Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza)

Club Carlson is the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels amongst others. You earn Goldpoints which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Club Carlson which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: Radisson / Park Inn one-week sale launched, up to 50% discount on buying Hilton points

News in brief: Radisson Dream Deals sale now on – one week only Today, Radisson has launched another “Dream Deals” sale – there was a private pre-sale period last week which was exclusive to existing Club Carlson members. The sale covers 350 Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park […]

What are the best hotel promos for June?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: last chance for 40k IHG credit card bonus, best travel bonus for Bicester

News in brief: Last chance for 20,000 or 40,000 IHG Rewards Club sign-up points Back in February, IHG Rewards Club sent out emails to people who had held the old Barclaycard-issued IHG Rewards Club credit cards. The email offered a special bonus if you took out […]

When your Club Carlson points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Club Carlson points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Club Carlson points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep your valuable points intact. If you […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

Two readers have emailed me recently about IHG’s new Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays over the Summer, Accelerate is the most generous offer for most people.) Both wanted to know if it was possible to book multiple rooms […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: win a Heathrow T2 lounge pass today, 75% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

News in brief: Win two passes for the United Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 A reader has generously given me two United Club lounge passes that he does not need.  This is good news for anyone flying out of Heathrow Terminal 2 before 30th […]

TRIPLE points on Club Carlson stays until June – a potential 50%+ rebate!

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has launched a very generous promotion for Spring. If you don’t know much about Club Carlson, full details and a sign-up link can be found here. Until 30th June you will earn TRIPLE points […]

What are the best hotel promos for April?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on each […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Club Carlson – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I reviewed ‘the facts’ of the Club Carlson loyalty scheme. This post is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – high earnings rate, free Gold status via Amex Platinum, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Club Carlson – The Facts

This is the first of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other – on the following day – will be my subjective view of what is […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes.   Every single scheme has seen big changes since I last looked at this two years ago.  Each programme will be covered in two articles on consecutive […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay. (I ran a sister article to this in November which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying […]

American Express Platinum gains a SEVENTH hotel status partner, indirectly

(EDIT: following a comment below, I have reworked this article because my original merging of Marriott and Starwood benefits may have been confusing.) If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending […]

Bits: new Radisson sale, last chance for BA Holidays sale, the Haynes Heathrow manual

News in brief: New Radisson Blu / Park Inn / Park Plaza sale starts today  Radisson has launched its latest “Dream Deals” sale to the public today.  The sale covers 350 Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels across the UK, Europe, […]