IHG Rewards Club has launched Gold fast track offer targeted towards Iberia Plus members that are also eligible for 500 bonus Avios.
This offer is valid for sign ups until December 31, 2017, and you must complete the required three nights by February 15.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that the Gold status usually requires 10 nights that is reduced to just 3 for the duration of this fast track offer. I would assume that if you complete the fast track in 2018 the status is then valid until the the end if 2019.
IHG Rewards Club has had these Gold fast track offers with at least Virgin Atlantic in the past. Must be working for them if they are launching with other airlines as well.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
Enrol with IHG® Rewards Club before 31st December 2017 to receive 500 bonus Avios airmiles for registering as a new Member of IHG Rewards Club. Registration is free. Avios will automatically be awarded by Airline partners on completion of Registration, and in any event before 15th February 2018. You must be an Avios collector with Iberia Plus – Avios as preferred alliance in order to collect Avios, otherwise you will be awarded 1500 IHG Rewards Club bonus points. IHG Rewards Club account must be open and valid for the duration of one calendar year from date of opening. Every new Member will be upgraded to Gold Elite status after they book three (3) qualifying nights in the 90 days following Registration date. Must be 18 years old or over to participate. Blackout dates (when the offers are not available) may apply. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion. This Offer is subject to the General Promotion Terms and standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com.