What is the basis for making this statement? I was specifically told at the SPG event that individual hotels will not know if you are anything other than a Platinum guest unless and until you use one of those Suite Certificates, for example. I specifically asked whether the hotel would see that I’m Lifetime, and was told no by several of the SPG chiefs. I’m writing about a hotel that you make a reservation at, not SPG Central. Now, if someone regularly patronizes a particular hotel(s), that/those hotels will certainly be offering that guest something extra, and the only thing it’s related to is how many nights, or money has been spent, at that hotel by that guest, and not because of some imagined Plat Tier standing. I’ve met these execs at other events, and I've never been lied to by them. If you have some special source of info to show me that they lied to my face, and that individual hotels will somehow know and treat so-called “Plat50“’s, etc. or “Plat Tiers“ differently, please share it to back up your statements.