Marriott Rewards & United Airlines have been sending out emails this week to RewardsPlus members that got Marriott Gold status based on their United one.
I already reported back in July (read more here) that these Gold members would temporarily their status elevated to Platinum through January 2019 (Marriott pre program merger Gold maps to Platinum). Next year, the highest Marriott status that United elite members can get is the new Gold (lower than the old one).
You can access Marriott’s page for RewardsPlus here.
Note that this elevated status only applies to members who linked their accounts and got Marriott Gold status before August 18 per my earlier piece on this subject.
The old Marriott Rewards Gold status came with breakfast and/or lounge access. The new one does not. The temporarily Platinum one comes with these two plus space available upgrades to suites that were previously excluded. The Platinum status now applies for stays at legacy Starwood brands too.
United Airlines elites that have Marriott Rewards Gold status through RewardsPlus are getting temporarily upgrade to Platinum status through the end of January 2019 but downgrade after that.
Marriott Rewards Platinum Premier members get United Silver status from this partnership that comes with some benefits.
Getting Marriott Rewards Platinum status in the future for having United Airlines Premier status would have been overkill.