Over the past couple of years, I have written yearly about my quest getting the lifetime SPG Platinum status. I had had the required nights in already for the past three years but was short in the number of years required for the status.
So, the other Thursday I had a 25th stay for the year at the Plaza Athenee in Bangkok that qualified me for the Platinum status for the 10th year.
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SPG lifetime Gold requires minimum of 250 nights and five years of elite status with the program (can be Gold or Platinum). The Platinum lifetime requirements are 500 nights and 10 years as a Platinum members (don’t need to be consecutive).
It took roughly a week after I had qualified for the SPG to send me the email above. You can, however, go to the page to request the lifetime Platinum credentials immediately after you have qualified.
You won’t get the card unless you give them an address to send it to:
Then they promise to send it by FedEx that appears to take 10 to 12 weeks!:
The online account also reflects the lifetime status:
I certainly have had a blast with SPG when it comes to stays and nights spend with the chain. The lifetime totals above are roughly 200 nights short. And I have stayed at that W property that they push on the lifetime Platinum kit request page.
If I continue to accrue SPG stays at the same speed for the rest of the year, it should be easy Ambassador status for me. It really depends what kind of offers and promotions the other chains have this year.
I have already qualified to Marriott Rewards Lifetime Gold and I am on my way to lifetime Platinum there as well. Interesting to see when the programs are merged. Getting bit late if they are planning to do this starting from the January 1, 2018.
I started with SPG program relatively late. I had been using mainly with Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott programs until that.
Who can forget those never ending Faster Free Night promotions from Hyatt, Hilton Honors promotions for free night certs and very high number of points while best properties were just 37,500 points per night, and loved my Marriott stays when I applied those Premium Pounds vouchers towards the folio!