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Will Marriott Reopen Lifetime Titanium Status?

Will Marriott Reopen Lifetime Titanium Status?

Old Jul 24, 22, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by EXPLAT View Post
Already have 30 nights at Hyatt. Having to stay 60-nights at Hyatt without the Marriott breakfast benefit and suite upgrades is the downside for now, plus having to do this for 10 more years. Marriott has so many Platinums though, that upgrades to suites are a rarity. I'm going to reduce my Marriott credit cards to one and replace them with Hyatt cards to help with Hyatt status.
This isn't actually true. Hyatt lifetime is only counted on base points i.e. $ spent, which is about $200k (there are some bonus things but hard to use). If you spend $200k in one year you get lifetime Globalist. If you spend $10k and maintain Globalist every year you still won't have lifetime until 20 years.

Hyatt card is not that useful for nights unless you have a ton of MS.
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Old Jul 24, 22, 11:23 pm
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Originally Posted by UASPG View Post
After reading "Unfortunately don’t get too excited, because Marriott’s Suite Night Awards are nowhere near as useful as the Suite Upgrade Awards that World of Hyatt Globalist members receive, each of which is valid for a suite upgrade at the time of booking for a stay of up to seven nights." on OMAT, I thought that this Hyatt benefit would be perfect for the Lifetime Rhodium status.
Those Suite Upgrade Awards would be credited each year after the completion of 75 nights, if you have that status.
Currently no one gets SNAs automatically. They must be selected (in a set of five) after 50 and 75 nights. Other choices are possible, which are somewhat different for 50 vs 75 nights.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by EXPLAT View Post
I'm with you on the being peeved. I made it in the 10th year but Marriott told me I didn't. I should have taken screen shots of the website and App but I didn't. Marriott won't tell me why when I send them the 10 years I made Platinum, with the 10th year being the Marriott takeover of SPG. So now I'm just LTP instead of LTT.
In the wake of the 2018 SPG integration (aka Borg assimilation) Marriott made an ungodly mess of my SPG night credits (they removed all the 2x stays I had accrued during a targeted promo from April-July 2018). It was only the intervention of the legendary SPG lurker William Sanders that allowed me to preserve my status into 2019 (endless calls to CS had proved fruitless).

Now I'm paranoid about doing screenshots of my account status at year end.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 4:25 pm
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So I thought I'd revive this thread in light of the fact that now everyone with the Amex Brilliant card is Platinum. As someone who earned LTP the hard way I'm annoyed. As someone who was relatively close to LTT when Marriott briefly opened it after the SPG merger, but couldn't quite make it, I'm doubly annoyed. And all the speculation about how Marriott will devalue Platinum as a result of the new Amex deal is making me triply annoyed. Granted, that part is speculation, but still...

I'm hoping that LTT will become an option again.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sxpsxpsxp (Post # 214) View Post
As someone who was relatively close to LTT when Marriott briefly opened it after the SPG merger, but couldn't quite make it, I'm doubly annoyed. . . .

I'm hoping that LTT will become an option again.
Actually, it was available for many years before 31 December 2018, as lifetime Platinum --before Gold was renamed Platinum and a new "Gold Light" introduced.

The former lifetime Platinum required 750 nights and 2 million base points. At the time of its abrupt cancellation with six months notice, I had accrued 1.3 million base points. I was unforgettably and brutally Bonvyed!

The annual 30 credit card nights (Chase & AmEx business) will push me to lifetime Platinum early next year. For the past two years I have shifted most of my stays and all of our credit card spend to the accounts of my wife of 30 years, so she can earn lifetime Platinum, too. 💚

I am sure many of us would welcome the reinstatement of lifetime Titanium Elite qualification, even if it requires 1000 nights or more.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 5:25 pm
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When I ascended to LifeTit I imagined that I would always be greeted at check-in by the adoring hotel staff and whisked to the Presidential Suite where a lavish layout of Champagne, caviar, and assorted fine pastries would await (complimentary of course) but that has only happened twice.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by EricH View Post
When I ascended to LifeTit I imagined that I would always be greeted at check-in by the adoring hotel staff and whisked to the Presidential Suite where a lavish layout of Champagne, caviar, and assorted fine pastries would await (complimentary of course) but that has only happened twice.
According to what I was told many times, the system, that the front desk or the front office has, does not show the "LifeTime" part of the status, just that the guest is at the Titanium level.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by EricH View Post
When I ascended to LifeTit I imagined that I would always be greeted at check-in by the adoring hotel staff and whisked to the Presidential Suite where a lavish layout of Champagne, caviar, and assorted fine pastries would await (complimentary of course) but that has only happened twice.
wow! Thats two times more than its happened to me!
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Old Sep 27, 22, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jimrpa View Post
wow! Thats two times more than its happened to me!
Or me with over 3800 nights.
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