Recently returned from a trip to Monte Carlo. Arrived as an Mlife Pearl, and grabbed a meal before checking in. At check in I handed my Pearl card to the front desk agent to make sure my hotel spend earned me points, and she responded that she could print me my new Gold card, and that in the future, I could use the VIP check in to avoid the lines, etc. Thinking this was clearly a mistake, but wanting to get my hands on a Gold card, I nodded and accepted the card without questioning the agent. Room assigned, off I went. I quickly logged in on my iPad, and also my iPhone app to check my status: still Pearl. Flash forward to the end of trip, still Pearl according to mlife.com, etc. At check out, I get the same thing, "You know, you're a Gold member, and don't have to use the front desk, etc." So here is my question: Is it possible for a specific property to upgrade your Mlife status at their property alone? Is it possible that everywhere else I'm an Mlife Pearl, but that MC chooses to extend me Gold benefits? Or, did I just find the two front desk agents who weren't able to properly read their screens? I'm confused!