Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Here’s What Starwood Does for You When You Stay 200 Nights in a Year: Nothing?

C ongratulations to Gary Leff of View From The Wing, who stayed 100 nights in Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide properties this year; and he reported that “100 nights gets you a designated ‘Ambassador’ — an individual designated to handle all Starwood issues, ‘gets to know you over time’ and ‘provide the personal touches that make each trip special.’”

Here’s What Starwood Does for You When You Stay 200 Nights in a Year: Nothing?

I took the title of the article written by Gary Leff and used it for this article — with a couple of modifications, of course — to ask what happens when you are FlyerTalk member Cloudchaser, who stayed at least 205 nights in Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide properties this year alone. However, Cloudchaser did not indicate that Starwood Hotels and Resorts offered or provided anything special to commemorate that accomplishment…

…so I decided to reach out to someone at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and posed that question. “Please kindly note that the Platinum 100 tier is the highest achievable tier within the program and other than additional recognition for your loyalty at our hotels, we do not offer any extra amenities past the 100 nights Ambassador service.”

Does that definitively mean that staying 200 nights in one year gets you nothing? I am not exactly sure of that, as indicated by this rather cryptic statement: “We value our members security and privacy and as a result we are unable to disclose information regarding their annual nights and stays.” Perhaps there is some sort of customized recognition based on the preferences of the guest?


Gary Leff may have nothing on Cloudchaser regarding who stayed the most nights at hotel and resort properties branded under Starwood Hotels and Resorts…

…but as there are only 365 days in most years, 200 nights comprises almost 55 percent of the entire year — and that is not counting stays at hotel and resort properties of other lodging companies. That is a significant amount of time away from home — and Cloudchaser does have a wife and children at home.

I am nowhere near the threshold of staying 200 nights at any lodging chain within one year; so I defer to you: have you stayed that many nights at hotel or resort properties which are within the brand portfolio of one particular lodging company — and if so, had you received any special recognition for that achievement?

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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