Looks like this day could be a really bad news story for Club Carlson Gold and Concierge elite members. As someone who has just spent the last four nights in Prague and Wroclaw on Club Carlson Gold elite 2-for-1 rates, I am disappointed to report that the booking sites for Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates at hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa now show this webpage.
The page you are looking for cannot be found. It may no longer exist or has moved to a new location.
• You can still check rates and availability
• Visit the Club CarlsonSM Home Page
• View other great Club CarlsonSM Promotions
My hope is the 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates are simply being moved to another location, but I will not bet on that.
Since the Carlson hotel chain was bought out by a Chinese company in April 2016, there have not been many noticeable changes to Club Carlson loyalty program. If this elimination of the 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 elite weekend booking rate discount is truly gone, then that is a big blow to the value of the Club Carlson hotel loyalty program.
The primary value of Club Carlson to me this past year has been the hotel rate discounts with 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 weekend discount rates as a Gold elite member by virtue of being a Club Carlson Visa card member. That is really the only value I see in keeping the credit card since the free reward night on points stays of 2 or more nights ended in 2015.
My two nights in Prague cost $44 per night and my two nights in Wroclaw were $41.50 per night with the 2-for-1 discount rate. I have saved thousands of dollars using these Club Carlson discount hotel rates over the past few years.
I have another 20 or so nights booked in 2017 with these 50% off cash discount rates. I found Club Carlson’s 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 special rates offer to be the best value for Europe hotel stays of any loyalty program, even better than IHG PointBreaks since they could be booked many months in advance. I booked my reward stays for July 2017 hotel stays months ago.
I hope this is simply a Club Carlson changeover to a new webpage. But I won’t hold my breath waiting to see if these 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 weekend discount elite rates return. They were a great deal. In the hotel industry, most great deals tend to go by the wayside.
Update: Reader comments indicate these Club Carlson elite member discount rates are confirmed as discontinued.
Park Inn Sofia, Bulgaria $33 per night with Club Carlson 4-for-2 weekend rate July 20-24, 2017.