News in brief:
Opening date for the Aspire Terminal 5 lounge announced
Via their Twitter feed, Servisair / Swissport has announced that the new ‘Aspire’ lounge in Terminal 5 will open on August 4th.
This is good news for me if true as I am passing through T5 on August 6th.
Slightly suprisingly, the base entry price has been set at £35. This is – to be fair – the same as Plaza Premium charges in Terminal 2 for a two hour visit, but that lounge is of a very high calibre. oozes class and is the definition of ‘oasis of calm’. It remains to be seen if Aspire can reach this level. A computer image of the design is below.
Radisson Blu and Park Inn flash sale – save 30%
Here are the key features:
you get a 30% discount on the standard B&B rate
only Radisson Blu and Park Inn properties in the UK are included
stay dates are from now until September 6th
you must book by midnight on Wednesday
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (July 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:
- 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 free 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 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.)