About a month ago, I took advantage of the free platinum status offer with Accor Hotels. Although I have yet to stay at an Accor property, this free status has been helpful in providing me quite a few status matches (including Diamond Status with Best Western’s Gold Crown Club).
It looks like the free platinum status is back again with Accor’s A|Club, and you can register here. Apparently this offer is only available for new accounts, and not for existing members.
To read more about my experiences with status matching with my free platinum status, please see this related post: Hotel Status Match Success From Free Status Upgrades.