Quorvus Collection is the name for Carlson’s new ‘luxury lifestyle hotel collection’.
One of the few criticisms of the Club Carlson scheme which covers Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza, is that it lacks a lot of aspirational luxury hotels. Carlson is trying to break into this segment via Quorvus.
This will NOT be the name of a hotel chain, but simply a marketing brand. As of today, there are three hotels inside Quorvus:
The May Fair in London, which was historically the ‘flashiest’ Club Carlson hotel – although I was never desperately impressed
G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait
The Edinburgh and Kuwait hotels were previously the two hotels which carried the Hotel Missoni brand, which Carlson managed. Despite being run by Carlson, these two hotels were never part of the Club Carlson programme. Now they are.
If you are looking for a ‘smart’ redemption in Edinburgh, the G&V may fit the bill. The photo below comes from the Missoni days but I don’t think it has been refurbished:
Looking at a random date in July – Tuesday 15th – it is priced at £178 or 70,000 Club Carlson points. Using ‘cash and points’ it is £133 plus 20,000 points.
This is pretty poor value for Club Carlson points. This is especially true when compared to the main Radisson Blu which is the same price for cash but only 50,000 points.
Should you need to go to Kuwait, the Symphony Style is also a poor deal. For cash it is £135 in June compared to 70,000 points. The Radisson Blu, amusingly, is more expensive (£160) but almost 50% cheaper at just 38,000 points.
Whilst it is good to see these hotels now available for points, Club Carlson needs to do some SERIOUS thinking about the points required before they start to become attractive.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (November 2020)
Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)