A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had just today received from SPG welcoming him to lifetime Platinum status. The email lists number of Platinum benefits with an asterisk that these benefits are valid until August 2018!
SPG introduced lifetime status with the program in the early 2010’s and I qualified for the Platinum one last year (read more here). SPG program ceases to exist in all but name in early next month when it is merged to Marriott Rewards. Next year new name is introduced and Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton Rewards are retired.
You can access SPG’s page for the Lifetime status here.`
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Here’s the email body:
Best of the lifetime package is?
Interesting to see if SPG is still sending out these lifetime Platinum kits considering that the material they come up with is basically outdated by the time the members get these on their hands (the one I got last year was printed couple of years prior). Even the email admits that the listed benefits are guaranteed only until the end of July.
The lifetime Platinum status maps to lifetime Platinum on the combined program. If SPG lifetime member has consumed more than 750 nights including all the Marriott ones, it will map to lifetime Platinum Premier (only this year).