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Discussion: SPG Lifetime™ Gold and SPG Lifetime™ Platinum status

Discussion: SPG Lifetime™ Gold and SPG Lifetime™ Platinum status

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It can take up to 7 business days from the day you qualified for your Lifetime Platinum status to be picked up by the system.

Starwood / Marriott merger
Q : What will happen to my Lifetime Status when the programs merge together in the future?
A : Rest assured we will always recognize your Lifetime Status, whether it is today in your earned program or in the future with a new, combined program.
http://members.marriott.com/faq/#wha...-in-the-future
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Old Jun 20, 17, 11:24 am
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LOL!! Same here, got a card, but that was all..
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Old Jun 20, 17, 2:49 pm
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To be fair, I do have to report that my first stay after making Lifetime Plat included a nice suite upgrade and a handwritten welcome note that mentioned my status, along with two bottles of beer on ice and some very tasty maple popcorn (it was the Sheraton at YUL, after all!). Have stayed there before but this was the first recognition or upgrade like that.
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Old Jun 20, 17, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by InHouseCounsel View Post
To be fair, I do have to report that my first stay after making Lifetime Plat included a nice suite upgrade and a handwritten welcome note that mentioned my status, along with two bottles of beer on ice and some very tasty maple popcorn (it was the Sheraton at YUL, after all!). Have stayed there before but this was the first recognition or upgrade like that.
I would have expected a big bucket of poutine - especially tasty if it had been sitting out for an extended length of time
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Old Jun 22, 17, 10:36 am
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Qualified late April for LT Plat, got an e-mail within days. The metal card arrived this week, via FedEx, along with a map showing the places I have stayed over the years. Funny how many hotels I had stayed are no longer Starwoods (Malta, Norway, Finland, Cameroon, Yemen...), so no dot on the map.
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Old Jun 23, 17, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by TheIcon View Post
Qualified late April for LT Plat, got an e-mail within days. The metal card arrived this week, via FedEx, along with a map showing the places I have stayed over the years. Funny how many hotels I had stayed are no longer Starwoods (Malta, Norway, Finland, Cameroon, Yemen...), so no dot on the map.
Funny you mention that... My stays in Sydney don't show up on the map, even though the Westin and the Sheraton are still there... I wonder if they were award stays before they started counting for night credit.
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Old Jun 24, 17, 5:48 am
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Also got my card yesterday.

Originally Posted by InHouseCounsel View Post
To be fair, I do have to report that my first stay after making Lifetime Plat included a nice suite upgrade and a handwritten welcome note that mentioned my status, along with two bottles of beer on ice and some very tasty maple popcorn (it was the Sheraton at YUL, after all!). Have stayed there before but this was the first recognition or upgrade like that.
I'm still waiting to be recognised.

Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
I would have expected a big bucket of poutine - especially tasty if it had been sitting out for an extended length of time
Even if they left the can of poutine sauce at this point...

Originally Posted by Jebby_ca View Post
Funny you mention that... My stays in Sydney don't show up on the map, even though the Westin and the Sheraton are still there... I wonder if they were award stays before they started counting for night credit.
I think you may be on to something. I had an award stay in Egypt. The property is still there, but no dot for me. Other properties like Arabella Western Cape and LM Grand Pacific are but a memory.
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Old Jul 1, 17, 9:56 am
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Any concerns that the LT Plat will go away with the full loyalty program merger? I hit LT Plat next year. I'm well over the nights but need my 10th year...
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Old Jul 1, 17, 10:03 am
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Any concerns that the LT Plat will go away with the full loyalty program merger? I hit LT Plat next year. I'm well over the nights but need my 10th year...
No - but I could see them making 1,000 nights the new standard going forward for those of us not yet there.

I'm in the same boat - next year will be my 9th year. If I were you, I'd do 25 stays in in Jan 2018 to try and beat this ever-delayed program merge announcement
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Old Jul 1, 17, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by CashN View Post
Any concerns that the LT Plat will go away with the full loyalty program merger? I hit LT Plat next year. I'm well over the nights but need my 10th year...
Yes. Go away completely, probably not. Change the requirement parameter, probably yes. No one knows what Marriott is planning to do.
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Old Jul 1, 17, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
I'm in the same boat - next year will be my 9th year. If I were you, I'd do 25 stays in in Jan 2018 to try and beat this ever-delayed program merge announcement
I'm 9 years Plat and next year should be my 10th. And this is exactly what I plan to do, triple up on stays per night. 3 stays × 8 nights, alternating properities in Bogota where it is easy to find cheap BRG rates
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Old Jul 1, 17, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
No - but I could see them making 1,000 nights the new standard going forward for those of us not yet there.

I'm in the same boat - next year will be my 9th year. If I were you, I'd do 25 stays in in Jan 2018 to try and beat this ever-delayed program merge announcement
Man if they doubled it to 1K nights I'd be pissed. Doesn't Marriott give like 13 stays a night with the CC plus all the dilluted promitions?

Im scared, my whole goal in life was to hit lifetime Plat. Kinda sorta
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Old Jul 1, 17, 3:42 pm
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Also my 10th year in 2018.In January staying in Bangkok.Usually always at the SGS but then SGS/Westin/SGS etc so 6 stays.
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Old Jul 1, 17, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by CashN View Post
Any concerns that the LT Plat will go away with the full loyalty program merger? I hit LT Plat next year. I'm well over the nights but need my 10th year...
Absolutely. They could announce any time that the merge will honor their SPG LTP obligations. But they haven't.
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Old Jul 1, 17, 6:10 pm
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Man if they doubled it to 1K nights I'd be pissed. Doesn't Marriott give like 13 stays a night with the CC plus all the dilluted promitions?
Marriott LTP is 750 nights currently
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Old Jul 1, 17, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Marriott LTP is 750 nights currently
Hmmm I wonder the percentage of MR LT nights that are "butt in bed" nights among their LT PLTs ....
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