A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted us that his Marriott Rewards (soon Bonvoy) account has changed today from lifetime Platinum to Platinum Premier (soon Lifetime Titanium) and so had my Marriott Rewards one as well.
Members had until the end of 2018 to qualify for this Platinum Premier lifetime status that is no longer available. Going forward only Silver, Gold and Platinum ones are.
You can check your Marriott Rewards account here.
Remember that there were several ways to qualify for this status:
1. Qualify for Marriott Rewards Lifetime Platinum that required (at the end – qualification criteria changed several times over the years) 750 nights (could have been from anywhere) + 2,000,000 million points earned from any activity (credit cards, point purchases etc.).
2. Qualify for SPG Platinum 10 times (no need to be consecutive) + 750 nights.
3. Having earned Platinum status on SPG and Marriott accounts 10 times and consumed minimum 750 nights after combining them.
Here’ my SPG account:
No sign of the lifetime Platinum Premier status as of Sunday.
Marriott Rewards wasn’t making this status originally available (very unwise move) for SPG members and only after members revolved they came up with the 750 night requirement.
Seems that they are doing this manually or it is not entirely automated process. My Marriott Rewards account was changed to lifetime Platinum Premier while my SPG one hasn’t (both had qualified on their own and I have not linked or combined them).