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Yesterday, Le Club AccorHotels started a promotion where Fairmont Gold & Platinum members are eligible for an upgrade and/or breakfast voucher (turned out to be open for all – go and collect your vouchers) that you can read more here.

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Today, Fairmont President’s Club sent out an email to their Platinum members (myself included) that they were extending Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status for them. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question last week regarding getting to Platinum status with Le Club AccorHotels purely on points (like many have done).

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Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Marriott’s purchase of Starwood closed yesterday and the merging of the loyalty programs begun. I covered the deal on three separate pieces that you can access here, here, and here.

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Starwood could have been clearer on the email they sent to members that also hold Gold or Platinum lifetime status on their programs and how this will map to Marriott’s one. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period that I wrote about ten days ago (read more here).

UPDATE Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines has been sending out targeted offers to instant Gold or Platinum status in their program for 3 month period + fast track offer to keep the status through January 2018.

American Airlines Complementary Gold or Platinum Status

American Airlines has previously had similar targeted offers throughout the years and they are very good way to lure fliers from other airlines (Delta, United and Southwest). [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period.

Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Considering that the Marriott purchase of Starwood is about to close (expected before the end of this month), I thought that it would be time to revisit the Silver, Gold and Platinum lifetime status requirements.

Marriott Rewards Silver Gold Platinum Lifetime Status 2016 Update

Marriott Rewards has had published lifetime program for a long time that they tweaked couple of years ago. Hilton recently introduced theirs (read more here). SPG (read more here) and Hyatt (read more here) also have theirs. Only IHG of the big five currently doesn’t have lifetime status program. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards launched some new benefits last month (copied from SPG) and one of them was 4Pm check out for Gold and Platinum members.

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Guaranteed 4PM Check Out

Marriott Rewards had worded the benefit in a way that could give leeway for the properties to deny it and thus making it something else than “guaranteed”. After online backlash, Marriott Rewards changed the wording to guaranteed and the benefit begun on 16th. [click to continue…]

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After my nights from the stay at the Sheraton Stockholm from this past weekend were posted to my account, I had requalified for Platinum and this also changed the year count towards the lifetime Platinum status.

SPG Lifetime

The lifetime Platinum requirements for SPG Platinum are minimum of 500 nights + 10 years as a Platinum member (the years don’t have to be consecutive). [click to continue…]