Wyndham Has Cut Elite Status Earning Requirements By 40%

Wyndham Rewards announced some time ago that they’d be extending status through December 31, 2021. This was good news for those of us who’d already hopped on the status-match-go-round, but it wasn’t helpful for those who’d missed out seeing as they’ve temporarily paused status matching.

If you don’t currently have status with Wyndham Rewards and it’s something you’d like, they’ve made it easier to earn by reducing the requirements by 40%.

The usual requirements for earning Wyndham Rewards status are as follows:

  • Gold – 5 nights
  • Platinum – 15 nights
  • Diamond – 40 nights

For 2020, the requirements have been reduced to the following number of nights:

  • Gold – 3 nights
  • Platinum – 9 nights
  • Diamond – 24 nights

While earning status with Wyndham Rewards is hardly aspirational, it could prove useful for future status matching opportunities. Other hotel chains might launch generous status matches in the coming months, so having top tier status with at least one chain could make it easier to match to others. You can get Hilton Diamond status without staying any nights at Hilton properties thanks to the Aspire card (albeit with a $450 annual fee), but if you don’t have that card then 24 nights at Wyndham brands might be easier to attain than 55 nights at IHG properties for Spire Elite status.

It’s certainly not worth mattress running 24 nights, but if you were going to be booking paid stays anyway and you found some non-mediocre Wyndham properties, at least you can pick up status more easily.

h/t Doctor of Credit

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