From now till 30 June 2020, Fraser Hospitality is currently offering instant Fraser World Diamond status (its highest tier) to World Elite Mastercard members. This offer has actually been available since 2019, so naturally I’m only hearing about it now.
Both the Citi Prestige and UOB Lady’s Solitaire Metal Card belong to the World Elite tier. The OCBC Premier Debit Card technically has the World Elite tier too, but probably won’t be eligible for this offer given it’s a debit card.
How to get instant Fraser World Diamond status
Citi Prestige cardholders can contact the Citibank concierge to process their upgrade. UOB Lady’s Solitaire cardholders should contact the Mastercard concierge number at the back of their card (I don’t think UOB operates a dedicated concierge for this product).
You’ll need to provide your Fraser World membership number, and the upgrade should reflect within four weeks.
Status granted under this offer is valid for 1 year, after which you’ll need to requalify as per normal. At least 40 nights are required for requalification- probably impossible given all that’s going on right now, but you’ll at least get to enjoy the benefits for a year.
What benefits does Fraser World Diamond status give?
Diamond members can look forward to a 10-20% discount off the best flexible rate, a 20% discount on F&B and laundry, early check-in from 8 a.m and late check-out up till 6 p.m. Apartment upgrades are available for short-term stays as well.
Frasers World members earn 1 point for every US$1 spent on short stays of 1-29 consecutive nights, or 0.5 points for every US$1 spent on long stays of 30 or more consecutive nights. There is no bonus for elite members.
Points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards (2,000 points= US$50) or room redemptions. Fraser has 9 different categories (oddly, its lowest category is 2), with award nights ranging from 2,000-9,5000 points.
Fraser has ~150 properties across 80 cities worldwide, but not all properties participate in the Fraser World loyalty program. A full list of participating properties can be found here.
Fraser World isn’t a particularly well-known loyalty scheme, but free status is free status. There’s no harm in signing up in the off chance you end up at one of their serviced residences in the next 12 months.