Overview of Marriott Platinum 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 DiamondMarriott Silver and Marriott Gold.

Overview of Marriott Platinum Status

So for this week, we are going to look at Marriott Platinum, which normally requires 75 nights with Marriott.

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How to Earn:

(1) 75 nights in a calendar year

Benefits of Marriott Platinum Status

  • Guaranteed lounge access/breakfast for members and one guest
  • Room and Suite Upgrades
  • Free premium tiered internet service
  • Guaranteed room type
  • Free local phone and local fax
  • 50% bonus on points for stays
  • 10% Gift Shop Discount
  • 48-Hour Guaranteed Availability
  • Hertz #1 Gold membership

In addition, Marriott Platinum members also receive:

RewardsPlus: MileagePlus Premier Status

Fly United Airlines with complimentary MileagePlus Premier Silver status—including free upgrades, 1 free checked bag, 25% Premier bonus miles, priority seating and more.

Other Ways To Earn:

The Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card gives 15 elite qualifying nights each year 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, meaning you could spend your way to Marriott Platinum status.


Bottom Line

One of the best perks of Marriott Platinum status is the guaranteed lounge access/breakfast benefit. Marriott Platinum members also receive room and suite upgrades and a nice 50% earning bonus. The Premier Silver status on United is another nice perk.

What’s your favorite Marriott Platinum benefit?

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  1. I’m a Marriott Platinum and a Hyatt Diamond. In my opinion, the Hyatt status is far more valuable. Better upgrades, free breakfast, free wifi and free club access.

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