So I've managed Gold for 5 of the last 7 years (usually by only a few hundred points) but now I find myself about 1500 off Platinum curtesy of Sofitel 3 rooms for 4 nights at great rate in January for family birthday then 5 (unwanted) nights for +1 in Pullman while I had surgery for complicated appendicitis in February. So that had Gold sown up for next year then along came COVID & the gifted 3,500 points. I've had 2 nights at the local Mercure while house & sheds got pest sprayed and suddenly I'm nearly Platinum. I figure I can take a week off & do a roadie to SA now that we can drive from Mildura across the top corner. So could plan 3 nights in the Barossa (haven't been there for 35 years) in the Novotel, down to Kangaroo Island (never been & have just read a trip report) for 4 nights at the Mercure then 2 or 3 nights in Adelaide before back home. That would seal Platinum but normally I wouldn't be doing a trip like this (but longer) till next year so is Platinum worth it?