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Will Marriott Reopen Lifetime Titanium Status?

Will Marriott Reopen Lifetime Titanium Status?

Old Jun 21, 22, 2:14 pm
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You managed to get a suite upgrade?

Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
Another Titanium benefit that isn't available to Platinum members is upgrades to suites at Ritz-Carlton hotels (albeit not to suites that include Club access). That benefit has been quite valuable to me.
You got a suite upgrade @ a Ritz Carlton, much less any upgrade at all?

Whatdayaknow PIGS CAN FLY?!? I'm guessing these upgrades were at an international RC property?
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Old Jun 21, 22, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
Another Titanium benefit that isn't available to Platinum members is upgrades to suites at Ritz-Carlton hotels (albeit not to suites that include Club access). That benefit has been quite valuable to me.
Oops, dont stay at hotels that dont give me free breakfast.
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Old Jun 21, 22, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by bubu-SNA View Post
You got a suite upgrade @ a Ritz Carlton, much less any upgrade at all?

Whatdayaknow PIGS CAN FLY?!? I'm guessing these upgrades were at an international RC property?
I've definitely received suite upgrades at domestic RC properties (Georgetown and Chicago).
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Old Jun 21, 22, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by merrickdb View Post
Another Titanium benefit that isn't available to Platinum members is upgrades to suites at Ritz-Carlton hotels (albeit not to suites that include Club access). That benefit has been quite valuable to me.
First I have heard of that benefit.

Of course, it's been so long since I saw an upgrade anywhere, I personally wouldn't count on it.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
First I have heard of that benefit.

Of course, it's been so long since I saw an upgrade anywhere, I personally wouldn't count on it.
If a Lifetime Titanium never gets upgrades, perhaps we don't want that status to reopen? Sounds like a major bummer.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 8:18 am
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I've said it before and I'll say it again.
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A suitable lifetime Titanium Elite status qualification criterion, competitive with Hilton and Hyatt, would be 1,000 Elite Qualifying Nights (EQN) and ten years as a Titanium Elite.

If Marriott information technology (IT) records are only reliable, with regard to the ten years, beginning in 2018, then that should be an explicit part of the terms and conditions.

Beaucoup Bonvy!

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Old Jun 23, 22, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer View Post
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
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A suitable lifetime Titanium Elite status qualification criterion, competitive with Hilton and Hyatt, would be 1,000 Elite Qualifying Nights (EQN) and ten years as a Titanium Elite.

If Marriott information technology (IT) records are only reliable, with regard to the ten years, beginning in 2018, then that should be an explicit part of the terms and conditions.

Beaucoup Bonvy!

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more like 1500 nights to be in sync with Hilton and Hyatt unless they stop counting CC nights.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 9:25 am
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Hyatt (lifetime) Glob is more similar to Bonvoy AMB (which of course isn't available on an earned lifetime basis) when there were personal Ambassadors and not just an anonymous "team." Lifetime Glob is based on spend only and would generally require more than a thousand lifetime nights or ten years of top tier status unless one consistently stays at the most expensive properties or most expensive locations.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 4:04 pm
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It's fun to read the speculation about something that is not going to happen.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
It's fun to read the speculation about something that is not going to happen.
Agreed - leave it to FT to show you the innumerable ways to flog a dead horse.

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Old Jun 25, 22, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by spgvun View Post
Sadly, I must concur. As a Canadian who already has status with Air Canada, the UA benefit does not help. Also, I rarely get upgraded (though admittedly, I seldom ask and typically don’t care). I do appreciate the 75% point bonus (vs. 50%) and there is no competition for that so if it were up to me, I’d welcome you to the LTT club 😁
To me, as someone US based, the main benefit of UA Silver is the ability to select extra-legroom seats (Economy Plus) at check-in time (on UA metal only) at no cost. And, at least on the routes I fly, there's always unassigned Economy Plus seats (and not just middle seats) available at check-in time, because people without status have to pay extra for them. And as a 6' tall person, that's the kind of "upgrade" on domestic flights that I value the most.
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Old Jun 26, 22, 12:05 am
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Another good benefit of UA Premier Silver is the minimum 500 miles per segment toward lifetime Premier Gold status. Lifetime Marriott Bonvy Titanium Elite status would be very valuable indeed for some of us.
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Old Jun 26, 22, 10:05 pm
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NEW Lifetime Rhodium status

Originally Posted by UASPG View Post
NEW Lifetime Rhodium status

I just checked my account, as well as the Lifetime status rules, and saw that I had twice the number of required years as a Platinum member and more than twice the number of nights required for that status.

"Does Marriott have Lifetime Titanium status? Yes, but only for those elites who were grandfathered into the program when Marriott and Starwood merged in 2018. If you had 750 elite nights and 10 years as a Platinum member with either Starwood or Marriott, you received Lifetime Titanium Elite status."

Any plan to come up with a new status, Mr. Marriott or Mr. Bonvoy?

"Announcing the Rhodium Lifetime status for Bonvoy members that have had at least 20 years the Platinum status and 1,500 elite nights recorded in their account".

Suggestions for additional benefits, for that "upcoming" status, are welcome.

PS: not sure that this post belongs to this "Will Marriott reopen the Lifetime Titanium status", but that it is where it was forwarded.
As I did not select this thread for my above post, I feel a little bit uninvited on it. Anyway, I don't have the choice and will continue here.

A perk for a new status with a minimum of 20 years, as a Platinum, and 1,500 elite nights could grant you - every year - 5 guaranteed suite night upgrades (if available at the time of booking), when reaching 75 nights, and an additional 5, when reaching 100 nights. Just an idea for a new carrot for those that have reached the existing top status.

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Old Jun 27, 22, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by UASPG View Post
Just an idea for a new carrot for those that have reached the existing top status.
If you haven't noticed, Marriott has been chopping the tops off carrots, not extending them.

We've been Bonvyed!
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Old Jun 27, 22, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer View Post
If you haven't noticed, Marriott has been chopping the tops off carrots, not extending them.

We've been Bonvyed!
I always thought that one of the reasons that Marriott purchased Starwood, even with the addtl 1B$, was to get rid of a competitor that was leading in the benefits given to their elite members.
But, you never know: look at IHG that started to offer complimentary breakfasts - who would have thought that they would ever give up on that benefit?

In the mid-time, not having anymore constraint or incentive, I am enjoying discovering properties outside Marriott. Both Hilton and IHG are treating me well.
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