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: 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, […]

What are the best hotel promos for March?

Our monthly credit card round-up has always been a popular article, so I’ve decided to trial a similar monthly round-up of the best hotel offers from the major chains. All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which […]

Is it worth buying hotel points TODAY to transfer to Avios for the 35% bonus?

(EDIT: there was a mistake in my Starwood calculation which is now fixed, apologies.) Until 8th March, British Airways is offering a 35% bonus if you transfer hotel points from seven major loyalty schemes into Avios – click for my article on that deal. Since most […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

Club Carlson scraps its generous 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 weekend deals

Club Carlson has scrapped its very generous ‘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. A lot of readers benefited from this deal because Club Carlson […]

£50 off £100 Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza spend for BA Amex cardholders

American Express has launched a generous Club Carlson (Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza) promotion. You will receive £50 cashback on a £100 spend at a participating hotel before 31st March 2017. It appears to be aimed at BA Amex cardholders, who should […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with a Nerf gun, Virgin joins TSA pre-check, Radisson / Park Inn sales extended

News in brief: 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with a Nerf gun Until tomorrow night, Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points – worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles – with selected Nerf toys. The minimum spend is £40.  Full details are […]

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

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 […]

Club Carlson launches new Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza promotion

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has launched its Spring promotion. It seems simple but comes with a twist. The promotion runs from 9th January to 31st March and you MUST register in advance via this link. This is what […]

Bits: Regus Express to open in Heathrow T2 and T3, 20% off at Radisson Red Brussels

News in brief Regus Express to open in Heathrow T2 and T3 Heathrow Airport is getting two new Regus Express business lounges. After bringing their first Regus Express to T5 back in 2014 (photo below), the global workspace provider is expanding their partnership with Heathrow Airport. […]

Bits: Uber launches UberEVENTS, new Park Plaza hotel opens at Waterloo, DVB AirApp

More news in brief: Uber launches UberEVENTS The newest Uber venture is UberEVENTS.  If you are a corporate or social event planner this may be of interest to you. Imagine that you want to offer people free transport to attend your function.  This has historically […]

Earn DOUBLE Club Carlson points with new Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza promotion

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, has launched a ‘double points or double status credits’ promotion.  This is running until the end of the year. The offer is relatively straightforward and potentially lucrative. You need to register via this […]

Bits: 8000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel stay, prepaid seating on Comair, Club Carlson Radisson RED triple points

News in brief 8000 Flying Blue miles with one PointsHound booking Flying Blue, the KLM / Air France programme, is offering a very generous 8000 Flying Blue miles with your first hotel booking via PointsHound. Full details can be found here. Apart from being a […]

Bits: New Liberty washbags in BA First, 75% Club Carlson ‘buy points’ bonus, Worcester Whitehouse winner

News in brief: British Airways and Liberty washbag collaboration Liberty has designed a new line of washbags for BA‘s First Class cabin. From 1st January 2017, initially on the Los Angeles route, passengers travelling in FIRST will be given a new washbag the British brand has designed […]

Bits: Radisson Blu sale, BA Holidays £1149 Christmas sale ends today, new BA Gatwick Summer flights

News in brief: Up to 30% off – Radisson Blu Autumn sale Radisson Blu has launched its Autumn sale. If you book by 30th October for stays between 17th October and 30th November you can save up to 30% off your city break in Birmingham, Glasgow, […]

Win a trip around the world with Radisson Blu and up to 200,000 points with Accor

There are two interesting competitions around at the moment run by major hotel chains. One is hosted by Radisson Blu and the other by Le Club AccorHotels. Win a trip around the world with Radisson Blu Radisson Blu is giving away a trip around the world […]

How to get a 30% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro has been to destroy, pretty much, the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International Dollar Card. In the past with Sterling at $1.60, […]

Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza) still offering status matches

Club Carlson, the Radisson Blu / Park Inn / Park Plaza programme, launched a status match programme back in June which is still running. If you have elite status with another hotel group, it is worth taking a look at this.  It will only take […]

New Club Carlson ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ promo – up to 39% rebate on your spend!

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has launched its August, September and October promotion. It is a simple structure.  You will earn double points for every stay between now and the end of October.  If you check in on a Friday or […]