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Marriott Bonvoy Grants Status Soft Landing for 2024

Marriott Bonvoy Grants Status Soft Landing for 2024

Marriott Bonvoy has decided to once again grant a soft landing to anyone who doesn’t re-achieve Marriott Bonvoy elite status in 2023. This means that at most, you’ll drop down one tier from the status you enjoyed in 2023 for the entirety of 2024.

If you’re unable to maintain the same status you have this year, this policy will help you retain some sort of status with Marriott for the following year that you wouldn’t otherwise enjoy.

Marriott Bonvoy Grants Status Soft Landing for 2024

The qualification period for Marriott Bonvoy elite status follows the calendar year. Members must earn a minimum number of elite qualifying nights to reach various status thresholds (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador), as well as hit a spending threshold for Ambassador status only.

If you earn or renew status in 2023, you’ll enjoy that status through to February 2025.

However, if you’re unable to renew you status in 2023, Marriott Bonvoy has announced that members will be granted status one tier below their current status, which will be valid until February 2025. The new status will be reflected in the account as of March 2024, which is when their previous status will have expired.

You’ll receive an email in January 2024 confirming your one-level drop, but there’s nothing else you need to do to benefit from this soft landing.

In practice, if you didn’t manage to re-achieve your 2023 status for 2024, the soft landing will be distributed as follows:

  • 2023 Ambassador members will enjoy Titanium status in 2024.
  • 2023 Titanium members will enjoy Platinum status in 2024.
  • 2023 Platinum members will enjoy Gold status in 2024.
  • 2023 Gold members will enjoy Silver status in 2024.

Marriott’s soft landing policy is meant to keep members continually engaged with the hotel chain despite having missed the qualification requirement for 2024.

The soft landing is most beneficial to outgoing Ambassador and Titanium members, who’ll continue to enjoy the program’s most meaningful benefits as Titanium or Platinum members in 2024, including free breakfast, suite upgrades, and 4pm late check-out, amongst others.

Other Ways to Earn Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status

If you find yourself with a lower status than what you’ve enjoyed in the past few years, the good news is that earning Marriott Bonvoy elite status is easier than ever. 

At the bare minimum, you can get Silver status simply by…

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