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.

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, […]

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 […]