Overview of Marriott Gold Status


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Each week, we will be taking a look at a hotel or airline elite status level and the benefits that come with it and how to leverage earning the status.

So far we have looked at Hilton GoldHilton DiamondStarwood GoldStarwood PlatinumHyatt PlatinumHyatt Diamond and Marriott Silver.

Overview of Marriott Gold Status

So for this week, we are going to look at Marriott Gold, which normally requires 50 nights with Marriott.

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How to Earn:

(1) 50 nights in a calendar year

Benefits of Marriott Gold Status

  • Guaranteed lounge access/breakfast for members and one guest
  • Complimentary room upgrade
  • Free premium tiered internet service
  • Guaranteed room type
  • Free local phone and local fax
  • 25% bonus on points for stays
  • 10% Gift Shop Discount
  • Hertz #1 Gold membership

Other Ways To Earn:

The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card gives 15 elite qualifying nights each year, meaning that this card would give you Marriott Silver status each year just for having the card after the first year, as well as the opportunity to earn 1 elite qualifying night for every $3,000 you spend with no limit.

Bottom Line

One of the best perks of Marriott Gold status is the guaranteed lounge access/breakfast benefit. Marriott Gold members also receive room upgrades and a nice 25% earning bonus.

What’s your favorite Marriott Gold benefit?

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