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Radisson Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn and Park Plaza – has launched a double points offer.

It runs from yesterday until 31st August.  There are two snags:

the rules say that stays must be booked and consumed between 9th July and 31st August, so existing bookings may not qualify

you need to stay a minimum of TWO nights

You must register for the offer – but that is easily done by clicking here.

If you can work around the minimum stay and new booking restrictions, this could work out nicely.  You would usually receive 20 base points per $1 spent, which would double to 40 base points per $1.  Given that I tend to value a Radisson Rewards point at around 0.33p (0.44c) you are getting a return of 17.5% on your spending.

If you have Radisson Rewards status – and American Express Platinum cardholders get Gold status in Radisson Rewards for free – you would earn 45 points per $1 in total, meaning a return of almost 20%.

The registration page for the double points offer is here.

You can learn more about Radisson Rewards on the Radisson website here


How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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 cards earn Membership Rewards points:

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 Premium 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 (116)

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  • Louie says:

    OT: Wonderful. Having failed to get into a PP lounge both on the outbound and return journeys of our week away a couple of weeks ago, I’ve just realised there is no PP lounge available for those flying Etihad in Abu Dhabi, nor is there one in Perth.

    • Louie says:

      Which is going to make our first long haul in economy since I discovered airmiles 10+ years ago even more enjoyable…..

    • TGLoyalty says:

      The premium plaza lounges closed in Abu Dhabi or removed from PP? If you have AMEX Platinum you should be able to get in even if it’s not on PP anymore.

    • Roger says:

      I used plaza premium last year and but it seems to be now removed from priority pass website.
      I imagine, if you have Amex Platinum, you can still use the card to gain entry to plaza premium if the lounge is still open.

      • Roger says:

        As well as Al Dhabi.

      • Louie says:

        OK, I’m a bit confused. There are lounges on the PP website (Al Dhabi and Al Reem in T1 and Al Ghazal in T2) but Etihad flies from T3. I don’t know Abu Dhabi airport – would these be accessible? Though it might be academic as we don’t have that long in AUH and the baggage system is currently down here in LHR T4 so we might be late into AUH anyway.

    • Cat says:

      I’m going to be in a similar position in a couple of weeks – flying long haul economy for the first time in a long old while. I don’t have any status, so if anyone with BA / OW status happens to know that they will be flying from T5 and feels like guesting me into a lounge, that would help dull the pain of travelling cattle class!
      In return I’m happy to repay my traveller karmic debt by doing the same and guest people into the CX 1st and QF lounges (could I get away with guesting one person into each?) in T3 and the CX lounges in Hong Kong, if anyone happens to be that far from home without lounge access at the same time as me (but that won’t be until next Easter when I head to the Philippines).

      • Cat says:

        It would probably help if I mentioned I’m flying on 1st August.
        That 3rd glass of wine was probably unwise. The 4th most definitely was…

      • John says:

        If you have no status you can only guest on an F ticket; and you probably could guest one person into each T3 lounge if you stayed for long enough so that the reception staff forget that you entered with a guest and left without. CX T3 usually doesn’t scan my guest’s BP though they do sometimes

        • Cat says:

          Yup, Cathay Pacific first class next Easter.
          Bring.
          It.
          On.
          ????

  • PAL says:

    OT Qatar – first time in the business Q suite – v impressed. Then the Dreamliner business – still got the Armani travel bah with the mini EDT which was a nice touch. Still v comfortable, definitely using this route to get to Asia now.

  • Sapiens says:

    Thanks Rob & Anika for putting on a great evening! The HfP Mafia (what is the collective noun for a group of air miles enthusiasts?) are actually quite a cool bunch.

    • Cat says:

      I’d go with a flock, a flight or a fleet. Or possibly a chattering or a gaggle (based on the volume last night after the free drinks had all been consumed!).

    • Rob says:

      The mix is genuinely impressive – a good number of 60+ year olds down to Alex’s newborn!

  • AH says:

    bit off topic – but ive got a £5 off £50 BP repeatable offer on my SPG Amex Card
    OFFER DETAILS
    Save to Card to get a £50 statement credit on an eligible transaction of £50+ in participating store(s) & online at BP by 31/8/2018. Valid every time for the first 25,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms, location & payment restrictions apply.

    • paulm says:

      Another new amex offer… £100 off £500 spend at Hilton properties in the US.

      • CountryKerry says:

        This is a peculiar one… the terms say it must be in GBP. I wonder if it was a case of sloppy copy and paste from another offer, or, we’re expected to have the hotel convert at a worsened rate beforehand?

        • Rob says:

          I am guessing sloppy editing.

        • David says:

          The first line of the T&C’s says about exchange rate fluctuations.

        • John says:

          It also says checkout spend only. For prepaid bookings in the US, you are charged centrally by Hilton immediately when booking rather than waiting for someone at the hotel to process it like in the rest of the world. So it’s not possible to dynamically convert currency in this way.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      I also got Spend £400, get £100 back at Meliá Hotels International. Expires 28/09/2018 Valid once per card for the first 30,000 Cardmembers to save

      • Will says:

        Thanks for the heads up, about to book a Meliá so this will come in very handy indeed!

        • KBuffett says:

          What are he best Meliá properties?

          • Rob says:

            Rome is very good, we did a review. As is the new converted monestary which Anika reviewed. Search ‘Melia review’ in our search box.

      • will says:

        Restricted list of hotels on this offer for me. Any idea, if you book an advance purchase pay online rate, if this will work with hotels that are not on the list?

  • Jason says:

    OT anyone know how quickly points drop to Hilton from Amex rewards thanks

    • paulm says:

      Usually 1-2 days depedent if you have transferred before and have accounts linked

  • Crafty says:

    Can anyone comment on their experiences of the O2 Suite? I wouldn’t normally want to spend £100 a head to stand at the back of a gig, so I’ve always ruled these out, but the bands on offer this time have me intrigued.

    • Matt says:

      I saw Queen + Adam Lambert last week from the SPG suite. A lovely experience I’d say and highly recommended – food great, direct facing view of the stage, open bar and close to loos all made for a very relaxing civilised experience. Some people don’t want a relaxed/civilised experience for a gig but if this appeals to you then go for it!

    • Rob says:

      Bad for hard core fans, good for everyone else. Like most corporate hospitality.

    • Brian S says:

      Saw Justin Timberlake last night from the SPG suite. Like Rob has said it’s like most corporate hospitality, it really depends what you want from a gig. It was extremely relaxed, very good food and free booze with a good view. We sat inside but looking directly out into the on bar stools. Thanks for the heads up Rob, the better half loved it and it’s a unique way to use points. I don’t think you can put a price on it.

    • Mark says:

      we loved it when we went last time, I wouldn’t use it for a gig where I’d want to be i thick of it and dancing but for a more relaxed concert it is perfect.

  • Cat says:

    Thanks Anika (and Rob) for last night, that was fun! I have some new frequent flyer friends!

  • N says:

    OT Gold Credit card to Plat upgrade failed “due to different card types”. As expected,but hoped it would sneak through. This has put my churning strategy into a bit of a spin. So now it’s his’n’hers BA/Gold/SPG churns every 6 months. Anything else I could/shoud be doing?

    • Matt says:

      Fingers crossed for another Iberia 90k promo?

    • Memesweeper says:

      Actually pay for Platinum for a month? Get it immediately before travelling, for possible hotel benefits, plus Lounge and insurances, self-refer then cancel on return?

      • Cat says:

        If you do this, make sure you book flights on the BA card, as (if memory serves) you will still be covered by the insurance once you get the Platinum card. If you pay for flights with most other cards, you lose some elements of the insurance

      • Alex says:

        If you want hotel benefits on Plat card it takes up to 2 weeks (sometimes longer ) to get your hotel status!

    • the real harry1 says:

      Useful datapoint, thanks. You might want to think about holding Plat instead of Gold for some months as the referrals are more generous (+18,000 for referrer incl self-referral) so the £450 fee is not exactly that worrisome, esp given PP & the insurance. If you can time you Plat ownership around a few trips, the lounge passes become another ‘discountable’ element so you can start to figure you’re quids in going Plat rather than Gold.

    • Genghis says:

      Thanks for reporting back. Remember referring from Plat earns 18k so depending on how much you spend, could build your approach around that.

      • N says:

        I actually have a perma-Plat as a supp to a family member who holds a Plat but doesn’t churn. So I have the hotels, insurance and PP.
        Will have a poke at my spreadsheet to see if the extra 9k for referrals from Plat is worth it…

        • Genghis says:

          My spreadsheet has amount of Amex spend for last few month, which drives average Amex spend/month and therefore how long you need the cards and the fees. Might come in handy in your thinking if not already in yours

        • N says:

          Thanks. Unfortunately, my spending is sporadic and unpredictable so averages wouldn’t mean much. I put through my business spending through these – some months I am spending £30-40k across my cards, and other months I am spending only my personal expenditure of £1-2k. My usage case is pretty unique – I’ll have to work something out for myself. In the meantime I’m tempted to hold onto the Gold for the 10k end-of-year bonus as well as holding out for the Plat to be switched from charge to credit. I’m not hugely hopeful, but not sure how else to play it at the moment.

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