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.

Don’t get caught – IHG, Hilton and Marriott change their cancellation rules

The last few months have seen a number of, in some cases, underhand moves to change – for the worse – the cancellation policies for flexible hotel bookings. These moves have generally been restricted to North America which is why I haven’t covered them.  However, […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

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 […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]

Which hotel at Heathrow has the best swimming pool?

You may well have spent many hours awake at night wondering which Heathrow Airport hotel has the best swimming pool.  Good news – I’ve done the work for you! For reasons too complex to explain, we decided to spend Friday at a hotel at the […]

Bits: 4,800 Avios with LEGO, 30% off Radisson & Park Inn, 25% off Good To Go Parking

News in brief: 4,800 Avios with LEGO Tesco Direct has launched another attractive ‘extra Clubcard points with LEGO’ offer : 500 extra Clubcard points (1,200 Avios or 1,250 Virgin miles) when you spend £30 1,000 extra Clubcard points (2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles) when […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

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: Kate Spade opens at T5, new BA ski routes from Manchester, 20% off Radisson in Germany

News in brief: Kate Spade New York at Heathrow Terminal 5 Kate Spade New York has opened a shop at Heathrow Terminal 5. The brand continues to grow internationally and Heathrow T5 is their first shop at a UK airport. The pop-up shop will be […]

Bits: Big savings with Amazon Prime Day today, 75% bonus on Club Carlson points

News in brief: Amazon Prime Day – big discounts today only Amazon Prime Day has returned for the third time. What started as a one off event for Amazon’s 20th birthday two years ago, is now an established annual event where Amazon makes certain items […]

Bits: BA JFK works postponed, London’s biggest new hotel opens, £20 off Airportr

News in brief: JFK Terminal 7 building work postponed, luckily A few weeks we wrote about proposed building work at New York JFK Terminal 7 – the home of British Airways – which would have added a full hour to the time taken to clear security. […]

Bits: 10% off Radisson Blu with special link, new Clubcard deal includes UberEATS

News in brief: Get 10% off at Radisson Blu with a special link HFP has been given access to a special Radisson Blu ‘10% off’ promotion. You won’t find this promotion on the Radisson Blu website unless you follow this special link. Included in this […]

Thinking caps on – how can you maximise Carlson’s ‘free Fridays’ promo?

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza / Quorvus chain, has launched a very interesting new promotion. This could be very lucrative if you are prepared to ‘play the game’, although it will require some flexibility in both earning and redeeming. Details […]

My review of the Park Inn hotel, Southend on Sea

This is my review of the Park Inn Palace, Southend on Sea, hotel. I have never stayed in a Park Inn before.  I have ‘stayed’ in a Park Inn, on a mattress run for the purposes of accruing 50,000 Club Carlson bonus points (and you […]

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 […]