Club Carlson has a business program that will let a separate business account earn up to 10 points per dollar for eligible stays, in addition to the points earned by the guest into their own account.
- The guest and the company account administrator can be the same person (so they would effectively earn an extra 10 points per dollar for their stay).
- And the company administrator can earn points for others’ stays as well — earning Club Carlson points even when they aren’t traveling.
In addition to points-earning for the company account, the program comes with a 5% – 15% discount on room rates, but other available offers such as AAA or corporate discounts are likely as good.
The program’s terms and conditions explain points-earning.
Club Carlson for Business members may earn 8 Gold Points per U.S. dollar spent on Room Charges by its employees, vendors and business partners at Participating Properties, plus 2 Gold Points per U.S. dollar spent for reservations for Eligible Stays that are booked through your private booking webpage, the Club Carlson website, a Carlson brand website, or a Carlson mobile website. Reservations for Eligible Stays must be made by the account administrator and must include the Corporate Account ID. Individual Club Carlson members may also earn Gold Points for the same Room Charges with their individual Club Carlson accounts. Amounts spent on food and beverages, Event Purchases, taxes, and incidental or third party charges, such as charges for telephone or other communications services, laundry, pay-per-view movies, entertainment, recreational facilities, restaurants, banquets, catering, gift shops, stores, tenants, vendors or concessionaires, are not eligible to earn Gold Points in Club Carlson for Business.
Starwood used to have a similar program, SPG Biz, before consolidating it into SPG Pro.
Just as many people can get small business credit cards, so too can many people get small business accounts with airlines and hotel programs. I’ll be setting one up myself with Club Carlson using the tax ID for my LLC.