There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Las Vegas strip was pretty much devoid of any properties at which the mainstream points currencies could be “earned and burned”. There was a Westin just off the strip (opposite Harrah’s) and then Marriott built its “Grand Chateau” timeshare property on Harman but, other than that, there weren’t really any other options.
Yes I know that Park Inn and Country Inn properties are not at the top of a lot of people's "must visit" lists but this Amex offer may actually be useful to anyone looking to make the most of Radisson's 1Q promotion.
Radisson and its loyalty don't get much love from a lot of us because, frankly, the hotelier's offerings here in the US are at best mediocre and more often than not a grave disappointment. Quite simply there are usually better places to stay for the same outlay. However, outside the US things aren't the same and Radisson has a number of properties that are well worth checking out....especially if you're traveling in Europe.
It was only on Monday that Radisson launched a double points promotion on stays of two or more nights and already the hotelier is back with another attempt at persuading guests to stay for more than just a single night.
Radisson has launched yet another promotion and this time it's aimed at travelers looking to stay in Europe, the Middle East or Africa between now and 31 August 2018. As is getting more common with Radisson, the rules aren't as straightforward as one might hope so make sure you read the T&Cs before booking.
Radisson Hotel Group is the new name for what was once Carlson-Rezidor and Radisson Rewards is the new name for the Club Carlson loyalty program. Not too much has changed with the hotel group (except for the name and a reshuffling of premium properties) while the transition from Club Carlson to Radisson Rewards has seen the loyalty program tweak its rules here and there to make them both a little better and a little worse.
It's all change over at Radisson with what was once the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group now rebranded as "Radisson Hotels Group" and with the Club Carlson loyalty program now rebranded as Radisson Rewards and slightly tweaked at the same time too. Now Radisson Hotels has announced the Radisson Collection which, according to the hotelier, is a premium collection of hotels in landmark locations.
Club Carlson used to be a very good loyalty program back when the top-tier properties cost just 50,000 points and when the Club Carlson credit card gave you a free night with every award booking....but that was a while ago. In the US Club Carlson has very few properties that are worth a second glance (although the Radisson Blu Aqua hotel in Chicago is good) and, if we're being honest, the chain doesn't exactly have an abundance of aspirational properties elsewhere in the world either. But there are a few properties that can be useful (usually in Europe) and, as those of us with the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa card get 40,000 points each time we renew the card, it's always good to have a new property at which to spend those points.
Club Carlson is the last of the major hotel chains to reveal its year end global promotion which will run through to 31 December 2016. As will most major hotel promotions registration is required before the end of your first qualifying stay and you'll have to decide which bonus you want to receive (double points or double elite nights) at the time of registration.
Club Carlson (the rewards program for the likes of Radisson Bu and Park Plaza) has launched a new promotion that gives members until 30 October to buy Club Carlson points with a 75% bonus thrown in. In essence Club Carlson members are being sold Gold Points for 0.4 cents each and this could be a promotion worth considering.