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Gold to Platimum

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  1. RandyW

    Need only five nights to receive Platinum SPG/Marriot status , is it worth paying for the other five nights at a property to obtain the status? I will be staying with friends in Indianna and get a room for as little as 97.00 a night. Are the Platinum advantages that much better than the gold?

    Need some help on this.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=4761]@RandyW[/USER] – just to clarify, which hotel chain? Marriott/SPG? Hilton?

  3. RandyW

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 61344, member: 184″]Welcome [USER=4761]@RandyW[/USER] – just to clarify, which hotel chain? Marriott/SPG? Hilton?[/QUOTE]
    Marriott/SPG

  4. rickyw

    So, you’re basically asking if around $500 is worth upgrading to Platinum, correct?

    I think it depends on your travel patterns for 2019. As a Platinum, you’d have lounge access at full-service properties (you wouldn’t as a Gold) and you’d get 5 Suite Night Awards (if you choose that as your platinum gift). On top of that, your upgrade chances are obviously slightly improved, given your higher status.

    Let’s say you have 40 nights in 2019 at a full service property throughout the year. Lounge access could arguably save you $25/night in terms of coffee, breakfast, bottled water, appetizers before dinner, etc. So, that seems worthwhile in my opinion.

    However, if the majority of your stays are at limited service properties with no lounge, such as Courtyards, Aloft, Residence Inn, etc…. then no way is Platinum worth $500 over Gold.

  5. Daniel B

    Also, is this the FIRST time you are going to achieve Platinum status? If not, and you were Platinum this year, then Marriott will almost certainly give you that status. In the past 3 years I always was 8-12 nights short of re-qualifying, but Marriott always gave me the status.

  6. RandyW

    [QUOTE=”Daniel B, post: 61351, member: 1592″]Also, is this the FIRST time you are going to achieve Platinum status? If not, and you were Platinum this year, then Marriott will almost certainly give you that status. In the past 3 years I always was 8-12 nights short of re-qualifying, but Marriott always gave me the status.[/QUOTE]
    Yes it will be the first time achieving the status.

  7. RandyW

    [QUOTE=”Daniel B, post: 61351, member: 1592″]Also, is this the FIRST time you are going to achieve Platinum status? If not, and you were Platinum this year, then Marriott will almost certainly give you that status. In the past 3 years I always was 8-12 nights short of re-qualifying, but Marriott always gave me the status.[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 61347, member: 1436″]So, you’re basically asking if around $500 is worth upgrading to Platinum, correct?

    I think it depends on your travel patterns for 2019. As a Platinum, you’d have lounge access at full-service properties (you wouldn’t as a Gold) and you’d get 5 Suite Night Awards (if you choose that as your platinum gift). On top of that, your upgrade chances are obviously slightly improved, given your higher status.

    Let’s say you have 40 nights in 2019 at a full service property throughout the year. Lounge access could arguably save you $25/night in terms of coffee, breakfast, bottled water, appetizers before dinner, etc. So, that seems worthwhile in my opinion.

    However, if the majority of your stays are at limited service properties with no lounge, such as Courtyards, Aloft, Residence Inn, etc…. then no way is Platinum worth $500 over Gold.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you , the majority of our stays are in Westin/Marriott hotels. Do the free night certificates counts for night stayed? If so I have a few of them so I would not have to put out any money.

  8. rickyw

    Yes, award stays count towards your yearly total at Marriott

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