Club Carlson has a double elite nights promotion that is probably only useful for members residing outside the USA. If you are located in the USA and staying at Carlson Rezidor Hotels, then you should hold the Club Carlson Visa for complimentary Gold elite status.
Club Carlson Gold elite status normally requires 20 stays or 35 nights in a calendar year. The big value benefit of Gold elite are the Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 weekend rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa hotels. I have a 2-for-1 rate for a Radisson Blu hotel in Sweden at the end of November dropping my rate from $140 per night to $70 per night.
Club Carlson Promotion Registration is required for double elite nights.
[UPDATE Nov 5 – Club Carlson provided clarification to me regarding the ten nights maximum wording I found ambiguous.
A registered member can earn up to 10 Elite Qualifying Nights per Eligible Stay, but there is no limit to the number of Eligible Stays a member can complete.
You can earn bonus elite nights for all stays through December 31, 2015. The 10 bonus elite nights limitation only applies when staying 10 or more nights on a single extended hotel stay.]
Basically the deal is earn 2 elite nights for every eligible paid night stayed through the end of the year. The T&C indicate there is a limit of 10 bonus elite nights, although the wording could be interpreted to mean only the first ten nights of a single extended stay are eligible for bonus elite nights. I find the wording ambiguous.
Bottom line is this elite bonus nights promotion is likely to be of use only to people who do not hold the Club Carlson Visa card.
Since the T&C state “complete and pay for an Eligible Stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide”, it looks like Club Carlson award stays will not earn double elite nights.
Club Carlson Double Elite Nights Terms & Conditions
To participate in the Celebrate Double promotion (“Promotion”), you must register at clubcarlson.com/celebratedouble and complete and pay for an Eligible Stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide between November 2 and December 31, 2015 (“Promotion Period”).
Promotion is valid for one bonus Eligible Night toward Elite status for each Eligible Night completed during Promotion Period. Promotion is only valid for the first 10 Eligible Nights of an Eligible Stay during the Promotion Period.
Must be a Club Carlson member to be eligible. To participate in the Promotion, the member must provide Club Carlson member number at time of reservation or check-in. Subject to all Club Carlson terms and conditions. Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue Promotion without notice. Void where prohibited.