Getting Status FAQ
Q: When does the Points year run from?
A: 1st January to 31st December – it doesn’t matter when you sign up – just sign up before your first stay!
Q:How many points do I need to get to Gold / Platinum
A:See this article
Q: How long does my status last?
A: To the end of the current year and the entire next year
Q: Once I reach Gold do I need 40,000 more points or 60,000 points to hit Platinum Elite?
A: You only need 40,000 points to hit Platinum Elite
Q: Can I carry over my status points from year to year?
A: No status points are lost at the end of each year
Q: How can I get to Gold quicker?
A: You can buy Gold status for US$50 – is it worth it? I don’t think so.
Q: What are base points?
A: You earn 10 point per US dollar or equivalent. This figure is used for calculated Gold/Platinum bonuses and also for some promotions
Q: Do only base points count toward my status?
A: No – all points regardless of where you collect them count, including bonus points, credit applications and buying miles online.
For example you could apply for a UK credit card (25,000) and buy 35,000 points and you’d hit Platinum without even staying in a hotel
Q: If I redeem my points for a room does that count against my status target?
In a word no! It’s what you earn not what you spend that counts.
Any more questions? Add a comment and we will answer them!