A good nights sleep, with better benefits…
Marriott is in the process of finalizing the new Marriott Rewards, with 110,000,000 members, yes, more than 100 million. If you’ve ever been to a concert, you know how easy it is to get lost in a room of 500 people, let alone millions, and with that in mind, Marriott Rewards officially launched brand new status challenges today, which will help you stand out in any of the 6,700 hotels which make up the combined Marriott, Starwood and Ritz Carlton portfolio. If you want to pick up perks, without an entire year of waiting, take advantage of one of these fast track offers sooner than later…
An elite status fast track is all about turning your busiest three month travel period into a year of exciting benefits. Marriott Rewards is now offering both a Gold and Platinum fast track. The Gold offer requires 8 nights within 3 months, and the Platinum elite offer requires 16 nights within 3 months. You must register for the offer first. If you’ve got any big trips coming up, or busy work plans, these fast tracks allow you to secure a year of benefits without having to jump through all the usual hoops, or wait until the end of the year. It’s good stuff, for sure.
It’s essential to enroll in this challenge before you start your mattress party. Obviously, you’ll need a Marriott Rewards account to get started too. Simply call Marriott Rewards at 801-468-4000, or SPG 888-625-4988 to formally request your preferred challenge. Be sure to ask for an email confirming your enrollment status and the qualifications needed to successfully satisfy the challenge. This can be particularly helpful as Marriott/SPG/Ritz Carlton combat early days growing pains with their IT system merger. Despite what *some* agents may inform you, these new challenges do not require having a pre existing elite status, so if you’re misinformed, politely say thanks, hang up and call again. Our info comes directly from Marriott on this subject. Oh, and you can only register once every three years, so make it count.
16 nights in three months to secure Platinum benefits across all Ritz, Marriott, St. Regis, Luxury Collection, W and other properties is very, very tempting. All stays booked directly with Marriott will count, and even lower cost hotels work too. But if you want the best of both worlds, Marriott Rewards offers frequent sales on fantastic properties in Asia, Middle East and Europe, which can make this challenge both affordable and luxurious. And in three months time, very rewarding.
Are you taking the Marriott Rewards Gold or Platinum Challenge?
Featured image courtesy of the St. Regis Bora Bora.