I have an upcoming stay at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, an Autograph Collection hotel and have no status with Marriott.
In fact, I stayed at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas a few years ago shortly after its Grand Opening. At that time, I had Marriott Gold status and was upgraded from a regular room to a Terrace Studio (one category higher). I’ve already secured SPG Platinum and have already stayed and planned for 50 nights with Starwood. Now I’ve been thinking about adding another hotel status to my portfolio just to try out another program.
I was reading about the Marriott Rewards Platinum Status Challenge for 4 Months on The Miles Professor. According to The Miles Professor, “Getting the status is very easy. You simply call Marriott at 801–468-4000 and ask for the Platinum Challenge. You instantly get Platinum Status for the month your enroll and for an additional three months after that.”
Marriott Rewards Platinum Status is the top-tier status and comes with a multitude of benefits, including:
50% Base Earning Bonus on paid stays
Possible room upgrades
Hotel lounge access with free breakfast
Free internet access
To complete the challenge, you have to have 9 stays in 4 months. I thought to myself, surely that is too good to be true? I would love to try out a new program that I’m not that familiar with and have instant Platinum Elite status for my upcoming stay at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
I called up Marriott at 1-801-468-4000 and was on hold for 20 minutes. When I finally got to representative, I asked her if I could be enrolled into the Platinum Challenge. I had already entered my Marriott Rewards number into the screen, so she had all my information in front of her. In less than one minute, without any verification or documentation to send in, she said that she had processed the Platinum Elite status on my account and that it would take 24 hours to reflect. I pleasantly thanked her and was instantly upgraded from a General Member to a Platinum Elite in less than one minute!
I can’t wait to see how the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas treats top tier Marriott Platinum Elite members. By the way, you can download the Marriott app and display your Platinum Elite membership card if necessary while waiting for the physical card in the mail.