Beginning October 1, all goldpoints plusSM frequent guest program members who stay three times at any Carlson Hotels Worldwide®property through December 31, 2008 will qualify for a special redemption rate in 2009. Members who take advantage of this offer will be able to book up to a four consecutive night stay at any Carlson property in the world in 2009 for half of the normal points required, per room availability.

For example, members can redeem 27,750 Gold Points®for four free nights at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Orlando Universal in 2009 (versus the 55,500 points normally required). Other examples of the "half-off" redemption savings available in 2009 include: