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9th June 2016 update: I received this confirmation email from Club Carlson:
Thank you for providing the documentation for a status match! We have
upgraded your Club Carlson account to Gold status effective immediately
and expiring on February 28, 2017 (unless otherwise re-obtained). 

Club Carlson is the loyalty program for Radisson hotels – these include:

  • Radisson Blu
  • Radisson
  • Radisson Red
  • Park Plaza
  • Park Inn by Radisson
  • Quorvus Collection
  • Country Inns & Suites

They are currently offering to match status with any other hotel loyalty program – well actually they’ll only match to Gold, not their highest ‘Concierge’ tier. Only a screenshot of your ‘other’ loyalty program card is required = so you don’t need to prove recent stays etc.

Club Carlson Gold status doesn’t give you the same level of perks as, for example, Hilton Gold, but this is a free offer and who knows – you might need to stay at a Radisson hotel sometime soon. Also, having a Gold loyalty card might help you next time another hotel loyalty program offers a status match.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Sign up for a Club Carlson account – if you don’t have one already
  • Take a screenshot of your highest status card from another hotel loyalty program – for Hilton, I took a shot of my account screen open as they tend not to send physical cards
  • Send an email to statusmatch@carlsonrezidor.com with the subject ‘Status Match’ and add:
    Full name
    Club Carlson membership number
    Name of other frequent guest program
    Membership number and tier level of the other frequent guest program
    Copy of your membership card from the other frequent guest program (PDF or JPG files only)

The perks are as follows:

Silver Elite:
Complimentary room upgrades, upon availability
15% point bonus on all Eligible Stays
10% discount on food and beverage purchases at participating in-hotel restaurants
Early check-in or late checkout
Access to an Elite Member Services line

Gold Elite:
Complimentary room upgrades, upon availability
35% point bonus on all Eligible Stays
15% discount on food and beverage purchases at participating in-hotel restaurants
Early check-in or late checkout
Access to an Elite Member Services line
In-room welcome gift

Club Carlson even have a website that describes most of what I just wrote. I applied today and will update this post as soon as I hear back from Club Carlson.