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.
Terminal 2 will get a landside Regus Express with nine meeting rooms and a drop-in business lounge. The Regus Express in Terminal 3 will be airside with ten meeting rooms and a business lounge.
Details about the opening date have not been released yet.
These are not traditional airport lounges. You will get free coffee and a place to sit, but they are designed for working. There is no free food and definitely no alcohol, free or otherwise!
The full press release can be found here.
20% off at Radisson RED Brussels
Radisson RED is the new contemporary Rezidor brand which focuses on music, art and fashion.
We haven’t had a chance to review any of the properties yet – after all there are only two hotels so far, one of them in America, but from what we’ve heard, it looks like an interesting concept. Glasgow is on the way so we may be able to take a look at that one next year.
If you are heading to Brussels anytime soon, you might want to check out the new Radisson Red. You currently get a free beer tasting and 20% off your stay when booking via the Radisson RED website. This is valid for stays until 30th April.
If you have an American Express Platinum card, remember that your Club Carlson Gold status will give you additional benefits with your stay.
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:
- 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.)