I currently have 48 nights and just completed a 3 night stay, so once these room nights post to the system (in 1-2 days), I will have enough for Platinum status. According to the people I spoke with at Starwood, I will receive Platinum status solely for 12 months (they claim it is a rolling calendar year by date earned). I even had her ask for a supervisor - and got the same answer. However, according to the Starwood T&C's, I will earn Platinum status for the remainder of 2012 and for all of 2013.http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/legal/spg_terms.html#7 I assume I should listen to the T&C's and not the people I spoke with at SPG, correct? Can anyone confirm their experience?