With Marriott extending everyone’s elite status for next year, there are plenty of members getting a status gift – recognizing that once-loyal guests haven’t had their business travel start back up, and especially those whose travels normally taken them abroad including to Asia.
On the other hand there are members who have spent countless nights with their head in beds in 2021. They’ve given Marriott their stays and it turns out they didn’t need to do this in order to keep their elite tier for 2022.
While Platinum (50 night) and Titanium (75 night) members aren’t really going to be ahead of their peers if they actually earned status ‘the real way’ (though Marriott’s algorithm for applying Suite Night Awards may take account of this), Ambassador members who requalified with 100 elite nights and $14,000 or more in spend will receive a benefit that those who are having their status extended will not.
Ambassador Elites who qualified ‘the real way’ (100+ elite nights plus at least $14,000 in spend) will be able to gift a Platinum Elite status in 2022.
Heading into 2022, we are taking this opportunity to renew our commitment to the Ambassador program to improve and elevate the experience for our most loyal members. We hope you feel the impact of our pledge and look forward to continuing to host…Ambassador Elite member[s] in the year ahead.
Ambassador elite status in 2022 will again require $20,000 spend and 100 elite nights. The announced $14,000 spend level was a one-off for 2021. However we’ll see what kind of promotions Marriott offers for elite nights in the coming year.