Knowing how many nights, points, and years of status in both the Marriott and Starwood program is crucial. As you probably already know by now, Marriott and Starwood are fully combining their programs in August 2018 and is being extremely generous in honoring lifetime status for both current Marriott and Starwood programs. While they are implementing new requirements for earning lifetime status going forward, you still have the rest of 2018 to earn status based on the current requirements. Not only that, this year is the only year that one can earn Platinum Premier lifetime status. Starting in 2019, Platinum will be the highest lifetime status you can earn. While there isn’t a huge difference between the two, if you are able to earn Platinum Premier status for life, you might as well! Knowing your information is important as you might be pretty close to earning lifetime status. You can learn more about the 4 ways to earn lifetime status here – this post will detail out for you the stats you need to earn some sort of lifetime status both in 2018 and going forward!
Checking your Marriott Nights, Points, and Years of Status
On the Marriott website, you can only check the number of nights you have towards lifetime status. Click on the “details” link under your Gold/Platinum status number in your Account Overview page. They used to list out your lifetime points, but it seems as though they took away that number within the past few weeks. The number of years you’ve had at the Gold or Platinum level is also not listed. To get your accounts lifetime points and years towards status, you’ll have to call Marriott Rewards or send them a message via Twitter. I personally took the lazy way out and sent them a message through my Twitter account. Their twitter handle is @MarriottRewards. They took about half a day to respond to my inquiry.
Checking your Starwood Nights, Points, and Years of Status
On the Starwood side, you’ll need to sign into your SPG Dashboard. It will give you your lifetime numbers including nights and years of elite status. The only thing though is it will only give you the numbers for the status you currently hold. So if you are currently Gold status (like me), it will not give you your years of elite status you’ve had at the Platinum level.
The reason why the number of years was important for me was because of the new possibly way to earn status by combining your Marriott and Starwood nights and years of status. You need 10 years of Platinum status and 750 nights between the two programs to earn Marriott Platinum Premier status. I have 944 nights between the two programs and 10 years so assuming this new method is accurate, I will easily earn Platinum Premier status for life without having to completing anymore stays with Marriott! I wrote more about this method here.
Hopefully Marriott will update their program within the next few months to include lifetime points and years towards status, but for now, being able to find out the info from them directly shouldn’t be too difficult!