Starwood has started counting reward stays toward Elite Status. Will Marriott follow???
We're excited to announce that starting October 1, 2011, and
onward, all SPG® Award stays and eligible nights will now earn credit
toward Gold and Platinum elite status qualification. Redeem for SPG Free Night
Awards or Cash & Points Awards to further your elite progress.
And make sure to check out the
Frequently Asked Questions below for further information on this new
that WOULD be a good way to earn business. SPG offered me a "stay 15 stays in 90 days" and get instant platinum status promotion when I called them - as I was upset about Marriott not counting my timeshare (marriott desert springs) purchase of an extra room as counting towards my status... (7 days!!)
2011 may be a SPG year for me - we'll see -