When Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Status Years Change In 2021?


Several readers have contacted us about their Marriott Bonvoy lifetime count towards Silver, Gold, or Platinum and when this would take place in 2021.

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Sebastian also wrote a piece about the issue back in early this month (read more here). We have now received a response from the Marriott spokesperson about the subject.

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Here’s the update that we received from Marriott:

• 2020 Tenure Year:

During July 2020, when we extended the Elite Status that Members earned in 2019 until February 2022 due to Covid-19, Members also received their 2020 tenure year of Elite status at that time. During early 2022, the year of Elite status for 2021 will be applied to Member’s Account. (If the Member achieves a higher Elite level during 2021, the new higher level year of tenure will be added at the time of achievement.

The 2020 year should have been added to the tally already in 2019, and 2021 will be in early 2022. There should be no change to the lifetime years in 2021. 

I have lost count about my elite years and qualified for the Lifetime Titanium when it was still possible.

Here’s a previous piece about this topic:

Marriott’s Nonsense Reply To Incorrect Account Data, Missing Lifetime Years And No Lifetime Tier Welcome


I have no way to verify whether Marriott added years to my tally in 2020, and in my case, it would make no difference at all. Does Marriott’s response add up with the readers who have counted their elite years?

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