Update: Many readers earned the ability to select a Marriott Choice Benefit thanks to this promotion during 2019. You can make your selection through 1/8!
I chose the 5 suite night awards that will be valid through 12/31/21, what did you choose?
Originally posted on 7/13/20:
Last month I wrote that Marriott announced that if you qualified for status in 2019, they will give you bonus elite qualifying nights for this year based on the status you earned last year:
- Silver: 5 bonus elite nights
- Gold: 13 bonus elite nights
- Platinum: 25 bonus elite nights
- Titanium: 38 bonus elite nights
- Ambassador: 50 bonus elite nights
In my case, I have lifetime gold status, had Titanium status last year due to the SPG merger, dropped down to gold this year, and was bumped up to Platinum, so I had no idea how many night I would get.
Those nights have now posted to member’s accounts, ahead of the late July promise. You can check how many nights you have in your activity section:
Clicking on details gets you a breakdown of your elite qualifying nights:
Lifetime elites got half of the nights required for their current status, so I got 25 nights.
Marriott has already extended elite status, but the nights will help members reach the 50 and 75 night thresholds for choice benefits and they’ll count towards lifetime status. Plus they combine with up to 30 elite nights for having Marriott cards so that you can more easily reach a higher elite status level.
If you hit the 50 or 75 night tiers you can now choose a choice benefit:
You can select choice benefits until 1/8/21. Suite night awards will expire 12/31/21. The only benefit that looks interesting to me are the suite night awards.
Status earned in 2020 will be valid through 2/28/22.
Did you gain a status level through the promotional elite qualifying nights?