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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.

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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. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has lifetime Gold and Platinum programs as long as the program stays around (something should happen in 2018).

SPG Lifetime Platinum Five More Stays

When I started with SPG 10 years ago (later than with Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott & IHG), I had no idea that one day I would make lifetime Platinum with the program. As a matter of fact, SPG didn’t even have formalized lifetime program back in 2007. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has offered Gold & Platinum status challenges for the past few years (status matched previously) and has for the first time launched a dedicated webpage explaining the process and rules

SPG Gold & Platinum Status Match 2017

Now that the hotel company is part of Marriott it is a good time to take advantage of this challenge for the last time. You can request the “Gold Challenge” or “Platinum Challenge” (never hurts to try registering for both) that require 9 or 18 paid nights during a 90-day window. This challenge doesn’t require you to have any status with other hotel chains. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards launched the Elite Buy Back Offer for 2017 membership year back in January that allows Silver, Gold or Platinum member to buy back using points status they had in 2016 (in case they didn’t qualify). This offer ends on March 31, 2017.

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017

Marriott Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points (and has allowed this as far as I can remember). [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) used to offer straight status matches from competitors’ programs but discontinued this a couple of years ago. Now that the hotel company is part of Marriott it is a good time to take advantage of this match/challenge opportunity for the last time.

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You can request the “Gold Challenge” or “Platinum Challenge” (preferably both) that require 9 or 18 paid nights during a 90-day window. This challenge doesn’t require you to have any status with other hotel chains. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has launched the Elite Buy Back Offer for 2017 membership year that allows Silver, Gold or Platinum member to buy back using points status they had in 2016 (in case they didn’t qualify)

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017

Marriott Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points (and has allowed this as far as I can remember). [click to continue…]

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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…]