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: FREE 2-month Friends & Family Railcard, 25% off Radisson, Park Inn & Park Plaza weekends

News in brief: A FREE 2-month Friends & Family Railcard The Sun has been giving away 125,000 Friends & Family Railcards this week. They are only valid for two months, from 1st June to 31st July, but given that it will only take a few seconds […]

Bits: Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza taken over by Chinese group, Radisson’s new family package

Two bits of Club Carlson news today: Carlson Rezidor taken over by Chinese conglomerate Carlson Hotels, parent of the Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza brands, has been acquired by HNA Tourism Group, a major Chinese conglomerate.  HNA, amongst other things, is an investor in […]

My review of The May Fair Hotel in London

This is my review of The May Fair Hotel in London which is operated by Radisson Edwardian, albeit unbranded, and is part of the Club Carlson loyalty scheme. You may wonder why I was in a hotel that is three tube stops from my house.  Last […]

Bits: £15 off £200 Opodo flight, new UK KLM destinations, Radisson & Park Inn Nordic sale

News in brief: New Opodo discount code launched Until the 29th (Friday), Opodo is offering a £15 saving when you book a flight for £200 or more.  You need to be careful about any fees they add which may reduce the value of the bonus […]

Earn up to 50,000 bonus Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn) points with their Spring promotion

Club Carlson, the loyalty programme for Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites, has announced a new bonus points promotion running until 31st July. It is a very simple one.  You need to register here and you will receive bonus points based on the […]

Bits: Tesco Bank interchange fee profit hit, new Avios hotel deals, £50 credit at Radisson Blu Edwardian

News in brief: Tesco Bank shows first hit from EU interchange fee caps The Tesco financial results last week gave the first indication of how credit card companies will be hit from the 0.3% cap on interchange fees which came into effect on 3rd December. […]

Bits: redeem Avios from Humberside!, win 60,000 Avios with Melia, £129 Park Plaza London

News in brief: Now redeem your Avios points from Humberside Airport Great news for anyone living near Hull, Grimsby or Scunthorpe!  From next Friday 15th April, British Airways is launching flights from Humberside Airport. OK, it isn’t quite as exciting as that.  It isn’t British […]

Bits: Park Inn Easter offers, Amex Nectar sign-up bonus now available to everyone

News in brief: Easter deals at Park Inn hotels in the UK and Ireland Last week I wrote about the special Easter deals available at Radisson Blu hotels across the UK – free upgrades, free breakfast and free Easter eggs!  This included the Manchester and […]

Free upgrade, free breakfast and a free Easter egg with Radisson Blu!

Radisson Blu is running a special Easter promotion across 15 of its hotels in the UK and Ireland. Between 21st March and 10th April, they are offering special Easter packages .  These will get you: free breakfast a guaranteed room upgrade a free Easter egg! If […]

New ‘buy points’ deals with United, Carlson, American, Hyatt, Melia … and a Flying Blue deal coming

Buying miles and points is rarely a great deal at the standard pricing although it can (as with the IHG Rewards Club flash sale last week) make sense during special offers. Of course, if you only need a few thousand points to ‘top off’ an account […]

Club Carlson family room redemptions …. a good deal or not?

If you have kids, hotel reward redemptions can be a bit messy.  Most programmes only make standard rooms available for redemption and, especially in big cities, these are small with a maximum occupancy of two people. (There are exceptions – in London, Holiday Inn Mayfair […]

For Sale: hotel brands (Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza), good condition, offers invited

We have already seen Marriott take over Starwood, although that deal may yet collapse. Accor is taking over Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel. The latest news is that Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, is up for sale. Carlson has a big European […]

Hotel news: Club Carlson in Mauritius, Hilton at Schiphol, stunning new InterCon Bordeaux

Here are some bit of hotel news which accumulated last week: Radisson opens two resorts in Mauritius – good Club Carlson redemptions Radisson Blu, part of the Club Carlson loyalty scheme, has opened two beach resorts in Mauritius. These are the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort […]

Bits: Radisson sale, Park Inn sale, £15 Amazon voucher with Azimo currency transfer

News in brief: Radisson Blu launches 2016 weekends sale with 30% off Taking a hint from the current Hilton Weekends sale, Radisson has launched a new offer for 2016. You can save up to 30% on weekend breaks at Radisson Blu hotels in the UK and […]

Bits: no more 5% Tesco bonus at TopCashback, Flybe Christmas sale, Carlson sale

News in brief: No more 5% uplift on TopCashback transfers to Tesco Clubcard An easy way of accumulating Avios points cheaply is to transfer cashback earned from shopping site TopCashback into Tesco Clubcard points. You can move £50 per year of cashback from TopCashback to […]

Bits: 30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, 50% off Emirates eco redemptions, Radisson Edwardian deal

News in brief: 30% bonus when you buy Avios points ba.com is currently offering a 10% – 30% bonus when you buy Avios points. This is certainly not unmissable.  You need to buy at least 31,000 Avios to get the full 30%.  Even when purchasing […]

10,000 Club Carlson points on selected weekend breaks

Club Carlson is offering 10,000 bonus points – which I value at £35 to £50 – when you stay two or more nights at selected hotels. This deal launched last month but slipped through the net at the time.  Luckily, you still have a month […]

Club Carlson 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 rates – a great deal for Gold members (ie Amex Plats!)

It is a while since I have written about the Club Carlson ‘two for one’ and ‘four for two’ deals that are offered to Club Carlson Gold members.  This is for stays at Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza properties. This is especially poor of […]

Are the new SPG and Carlson ‘buy points’ deals any good?

Both Starwood Preferred Guest and Club Carlson have launched new ‘buy points’ deals this week.  The Starwood one is particularly interesting due to the ability to transfer SPG points to a large number of airlines at an attractive rate. 20% bonus Starpoints – when you […]