Update: Oct 23: The Accorhotels link is now dead for the platinum status but the game is still active. You snooze, you lose! Make sure to follow our site to get in on these limited time offers.
These are two chains you may not know since they are primarily in Europe or Asia, but they are currently offering free status with new account signup. I am actually writing this from an Accor Property, the ibis budget hotel at the Amsterdam airport. I have platinum status with Accor, just like you will after you read this article. This allowed me to get early checkin at 9 AM to our room and will get me late checkout when I leave. Here is the full list of status benefits:
This offer is for new accounts and you just need to click on this link and sign up and you will instantly be given Platinum Status for a year! Even if you never plan on using an Accorhotel this can still be useful because you can use this status to status match with other chains such as Radisson! When you have status with one hotel, other hotels assume you are the frequent traveler they are after and compete for your business. These links don’t usually last long so do it now before it is gone!
Once you have your account created, jump start your account with 2000 free points (worth $60 in hotel vouchers) by playing their Facebook game matching the cities with their names. They do 500 points a week over 4 weeks so you will have to go back each week to get the points. A quick google map search on the hotel name will usually find it really fast.
The second offer is for Voyager status with the Langham 1865 chain. This is their highest status other than their conceirge level. They are a boutique brand offering hotels in mainly Asia, but also operate locations in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Click on this link and then Enroll Now, and then enter 442394 in the invitation code box and it should change the next entry to Voyager for the upgraded membership. I am not sure if I will ever stay at a Langham, but free status is free so why not get it just in case.
The third offer is for Marriott silver status. This is offered to certain big companies such as IBM as a benefit, but the sign up is generic so there is no proof of employment needed. So if the link works, then go for it. Here is the link!
So there you go, you will now have upgraded status with 3 different chains of hotels to get you free upgrades as well as late and early checkout. It should take about 10 minutes to apply for all 3, so get to it and start enjoying the benefits!
Hat tip to View from the Wing and Loyalty Traveler for the news on these offers.