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Ex-Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh now available via Club Carlson

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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 (June 2021)

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:

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 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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (4)

  • Andrew says:

    The Missoni is a cool hotel – stayed a couple of times a few years ago. Would definitely recommend.

  • Nathan says:

    I’ve booked two room as at the Mayfair for NYE at 50,000 each before the points jump happened. Stayed before and found it to be a very good way of spending the points, not sure I’ll do it again now they are more.

  • JD says:

    The Mayfair is so far up its own a*se its not even funny. I wouldn’t waste 50000 of my hard earned points there never mind 70000!

  • Olivula says:

    My experience of the Missoni was rather different. So uber cool that on a Friday night non residents meet to be seen in the rather small bar and it’s impossible to get served. We went to a pub instead. My letter of complaint to the management prompted a free night voucher which I couldn’t use. 🙁

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