But for you younger business travelers here is the info:
Marriott Rewards Lifetime Elite Qualification Criteria:
1. 12 or more years as a Marriott Rewards member and at least one year of earned membership at the corresponding lifetime level. (20 years as a Gold member, but never having achieved a year as Platinum elite means you can only earn Lifetime Gold, even if the nights and points thresholds for lifetime Platinum are met.)
2. Lifetime Silver requires 600 nights. Lifetime Gold = 800 nights. Lifetime Platinum = 1,000 nights. All qualified nights count towards lifetime status including credit card nights, rollover nights, and Nights Count Double promotion nights.
3. Lifetime Silver requires 1,200,000 points.
Lifetime Gold = 1,600,000 points. Lifetime Platinum = 2,000,000 points. (These levels were reduced in 2010 from 1.5M Silver, 2.0M Gold, and 3.0M Platinum. Hotel stay points, promotion bonuses, credit card points, partner activity points all count.)
For Marriott Rewards Lifetime Platinum status a member must have 12 years membership with at least one membership year as a Marriott Rewards Platinum elite; 1,000+ qualified hotel nights; and earned 2,000,000 points.
Lifetime Gold requires 12 years membership with at least one year of earned Gold elite; 800 hotel nights; and 1,600,000 points.
Lifetime Silver requires 12 years membership with at least one year earned Silver elite; 600 hotel nights; and 1,200,000 lifetime earned points.