Signed up for AMEX Platinum card, one benefit is SPG Gold, Marriott matched SPG Gold automatically since my two accounts were linked. I have 0 stays with SPG or Marriott in the last two years. Called Marriott and requested a challenge for getting to Platinum and I was approved. I have until May 30 to complete 9 stays and be awarded Platinum status.
on February 10, 2017