Are there any ways to fast track to Starwood or Marriott Gold Status?

Are there any current deals out there to get fast track Starwood or Marriott Gold status?

Hi ZoomZoom.\r\n\r\nThe only way I’ve ‘fast-tracked’ my SPG status to gold is with the Westpac Altitude Qantas Black card (\r\n\r\nI’m not sure whether the Westpac MasterCard is a ‘Wold’ MasterCard (it was when I had the card), the promotion will give MasterCard ‘Wold’ owners Gold Status on their first SPG stay.\r\n\r\nAlso, Hilton Honours will match your SPG status for 90 days. Try to coordinate any upcoming trips to coincide with the 90 day status upgrade window.\r\n\r\nGood luck.\r\n\r\nPointsGuy

Thanks , I appreciate the advice. The World Mastercard offer is over, to good to be true with just one stay???..I wish it would return. There is also the Starwood “status challenge” but there is a delay in recognition. I’m really looking for a “fast track” option like the World Mastercard deal offered.

Try calling SPG and ask for a platinum or gold status challenge, might still be available, I only just completed in August the 18 nights in the 3 month qualification period and was upgraded to platinum with SPG and then matched to platinum with Marriot because after this.\r\nStays in Asia are a cheaper way to clock the nights up.

You get Gold status with SPG, Shangri-La, Hilton & Carlson with Amex Platinum

Excellent news, thanks for the tip. A new strategy.