The original blog post, The Long Road To 500...75 To Go! , gives you the background. This is the end-of-August update for 2018. I'm steaming along.
The first eight months of 2018 consisted of 52 stays. Five of these stays were repeat Marriott properties BUT...47 were NEW!!! Woo hoo!! This edition included 14 Brands, four were from the old Starwood family. The Sheraton, Four Points, Element, and tonight, Le Meridien join the Marriott Legacy brands. 465 down, 35 to go.
My best guess has March/April of 2019 as the date of the BIG stay. I'm still taking suggestions for the BIG 500th property. I have a tentative stay for fistuk 's fave, The Domes in Crete set for the end of April....will that be the BIG 500? If Bill Marriott is going to meet me there and present the Key to the Chain, do you think he'll need more than a week's notice?
The first chart are the new properties added and the second is the current total for each brand. I'm running out of colors