Linking SPG to RC Acct while on Platinum Challenge?

 
Old Jan 14, 17, 1:12 am
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Linking SPG to RC Acct while on Platinum Challenge?

I'm currently on the Platinum challenge for SPG, will make Gold after this week but will take another number of nights to hit Platinum. The plan is to make Platinum on SPG and then link it to RC for the status match. So, my question here is if I decide to link up the two accounts now rather than wait until I've hit the Platinum status for SPG, would that affect the status match?

For example, if I get my SPG Gold and then link it to RC to get the status match in Gold, would my RC account shows Platinum once I get my Platinum for SPG?

I just want to check first before I do anything, last thing I want to do is to mess up the system ...
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Old Jan 15, 17, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Immortalist View Post
I'm currently on the Platinum challenge for SPG, will make Gold after this week but will take another number of nights to hit Platinum. The plan is to make Platinum on SPG and then link it to RC for the status match. So, my question here is if I decide to link up the two accounts now rather than wait until I've hit the Platinum status for SPG, would that affect the status match?

For example, if I get my SPG Gold and then link it to RC to get the status match in Gold, would my RC account shows Platinum once I get my Platinum for SPG?

I just want to check first before I do anything, last thing I want to do is to mess up the system ...
Hi Immortalist,

We’ll be synching your accounts daily with our hotels, so keep in mind it might take up to 24 hours for your newly matched status to be reflected in your accounts. If you do something during this brief time period that results in a status upgrade or downgrade, it could also take 24 hours to appear on your linked account.

Hope this helps.

Chua Chie Ling | Social Media Specialist
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd
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Old Jan 16, 17, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
Hi Immortalist,

We’ll be synching your accounts daily with our hotels, so keep in mind it might take up to 24 hours for your newly matched status to be reflected in your accounts. If you do something during this brief time period that results in a status upgrade or downgrade, it could also take 24 hours to appear on your linked account.

Hope this helps.

Chua Chie Ling | Social Media Specialist
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd
[email protected]
Chua Chie Ling, thanks fo this. I still need some clarifications, nontheless. The Platinum Challenge states "stay 9 nights to get Gold, 18 nights to get Platinum within a 3 month period".

Let's say I stayed 10 nights already at Sheraton (8 more nights to go to hit Platinum) and got my SPG Gold status, understand that if I link my SPG account to my RC account at this time, it may take about 24 hours for the upgrade of status to show.

However, my question in this case is once the RC account shows Gold status due to the status match, would the same thing happen when I completed my remaining 8 nights at Sheraton to get my SPG Platinum?

I guess the other way to ask this is would linking my accounts up in the midst of a Platinum challenge mess things up? Would RC require me to go get to Platinum the conventional way if I link up the account half-way through the challenge?

Thanks.
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Old Jan 16, 17, 1:16 am
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Originally Posted by Immortalist View Post
Chua Chie Ling, thanks fo this. I still need some clarifications, nontheless. The Platinum Challenge states "stay 9 nights to get Gold, 18 nights to get Platinum within a 3 month period".

Let's say I stayed 10 nights already at Sheraton (8 more nights to go to hit Platinum) and got my SPG Gold status, understand that if I link my SPG account to my RC account at this time, it may take about 24 hours for the upgrade of status to show.

However, my question in this case is once the RC account shows Gold status due to the status match, would the same thing happen when I completed my remaining 8 nights at Sheraton to get my SPG Platinum?

I guess the other way to ask this is would linking my accounts up in the midst of a Platinum challenge mess things up? Would RC require me to go get to Platinum the conventional way if I link up the account half-way through the challenge?

Thanks.
Hi Immortalist,

Linking up your accounts will not mess things up. It is stated in the T&C:
http://members.marriott.com/terms-conditions/

"Timing of Status Matching. Updated elite membership status will become effective (i) immediately after Program accounts are linked or (ii) within 24 hours after a new elite membership status in one of the Programs (whether an increase in status or a decrease in status) is reflected in his or her Rewards Program member account or SPG Program member account."

Hope this helps.

Chua Chie Ling | Social Media Specialist
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd
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