After a long day of meetings, oh – such boring meetings, few things feel quite as nice as a cold glass of champagne on the top floor club lounge of a skyline hotel. That, and free breakfast is nice when you’re on vacation.
Elite guest status has its perks, and if you are looking for a reasonable chance to grab some of your own, without the hassle of an entire year of road warrior life, Marriott’s Platinum Challenge and elite status match is an excellent way to get in. Here’s how to go from zero to Platinum in 15 nights…
Marriott Bonvoy recently announced changes including new points rates, 5th night free tweaks and a flexible date finder – for hotel rooms, that is. It’s also dealing with insane levels of competition with fall promo offers like 2X points from Hilton with only 9 nights to achieve top tier Diamond, as well as 4x points from IHG and the sharing economy options like Airbnb, all over the world.
Marriott is winning over guests with a new version of the Marriott Platinum Challenge, which allows anyone who currently holds elite status with a competing hotel chain to earn Platinum guest status with just 15 nights in three months.
And no, taking the Marriott Platinum Status Challenge doesn’t mean giving up your current hotel elite status, it just means potentially gaining another.
That’s just 5 nights per month over 3 months for more than an entire year of fantastic benefits. Yep, the status is good until February, 2022 if you earn it beyond the 90 day trial period, which is yours to enjoy. Here’s the full scope of Marriott Bonvoy Platinum benefits.
When should you take the Marriott Platinum Challenge? Really, the sooner the better. Marriott says once it’s enticed enough members, it’ll shut the program down.
This Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge
The challenge is really simple, provided you haven’t applied before, and have elite status of any level with a competing hotel chain – aka not Marriott.
- Register online.
- Stay 15 (paid) nights within 90 days
- Enjoy Bonvoy Platinum status within 48 hours.
- Keep it for over a year, if you complete 15 nights.
The only thing that would disqualify you is participation in a Marriott status challenge within the last three years. The Marriott Bonvoy system will tell you online if approved for the challenge. Other than that, you could sign up for a free Bonvoy account today, and be enrolled within days.
Like we said, this is all pretty simple.
To enrol in the Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge simply read up on the latest details here, and then submit your request at Marriott’s status match page. There’s absolutely no cost to join the challenge, other than the obvious stays you’ll need to complete.
15 nights is a really reasonable task, especially since hotel rates tend to drop in fall and winter, and all brands are included.