When it comes to hotel programs, it can make a lot of sense to go really heavy into one of them, and match the status to the other hotel programs you’re interested in. While many status matches are just done by showing your status, there are some companies like Marriott that want to see you’re actually committed to spending nights with the company to get that status. There is some good news though, if you plan on matching to Marriott.
Marriott has launched a new and easier status match. The way it works is you’ll first need to show proof of your status, and a hotel stay within the last 12 months with the hotel brand of your choice. Once you do this, you’ll get a matched status for 90 days.
During those 90 days, if you want to keep the status until February 2022, you’ll need to complete the following requirements.
- Gold Status: 5 nights within 90 days
- Platinum Status: 15 nights within 90 day
If you can complete this requirements, you’ll be approved within 10 business days.
At first glance, the status matching here is much more difficult than other programs where you’ll just instantly get the match. However, if you compare these requirements to the past Marriott status match challenges, the requirements are pretty lenient. You’ll have 90 days to complete the stays which shouldn’t be too terrible. The recommendation I have here is to not sign up for this status match until you are ready to plan out the stays. Otherwise it would be a wasted of the 90 day countdown.
What do you think about this offer? Will you be going for the status match? Let us know down in the comment section below!