I will complete 74 nights for 2016 and will miss platinum elite by 1 night. I am thinking to use my points for staying 1 night somewhere before year end. Staying 1 night with points, will it count towards my platinum nights needed (75 nights). Please advice, otherwise I need to spend money to stay for 1 night.
Heck, it's the holidays. Treat yourself to a redemption at a higher end property and really pamper yourself knowing that your reward will be Platinum status. Also, certain hotels in select locations actually expeience low occupancy during the holidays, so you can score a really low rate if you shop around and use special rates such as AAA, senior, etc.
troytraveler that is a good question and it would depend on what you have in your local area unless you're looking to travel and then you'd need to decide where you wanted to travel to find the best place to redeem points?
So pick a few areas you're thinking of and I'll bet money you'll get some great Insider ideas.
Category 1 properties require 7,500 points redeemed - our first choice for best deals. Search https://www.marriott.com/hotel-search/Category1.hotels/ and select which state you plan to visit. If the list includes more than 20 properties, page down to the bottom of the first page and select 40 properties. Then I like to map the locations or sort by brand. Often I search for Cat 2 properties (require 10,000 points) Shop and Book Marriott Hotels and pay the extra 2,500 for a better location. Also check, https://www.marriott.com/rewards/marriottRewardsPointSavers.mi for PointSaver discounts. Last December, we stayed in a Cat 2 Fairfield in Jacksonville, NC for Cat1 redemption. C
I am 12 days more to reach platinum level and since I've signed up for the double elite night promotion i will need about 6 nights (6 nights x 2) to achieve this. I am planning to book 6 nights using points redemption and wondering if such stay considered as elite nights? Just double confirm before I proceed with booking.
i wasn't aware of this. My Gf and i have been on a mission to get me to platinum- had 7 nights left last month.. i need 3 more nights up to now
I have 2 rooms booked for new years in Sf, i know it will only count for one elite night- but what i want is to be platinum at time of check in.. so i need to be platinum before i check in on the 31st.