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.

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

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I receive regular 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 valuable points intact. Club Carlson […]

Bits: Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Melia sales, triple Avios with Small Luxury Hotels

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Some news in brief: 30% off Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza Summer bookings The various Club Carlson brands are currently running a short Summer sale which ends on Friday covering their hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They guarantee a saving of 30% […]

Bits: Kabbee £10 bonus, last day to book Club Carlson free nights, last day to buy SPG points

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News in brief: Kabbee raises our special sign-up code to £10 London minicab firm Kabbee has put the exclusive Head for Points sign up code (POINTS10) back to £10 for this weekend only.  You need to download the app before midnight on Sunday to get […]

My review of the Radisson Blu SkyCity hotel at Arlanda airport, Stockholm

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This is my review of the Radisson Blu SkyCity hotel at Arlanda airport in Stockholm. When I was over in Stockholm two weeks ago, I chose to stay at the Radisson Blu SkyCity inside the airport terminal.  The main group I was travelling with were at […]

My review of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, London

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This is my review of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London. Regular readers will already know that I checked in to the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel last week on the £27 promotion run by lastminute.com’s ‘Top Secret Hotels’ page.  Despite it being a third-party booking, […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios or Etihad for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus (10% with Starwood) if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios. Etihad Guest is offering a similar deal until 6th June. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points […]

MASSIVE Club Carlson devaluation decimates European redemptions

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza programme, slipped out a list of category changes on its website yesterday.  No announcement has been made to members. The impact is shocking with many properties – mainly in Europe – jumping by 40%. Take […]

Bits: 8000 Avios for Economist sub back, full points for my £27 lastminute.com stay!

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Some more news in brief: Iberia brings back its Economist promotion Head for Points readers had a lot of fun before Christmas when Iberia offered 12,000 Avios points with a subscription to ‘The Economist’. ‘The Economist’ historically let you cancel your subscription at any time […]

25% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios is back!

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It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable. I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! Full details can be found on ba.com here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

Where to buy airline and hotel points

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This page contains links to the ‘buy miles’ or ‘buy points’ sections of the major airline and hotel schemes. Click on the link to be taken directly to the ‘buy’ page. Airlines: American AAdvantage British Airways Executive Club Flying Blue (Air France / KLM) Iberia […]

TRIPLE points on Club Carlson stays between April and June – a 50% rebate!

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has launched a very generous promotion for Spring. Between 6th April and 28th June you will earn TRIPLE points on every stay.  This means that you will earn 60 base points per US$1 […]

Bits: £26 4* and 5* London hotels!, double Avios at London City, got a Tesco Bank account?

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Over Easter I will be dropping more stories than usual into these summary articles.  Whilst these are normally less important deals, I would keep a close eye on them as I will be kitchen sinking all the news here, big or small! £29.99 London hotels deals […]

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

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In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Club Carlson loyalty scheme. This post is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. This article has been edited to reflect the June 1st 2015 changes to Club Carlson. […]

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

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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

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Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes. Each programme will be covered in two posts on consecutive days: The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend or partner is good (but airline miles are bad)

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Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]