Agree w/ SeaTexan. As Silver for 2017, assuming 22 rollover nights from 2016, if you're planning 6 paid stays in the next 3 months - of 1 or more nights each - do ask for a Gold Challenge. C
your status will be valid through January 2019. To maintain status after that, you would need to stay the required number of nights in 2018.
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6 stays in 3 months
But if I remember correctly (and this might be for a challenge for another brand so correct me if I'm wrong please )
If you were to start your challenge on say February 3rd , you would get all of February and then 3 months after that to complete your challenge.
That may be for American airlines though. Who knows anymore. Lol.
Before you sign up for a Gold challenge, you might want to check if you got any rollover nights from last year. You may already have a great head start on reaching Gold.
Keep in mind you can only do one status challenge in a year, so if you think you could reach Gold through your planned stays and would like to keep the option of doing a Platinum challenge available, consider holding off on starting a Gold challenge. Of course if it will take you until late in the year to reach Gold the "hard way" and you can get the 6 stays over 3 months quickly, definitely go with the challenge.