? Do you instantly get upgraded to the higher status level the moment you cross the relevant threshold or do you have to wait for the following calendar year for you to be awarded the new status?
All of current year and whole next calendar year.
I ask as I'm presently a Silver member but will have stayed >30 nights towards the end of the year. Hence, if Gold status is awarded as I hit the relevant threshold, I may want to wait for me to reach Gold before pulling the trigger on this offer. That way I earn 15 bonus nights instead of 10.
You should be able to double-dip on the same fast track promo as your status changes. Meet requirements as Silver, get 10 nights, meet requirements again as Gold, get 15 nights. I did exactly this with another Accor Fast Track last year.
One other question, and again, apologies if it's silly, but do stays at Ibis Budget hotels count as stay nights towards elite status? I know Ibis Budgets in most of the world aren't part of ALL so obviously no benefits there but would be curious if the stay would at least count.
Most Ibis Budgets in Australia are now part of ALL. If you browse to the hotel listing page while logged in you'll see some ticks indicating whether you can earn points for the stay. Properties which earn points will also earn status nights - again experience, I did a 2nt mattress run at Ibis Budget Enfield in December to hit Platinum.