I’ve been Marriott Platinum Elite since middle of 2005. However in 2007 I only had something like 40 nights but they gave me Platinum status for 2008. I thought it was some kind of fluke. One needs 75 nights to maintain or become Platinum status with Marriott, possibly the toughest hotel status to gain. In 2008 I had even less, 28 nights to be exact. But lo and behold, I received my 2009 Marriott Platinum Membership card in the mail the other day. Can someone explain this to me? I’m not complaining though. I just hope they don’t fix this glitch in their system.