I have been Hilton HHonors Diamond for several years. Called Marriott to request at least a Gold Elite status challenge and hopefully a Platinum Elite status challenge. Representative was very nice but said that they do not do matches anymore and that status challenges can only be from one level with Marriott to the next level. Since I am just a Marriott Rewards member and haven't achieved Silver yet, they would not offer me a status challenge. She suggested I work towards Silver and then call them back as soon as I achieve it so that I could then request a Gold Elite status match. She did say that when I call back to tell them that I am trying to move from Hilton Diamond to Marriott as quickly as possible because that would help.
on September 16, 2016