to 25% with Gold.
If you make Platinum, you'll retain that status all of next year, and even if you don't make it 75 nights next year, you would only drop one level (back to Gold) the following year. The perks may not be that different between Gold and Platinum, but the points earnings are.
Either way, you're in good shape. Starting the new year with a bunch of rollover nights is not a bad strategy nor is grabbing that one extra night and earning Platinum. There are good reasons for either option.
Another newbie - I'm Gold, if I get to Platinum this year do I not get any rollover nights? Is any of this actually documented somewhere?
From what I've seen here, if I get to Platinum I retain that for next year, and, then if I don't book enough nights to retain Platinum, I drop back to Gold in 2018?
I never really understood how the whole rollover nights works, does anyone know?
Hi crpeck, welcome to the Insiders forum. It's a great place to learn and share all things Marriott and then some!
If you are currently gold, and you make platinum by the end of the year, you will get rollover nights for nights earned this year in excess of 75 nights. So if you earn say, 78 nights, 3 nights (78-75=3) will rollover into next year. They can only rollover once however, so will not count again at the end of 2017 for rollover nights into 2018.
If you are currently gold and you don't make platinum (say for example, you only earn 70 nights), thereby retaining gold for next year, you will rollover 20 nights (70-50=20) into next year.
Here's where it gets tricky... If you are currently gold, and you do not stay enough nights to retain gold (50) and drop back to silver, you will not receive any rollover nights. You only are awarded rollover nights if you either retain your current status, or move up in status and end the year with an excess of nights (not counting last year's rollover nights.) Clear as mud, right?
Here's a link to rollover nights FAQ's