Starwood Platinum Challenge Followup Part Deux: Nitty Gritty Details

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There’s been a lot of speculation about my 2013 Starwood Platinum Challenge. Some are disputing its validity. To remove some of these doubts, I have taken some screenshots and photos of my receipts.

In addition, I did not broker any deal with the hotel in question. The rate was found using simply the Starwood official website and checking hotels in relatively close proximity to my home. Also, there was no Best Rate Guarantee acquired for this rate.

 

Email Screenshots

Platinum Challenge Stay 1: Jan 1 – Jan 15

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Platinum Challenge Stay 2: Jan 17 – Jan 21

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Folio Shot

Page 1 of Stay 1 (lost Stay 2’s folio)

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Platinum Challenge Hotel Information

Four Points By Sheraton Pittsburgh North (Mars, PA) [Category 2]

910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046

While the hotel was not on par with many Starwood properties, it was perfect for a mattress run for a Platinum Challenge. The staff was amazingly friendly and more than made up for the hotel’s age. In good news, it is currently going through a renovation, and if the new facility can match the staff’s attentiveness, it could be a nice rest stop for an I-79 roadtrip.