This sign up mystery has now been solved. You can get instant Club Carlson Gold status by signing up for the program AND using an address in the Asia Pacific region. The new Gold status is reflected immediately and you will receive the membership materials in a few weeks’ time.
Club Carlson has made an offer for Jet’s Gold and Platinum members for instant Gold status just for enrolling to Gold Points program. This offer is likely open for all and you can access it here. This offer should be open until March 31, 2013, but it is likely to be withdrawn earlier.
Club Carlson Gold benefits are:
- Earn an additional 50% bonus Gold Points on every eligible stay
- Receive 2,000 bonus points with our online booking bonus when you book at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Rezidor hotel brand website
- Complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability)
- Early Check In and Late Check Out upon request (subject to availability)
You will also have access for special elite member offers Stay 2 pay for 1 and Stay 4 pay for 2.
If you already have a Club Carlson account that has points, you can just open a new one. Later just transfer the points from your old account to your newly opened one. You can do this just by phoning Club Carlson customer service.
This offer is valid only for addresses in the Asia Pacific region. It worked perfectly for my address in Bangkok. You can first use a friend’s address in the region and later change it to your more permanent one.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
This offer (“Offer”) is valid only for JetPrivilege members (“Members”) who are enrolling in Club CarlsonSM for the first time and do not have a current or past Club Carlson member account . The Offer is non-transferrable and may not be sold. To be eligible for this Offer, Members must enroll in Club Carlson online using the private JetPrivilege enrollment page from 15 October 2012 to 31 March 2013. By enrolling in Club Carlson and participating in this Offer, Members agree to the Club Carlson program terms & conditions. Club Carlson Gold Elite member benefits are subject to additional terms and conditions. The upgrade to Club Carlson Silver Elite status will be effective immediately and be valid through 28 February 2014. This Offer is limited to one Club Carlson member account per Member. Carlson Hotels, Inc. reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of or discontinue this Offer without notice. Club Carlson is not responsible for any technical failures, internet accessibility problems, incomplete or inaccurate registration information, or other errors of any kind that may affect your enrollment or participation in this Offer. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.