I will have over 30 days in Oslo this year. That could have been 30 days in Marriott properities! I will probably loose my Platinum status next year because Marriott doesn't have anywhere to stay in this quite affluent city.
I would like to see Gold and Platinum rewards members get at least get "# of nights" credit for stays in major cities where Marriott does not have properties and they can document their stay at competitor hotels. Marriott should at least do something to ensure our continued loyality under these circumstances and help us maintain our elite status.
JKC - while I totally understand the desire to keep up the MR status, IMO what you are asking is "the impossible." This is too much to ask any travel service whether that be Marriott, Avis, United Airlines, etc.
There are many posts on this site wishing for a Marriott property in some cities, but to ask to get a parrallel credit is a first.