Daily Archives: Mar 9, 2013

Club Carlson Gold Status Just For Signing Up


You can get instant Gold status with Club Carlson by signing up for the program by by following the instructions below. This offer is available for address in the Asia Pacific region. You can open an account i.e. in Thailand and later change the address back where you live.

Edit: 2PM EST (March 11): seems that Club Carlson has now deactivated this offer. As I posted originally on March 9, this was likely to be time sensitive sign up promo. You can get Club Carlson Gold status by doing a status match from Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status. You can get Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status by following the instructions here


The Gold status normally requires 20 stays or 35 qualifying nights in a calendar year.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Review of My Brief Stay


Last month I spent half day at this property. I had a very early morning flight out on Emirates and decided to check out this brand new Marriott property that hadn’t had its grand opening at the time.

The hotel will have two towers once it is completely ready. Only one tower is operational right now. The second tower is expected to open sometime in 2014.


Hotel Responses To Online Reviews: Case IHG – Social Listening


Writing an article about online hotel reviews on sites like TripAdvisor has been on my ‘to-do’ list for a long time. The article is still coming, but I recently came across this IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PDF about how their properties should respond to online reviews on sites like TripAdvisor.


Note that this guide is available on the public web and IHG should have better procedures in place to keep their internal documentation private. In the meantime, we can have have a look at IHG’s instructions for property reviews.

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