Für Österreicher hätte ich eine Strategie zum Marriott / SPG Platinum für 600 Euro …

Ein Status Match zu irgendeiner kleinen Kette ist zwar prinzipiell lustig, aber man sollte sich doch auf die leistungsfähigeren Statusprogramme konzentrieren. Hat Marriott / SPG derzeit aufgrund des Mergers gerade gröbere Probleme, so ist das Programm selbst sicher unter die besten Hotelprogramme zu zählen.

Wie schon bei SPG, hat nun auch Marriott / SPG eine Status Challenge laufen.

Von Marriott / SPG habe ich folgende Infos:

“Gold challenge: Stay 8 nights in 3 months to get Gold.
Platinum challenge: Stay 16 nights in 3 months to get Platinum
Members can only register for each of this challenges once between now and Dec. 31, 2021 by calling the CEC. Any member is eligible to register today, but they can only register once in the next three years.”

Die Bedingungen dazu:

“- This promotion is for existing members of the Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG members
– Registration is required
– Existing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG members with base membership, Silver Elite or Gold Elite status are eligible for this promotion; members at Platinum Elite tier are ineligible for this offer.
– Upon making 16 qualifying paid nights within 90 days of date of registration, participant will receive Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards or SPG Platinum Elite status for up to one year, based on their loyalty program affiliation. After the first year, Platinum Elite status will be retained by staying the required number of qualifying nights under the terms of the Marriott Rewards, The RitzCarlton Rewards and the SPG programs.
– If member does not make 16 qualifying paid nights within 90 days of their date of registration, member will be changed to the membership level which corresponds to number of nights stayed: Member tier for 0-9 nights stayed, Silver Elite tier for 10- 24 nights stayed and Gold Elite tier for 25 – 49 nights stayed.
– Nights stayed prior to enrollment are not eligible for this offer.
– A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
Credit toward this promotion is given for night stays with participating Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG hotels which occur within the earning period.
– For a list of current Rewards participating brands, visit http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/earn/hotels.mi
– For a list of current SPG participating brands, visit https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe…categoryId=bra nd.ourBrands
– Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton® , will count toward achievement. – Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights.
– Nights spent while redeeming an award are eligible for credit toward this promotion. 
– Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit. CEC Status Challenge Offers Terms & Conditions 3
– Elite benefits vary by brands and based on availability.
– Offer is non-transferable. Offer is valid for one-time use. This promotion is subject to modification, cancellation, or limitation at Marriott’s discretion, with or without notice.
A member can only register for this promotion once between September 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.”

Für die Promo muss man sich telefonisch anmelden. Dann absolviert man 16 Nächte.

Das Courtyard Brno hat nun fürs Wochenende in den nächsten Monaten Rates zu 37 Euro im Einzelzimmer (= Doppelzimmer) geladen. Man absolviert also die 16 Nächte im gut erreichbaren und neuen Courtyard Brno. Damit ist man dann um ca. 600 Euro Marriott / SPG Platinum.

Bei anderen Hotels in Osteuropa klappt das jetzt im Winter auch. Die sind aber ein wenig schwieriger zu erreichen.