I am a Westin owner and have gold status for life but I want platinum status for life. I am staying at a Marriott resort in South Lake Tahoe for a couple days and started checking things out and have been hearing about a Platinum elite status challenge. I want to know more. I am going to be selling my home in California later this year and will need a place to stay and I am hoping I can get some lasting platinum status of all the nights I will be staying in a hotel. How can I learn more? It seems Marriott keeps that info secret?