With so many different hotel chains it can be difficult to be loyal to one. Various promotions from the different brands, or the fact that your ‘preferred’ hotel is not nearby all play into the factor. It’s sometimes best to focus on your top 3 hotel chains, in terms of rewards they offer and their location, to make sure you can stay at one of the brands when book nights away from home. Several of the major chains offer fast track hotel status with their brand, though some of the offers are not well published.
Instant Club Carlson Gold Status
Instant ‘no stays required’ status match with Club Carlson hotels has unofficially reopened, after first become available in 2014. Their hotel loyalty scheme comprises of 4 different levels, Gold being second to top status. Club Carlson Gold status is usually triggered after 35 nights or 20 stays in a calendar year. The key status benefits of Club Carlson gold are complimentary room upgrades, a welcome gift on arrival and enhanced point earning rate on paid stays. Club Carlson Gold status members also benefit from a little known 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 promotion (Club Carlson room rate promotions).
Read for full article on how to receive instant Club Carlson Gold status with no stays required.
Fast Track Hilton Gold Status
Hilton regularly change between instant status and fast track status to qualify for Gold level in their hotel loyalty scheme, Hilton HHonors. Currently they are offering a fast track hotel status to Hilton HHonors Gold, after completing 4 qualifying stays within 90 days of registration. The promotion is only for new members to the scheme, and is aimed towards Google employees, though there are no checks in place.
Sign up using the Google link, to fast track your membership to a higher status with Hilton hotels.
Expect this loop hole to close very soon.