Marriott Lifetime Platinum Achievement Unlocked…?

Heads in beds.

A dubious distinction of a business traveler is achieving lifetime status at anything.  Million miles milestones with airlines or minimum level at a hotel chain.  In another sign of my constant wanderlust and success of my employer I have now achieved the highest lifetime status at the Marriott corporation.

Marriott SPG RItz Logo

The timing couldn’t have been better as the merger of programs SPG, Ritz Carlton, and Marriott programs occuring in 2018 means I will be among the few who are grandfathered into:

Marriot Lifetime status conversion

NOTE: Members that reach 750 nights and 10 years at Platinum by December 31, 2018 will be grandfathered into Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite status (notified January 2019). In addition, members that achieve Marriott Rewards Lifetime Platinum under the legacy requirements by year end will also be grandfathered into Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite status. And, don’t forget that we’ll combine Lifetime activity across both Rewards and SPG toward qualification when members combine accounts in August. Beginning in 2019, qualification into Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite status will not be available. See FAQs for details.

Source: https://members.marriott.com/benefits/ 

Interesting that Platinum Premier Lifetime status will not be allowed going forward.  Also nice to see Marriott changed the original statement about SPG not qualifying for Platinum Premier Elite status.

Looks like Marriott is still having some glitches as my most visited city Toronto On I have only visited once two months ago.

For everyone else here is how your status will change in August

Marriott Elite Status Transition

As a member of the first console and online gaming generation… I wonder what my next gamification of my life will be.

See you all… somewhere… soon!

 

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Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from www.shauncassells.com. Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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