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A new Radisson hotel opening in New York

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If you have a pot of Radisson Rewards points from your Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza stays, New York is a poor place to use them.

The main option, one of just two, is the Radisson Martinique on Broadway.  Unfortunately (for Radisson members) it is joining Hilton’s Curio Collection later in 2018 as you can read here.

The good news is that Radisson has signed a contract to open a brand new 320 room hotel on 8th Avenue next Spring.  It will be called, simply, Radisson Hotel New York City.

There are no images at present but, as a new build, it should a good addition to Radisson’s generally weak US portfolio.  What is not clear to me is why it is being branded Radisson and not Radisson Blu, as new properties are generally using the ‘Blu’ brand to differentiate themselves from the rubbish under the main brand.  The same press release announces a new Radisson Blu for Anaheim for example.


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:

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.)

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