Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status: How and When Your Status is Processed and What Happens Next
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Marriott Bonvoy is a hotel loyalty program that rewards members with a range of benefits and perks based on their Elite status. Each year, the program evaluates members’ activity to ensure that their Elite status reflects their qualifying activity from the previous year. This process is called Elite annual processing and takes place in January.
To renew or achieve a higher Elite status, members are required to meet annual Elite achievement/renewal requirements. These criteria can be found on the Marriott Bonvoy website. Elite members can view their current status in their account either online or through the Marriott Bonvoy Mobile App.
Marriott Bonvoy® Silver Elite: 10 to 24 Qualifying Nights annually
Marriott Bonvoy® Gold Elite: 25 to 49 Qualifying Nights annually
Marriott Bonvoy® Platinum Elite: 50 to 74 Qualifying Nights annually
Marriott Bonvoy® Titanium Elite: 75+ Qualifying Nights annually
Marriott Bonvoy® Ambassador Elite: 100+ Qualifying Nights annually and at least $23,000 USD in Annual Qualified Spend
If a member’s Elite status changes mid-stay, they will receive the on-property benefits corresponding to the Elite status they hold at the time of Check-In. They will receive the Elite Bonus Points corresponding to the Elite status they hold at the time of Stay processing, which may be up to 48 hours after the time of Check-Out.
For members who qualify for the same status as the previous year, their current status will be renewed through February of the following year. This means that they will continue to enjoy the benefits and perks of their current Elite status for another year. Members who achieve the same status as the previous year can expect to receive an email notification in late January.
Achieve higher status
For members who achieve a higher Elite status during the year, their new status will be effective immediately upon achievement. This means that they will start enjoying the benefits and perks of the new status as soon as they achieve it. Their status expiration date will be February of the following year.
Soft landing for those who didn’t qualify to keep current status
Members who fail to qualify for any status will be offered one tier below their current status through February of the following year. This means that they will still enjoy some of the benefits and perks of their previous status, although at a lower level. These members will see their new status starting in March and can enjoy their existing status through February of the following year.
It is worth noting that Lifetime Elite Members will never experience an Elite status below their current Lifetime level. However, Marriott Bonvoy is not extending Elite status further at this time. In November 2021, all Members’ Elite status was extended through February 2023, whether earned in 2019 or 2020.
In conclusion, Elite annual processing takes place in January each year. Members who qualify for the same status as the previous year will have their status renewed, while those who achieve a higher status will enjoy the benefits of the new status immediately. Members who fail to qualify for any status will be offered a lower tier status. It is important to meet annual Elite achievement/renewal requirements to maintain or achieve a higher Elite status.