Hi, I just initiated my marriot platinum challenge. I have the following questions:
1. The agent who helped me initiate the challenge told me that my platinum status earned from this challenge will only last until Dec.31, 2018. But I thought that status earned this year will last for this year plus the next whole year?
2. After the Aug. 1 program change, current plat members will be matched to platinum premier. How long will this new status last? Will the status last until early 2020 for all current members or will the status last according to each member's own renewal date? Will us (old platinum members) earn 10 suite upgrade certificates immediately after the Aug. 1 change without the need to re-qualify through 75 nights?