Fast Track Offer: Keep Marriott Gold Elite Status Through February 2019

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Keep Marriott Gold Elite Status Through February 2019 for ONLY 32 Qualifying Nights

Keep Marriott Gold Elite Status Through February 2019 for ONLY 32 Qualifying Nights

Today, I received an offer to fast track my Marriott Rewards Gold status renewal for 2018. Marriott’s Gold Elite status is very useful for anyone who stays at Marriott or SPG properties and comes with some very valuable perks.

The Offer

Marriott Gold Status is earned after members stay 50 nights at Marriott branded hotels. This bar is significantly higher than the 10 nights required for Silver Elite status, but is also much more lucrative. Gold members are entitled to daily free breakfast and lounge access at specified Marriott brands. They also get free enhanced wifi, complimentary room upgrades (when available) and guaranteed late check-out.

My offer states that my gold status will likely expire in February of 2018 because I have only stayed 18 nights this year. However, if I complete 14 more qualifying nights I will be automatically renewed as a Gold Elite for 2018. This means I will achieve Gold status with only 32 nights- that’s nearly 40% less than their usual requirement!

Key Terms

  • Bookings must be made through direct channels.
  • Only stays between October 1 and December 31, 2017 qualify.
  • Nights during award redemption stays are not eligible and will not be counted towards this promotion.


If you happen to be chasing Gold status, this is a great offer. As many of you know, there’s a much easier way to attain Gold status, get an Amex Platinum Card. The Platinum card gives you SPG Gold Status, which you can then match to Marriott Gold. However you choose to do it, these perks are certainly worth the effort, especially if you can regularly take advantage of the free breakfast.

Bethany Walsh
Founder of, Bethany is a points, miles and loyalty program strategist who enjoys luxury travel and lives for a deal. When Bethany is not following her Miles to Memories family around the world to various meet-ups you can find her on a beach, in a casino or on a mileage run.

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  1. @Steve – Along the same lines, the Amex Platinum card gives you gold status with Marriot, SPG, Ritz, and Hilton. Then call Marriot for the three month Platinum challenge, stay nine non-consecutive times and you have Platinum with Marriot, SPG, and Ritz (except Mandarin Oriental). Hilton stays at gold. Once you have the platinum, call Carlson up with proof of status and they give you gold also. Call up United Airlines with proof of Platinum status and they give you Silver status on the airline, which in turn can get you free upgrades from coach to premium economy or sometimes business class. Not bad, Platinum status with three hotel chains, gold status with two others, and free status with an airline. This works really well if you are near a UA hub, the NYC area, for example. This, in my mind, is the best “unsung” benefit to the Amex Platinum cards. If you concentrate on airline points rather than hotels like I do, its a beautiful thing. Oh, and lastly, don’t forget to stack your status with offers like the Citi Prestige 4th night free, and also with promotions that are available. When we were in London recently at the SPG London Park Lane, they ran a 5th night free offer. we stacked it with the Prestige 4th night free, and got 40% off a five day stay. And since we had Platinum status, the club room was open to us where we had breakfast every day, and a snack and some cocktails in the evening. And because my wife’s birthday was during our stay, a chocolate-raspberry mousse cake and a bottle of Chardonnay was gifted to us. You just have to love status.

  2. Or if you do the Plat challenge, then you can get UA Silver status complimentary. Not much but better than nothing 🙂

  3. You can ask for a Platinum Status Challenge if you have Gold now with Marriott directly and they’ll upgrade you after only 9 stays. Seems like a better way to go.

      • Don’t call. Fill out the Contact Form on their website and maybe you can get it that way.

        “Once nine qualifying paid stays post to your account during the trial dates your account status will be upgraded to Platinum Elite through January 2019.”

        • Thanks for the tip! I’ll definitely try that. I split my time between Hyatt and Marriott so it would be great to get platinum without having to put in the extra work.

          • Bethany,

            Just got my Marriott Platinum Status. It automatically showed up a couple of days after my 9th stay.



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