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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…]

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When people have emailed me about ways to get the Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status, I have usually mentioned that it comes with American Express Platinum cards in some markets.

Le Club AccorHotels Platinum Amex Platinum UK

American Express has sent out a letter to card members in the UK informing that the Le Club AccorHotels complimentary Platinum benefit will cease to exist on April 15, 2016 (last day to apply). [click to continue…]

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American Airlines has launched new targeted instant Gold or Platinum status until May 31, 2016, and fast track offer to keep it through February 2017 that a LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded to me.

American Airlines AAdvantage Gold & Platinum Instant Status & Fast Track Offer 2016 U

The Gold offer comes with 10 500-miler upgrades and the Platinum with 20. You can use these to upgrade your domestic/short-haul international American Airlines flights. [click to continue…]

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Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

LL RQ August 1 2015

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]