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Have 46 nights on Marriott Bonvoy this year - no more work travel so if I want to get to 50 I’d have to stay 4 nights personal - have my plat status renewed for next year so staying the 4 nights would only be for getting the 5 suite night upgrades - never had them before so wondering if they’re worth spending ~$700 in essence just for them? What would u guys do?

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Just book a 4 night stay at a cheap property. Free breakfast, suite night upgrades, early / late check in / outs, and other benefits I think are worth it

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Marriott is extending status and they’re already Plat. The only benefit would be to pick a 50 night reward.

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Nope, they aren’t worth that money if you don’t plan on staying otherwise

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Okay thanks all - guess I won’t bother

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Don’t spend $700. Find the cheapest hotel in the network (I’m sure you can fine something for $70/nt) and do mobile check-in (make sure it has mobile checkin)

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Alternatively does the Bonvoy credit card nights count towards the 50 night bonus reward?

Yes. Also suite nights it’s hit or miss so sometimes I get a streak of them all being denied

I think it does

I've gotten way more than $700 value out of my suite nights this year (5 nights upgraded to a $2,000/night suite on an a award stay) but that said I wouldn't spend out of pocket to get more nights. If you really want them you could always "check-in" to a dirt cheap Marriott somewhere near you for four nights but not actually stay there. Could probably get that done for $<400 but still not worth it in my book

Also, with plat you get breakfast at the Starwood properties

I would have an off peak cat 1 hotel and use points - only 20,000 points. I’ve had some pretty good luck with SNA. Most memorable was an ocean front villa with a pool at the StR Punta Mita.

Call the hotel beforehand and ask them if they’ll do it.

At McK we have a fast track to plat elite for only 20 nights... Check if they're offering the same to you guys

They’re alrdy plat, which is being extended to next year. They’re talking about the award you pick for hitting 50 and 75 nights.

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