Park Plaza Hotels (Radisson) offering £99 London / €89 Amsterdam FULLY REFUNDABLE flash sale deals

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I mentioned Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in my article today on whether you should buy Radisson Rewards points with a 100% bonus.  I though it was worthwhile giving this Radisson Rewards flash sale a mention.

For 48 hours – until midnight on Friday 5th – you can book two very smart Park Plaza Hotels for a flat (and fully refundable) rate.

You can book here.  You need to use the ‘See rooms’ buttons at the very bottom of the page.

The hotels are:

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London (reviewed here, picture below) – £99

Park Plaza Victoria, Amsterdam – €89 + city tax

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge flash sale

Here is the small print:

You need to book via this special page of the Radisson website using the ‘See rooms’ link at the bottom

You can stay until 30th September

All bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before arrival

I assume that bookings qualify for Radisson Rewards points as usual.   If you have American Express Platinum, you will get your standard Radisson Rewards Gold benefits, assuming that you registered.

In London, you can upgrade to a larger studio room – with an external rather than an atrium view – for an extra £10.  I would strongly recommend this – it is the same room type I had when I reviewed the hotel.

In Amsterdam, you can upgrade to an Executive Room for an additional €10.  This gets you a far larger room with additional amenities.

You can book until 5th June.  Note that it appears you need to email the hotels directly to cancel rather than being able to do it online.

You MUST use the ‘See rooms’ booking link at the bottom right of this page of the Radisson site to see these special rates.

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Earning Radisson Rewards points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, 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 – 10,000 Membership Rewards points (= 30,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points (= 90,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points (= 15,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus

It is worth noting that 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Amex point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. James says:

    Well, currently British travellers are not welcome in the Netherlands so you’d want it to be refundable! It’s unsurprising our neighbours don’t want us given how badly our government has cocked this up. More deaths than the entire EU27 yesterday. Appalling incompetence.

    • A little harsh, deaths today being higher is a reflection of our relative position on the epidemic curve (their epidemic was earlier), deaths per capita is similar to other European countries and largely dependent on reporting techniques (confirmed vs suspected vs out of hospital numbers vs died “with”). Though I wouldn’t disagree that leadership has been a mess the last couple of weeks.

      • It’s a reflection of the governments attitude and response. The stakes were higher in the likes of Austria and Germany and contrast what they achieved despite having less time on their hands compared to us. The UK has the highest death rate in the world, our government is both an embarrassment and grossly incompetent and the saddest part of all is that the electorate will let them off the hook for it.

        • +1

          As long as the (UK) government keeps describing its approach as a success and its track and trace as ‘world beating’ (ahem!), then a large chunk of people will believe it and not scrutinise them. The next general election is a long way off and people seem to have short memories.

    • It’s been handled very badly from the start, I agree, but figures aren’t everything. In Spain, for example, 17000 excess deaths have been identified as having been left out of the COVID mortality statistics, so I don’t think we have a clear picture of what’s been happening anywhere really.

      • There is a very clear picture – the UK has had the most excess deaths.

        https://www.ft.com/content/6b4c784e-c259-4ca4-9a82-648ffde71bf0

        • Only in absolute terms, not per million. Read the article!

          • In absolute terms and rate the UK is very near the top as you’d know if you read it. What a terrible state of affairs. You’d have to be desperate to want visitors from the UK right now.

          • I did read it, which is how I know that your comment was misleading. Absolute numbers are pretty meaningless as countries have differing population numbers. And saying you’d have to be desperate to want visitors from the UK is also meaningless as UK visitors who had tested negative wouldn’t pose any more risk than visitors from anywhere else. You’re making vague and sweeping statements which don’t stand up to scrutiny.

          • Crafty says:

            Anna, no they aren’t meaningless. Epidemics tend to spread from person to person, rather than universally across a given geographic area. Therefore, absolute numbers are generally considered the best way to track the containment or otherwise of the spread.

            Deaths per capita are an interesting metric after the event, but do not as effectively measure the quality of containment effort.

          • As with all statistics I imagine it depends on what question you are asking.

          • Anna I appreciate you want to go on holiday but a lot of countries simply won’t want UK visitors for a long time. And now the UK govt has been exposed for relaxing the restrictions – not based on science, but to distract political attention from an advisor who broke the law. What confidence does that give other countries in how the UK is managing this? Of course as I earlier mentioned some countries are desperate and might take a risk, but a lot won’t and so I expect restrictions for a long time yet.

          • Whatever way we look at it, UK is amongst the worst, if not the worst. Nothing in that to take pride, pleasure, comfort, hope, optimism or whatever from. Particularly given the scale of the outbreak was avoidable. When it comes to travel, other countries don’t care if Anna, J or me test negative a few days before entering their country, they care about Covid-19 incidence in the UK and how reliable estimates of it are.

          • Lady London says:

            Regardless of the truth and comparability of the figures the UK had a massive advantage over Europe that we are an island and could have sealed borders early on. We blew it.

          • Bazza says:

            Come on must know J by now. Talks politics in here everyday but does not think anyone else should – when his losing the argument, as per usual!
            Remainers just can’t let it go. This is their extremely childish way of having a dig at boris and the UK as a whole for voting leave… Very childish.

          • Hmm. Or maybe its the leavers who just can’t let it go out of fear of admitting the bunch of incompetent, arrogant, liars they voted for in Brexit are just that, and if they did so it risks showing them up for the pile of BS they voted for.
            From the outside, it just looks so blinkered, and people like Bazza can’t see whats blatantly staring them in the face. Very childish indeed.

          • Put another way, the UK internationally is seen as having handled this very badly. Of course Bazza you can think the rest of Europe (Germany and so on with a fraction of the deaths) are wrong about this like they’re wrong about Brexit. But that’s the view abroad so for a lot of destinations expect stricter requirements visiting from the UK, than if you were visiting from most other European countries.

        • From the FT: “Common sense is absent from the death toll debate”

          At last, our opinion leaders have begun to quote death rates (per 100,000) as opposed to simple death totals….

          This is a much-needed improvement… other factors are likely to affect the number of people dying in a given country… how physically close people live to each other — and how crowded their public transport systems are — must also have an effect on the rate of transmission, and hence on deaths.

          Take a basket of seven European countries and the US. In basic “per 100,000” terms, Belgium fares worst (1) and Germany best (8), with the UK firmly holding the centre ground (4). Adjust this ranking for population density and some aspects change dramatically. The US, previously ranked 7, shoots to the naughty step (1); Belgium sinks to a modest 5, and the UK also drops — from 4 to 6. Germany, however, is best performer on both measures, always at 8.

          This adjusted ranking is not “true”. It is not, in itself, of any direct scientific use; but common sense suggests that it may well be closer to an unknowable “truth” than unadjusted figures. There are a host of other factors which undoubtedly have an effect on death rates: age profile, poverty levels, rate of Bame citizens, Vitamin D levels in relation to geographical latitude, obesity — and perhaps a dozen or so more. The full equation would be hugely complex, and vulnerable to wide margins of error.

          As a returning GP working on the NHS 111 Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Service, I call on the journalists and others who use such data to attack our leaders to demonstrate a better understanding of what is going on: there is nothing in such data to justify the question, “Why have we done so badly?” The only useful question that arises from this exercise is perhaps, “Why has Germany [so far] done so well?”

      • Chris Heyes says:

        [email protected] One statistic everyone forgets to mention we are a “island”
        We should have the least death rates of all the 27 country’s
        In fact we should have had the lowest deaths & infections in the World
        Apart from smaller Islands than here
        (you enjoying your retirement lol)

        • Cough cough Freedom of Movement cough cough

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Just so I’m clear when exactly was the UK meant to close all borders to everyone?

          January when it broke in Wuhan (french doctors have a confirmed case in Dec)
          Start of March when it spread around northern Italy?
          Perhaps on March 27th when there were already around 2m active cases in the UK

          This new quarantine is an absolute farce not borne out of any sense of reality of the situation.

    • There is no ban for UK citizens.

    • Lady London says:

      Do you think we’ve really done that badly? Could it just be that the UK government is being more honest in reporting than other countries?

      • This government – honest? 😂 The Cummings debacle – trying to justify breaking the law by going on a long round trip to “test his eyesight” shows their complete lack of integrity. Meanwhile hiding behind “the science” when they’re clearly ignoring it. I have no trust in anything they say.

      • The Lord says:

        and the way the numbers are reported. Read somewhere debunking the ‘UK had more deaths than the EU27’ that if the UK had reported the numbers in the same way that Spain does that UK would have had 20 deaths, not the 300+ reported.

    • ChrisBCN says:

      Wow, didn’t take long for this article on a hotel price to turn into exactly the same bun fight over government bad/good, deaths worse/not worse than others etc etc that we get in the daily bits article and many others…. Will you people stop when you are allowed back into the pub? 😂

      • It’s rather unavoidable since there’ll be travel restrictions for the foreseeable future because of the situation in the UK.

        • ChrisBCN says:

          But the same people saying the same things day in day out? It seems as well that people don’t even listen to what others say.

          • Yes ok, I totally agree. Let’s ignore the death rate for a few days and start discussing the increase in hospital admission in England since the lockdown was eased.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            @BJ there will be an increase in hospital admissions but the main thing is are they a manageable number of admissions

      • Bazza says:

        It’s just remainers trying to get their own back on boris and Co. Nothing more

        • Yeah and foreign countries will impose stricter travel restrictions on the UK just out of spite, nothing to do with the huge number of cases in the UK and its poor handling of the virus. It’s all the EU’s fault!

    • Andrew says:

      When you say “our government”, which are your referring to?

      Hollywood, Cardiff or Westminster?

      There’s a rather nasty “Little Englander” element developing who seem to be in utter denial that Health, Education, Transport and other areas are fully devolved to Scotland and Wales.

      If you’re going to attack the Tories then use the England rather than UK stats. Likewise attack the SNP over Nike/Hilton deaths cover-up then use the Scotland figures. Or if it’s Labour protesting with the unions about the Westminster sending 2 year groups back to school when Labour themselves are sending all children in Wales back in 3 weeks, quote the Welsh figures.

      Essentially, anyone who is using UK figures but referring to a single Government or just Boris isn’t a reliable source.

      • Keeping the borders open and planes flying in from high risk countries with no restrictions is entirely down to the UK govt, nothing at all to do with the devolved govts… And UK was very unique in this and being so lax.

    • Rothermere says:

      +1

  2. ChrisC says:

    Great deal and the fact it’s cancellable makes it even better given the ‘current situation’

    i’ve stayed at the Amsterdam hotel before. Good location opposite Centraal Station and at the top of the Damrak

  3. Crafty says:

    Where does it say refundable 48 hours before? When I try and make a booking it’s telling me 30 days before.

  4. Booked a London one. Moved from Waterloo last year so will be nice to go back and eat at our favourite places. If it’s all open.

  5. Just read your review about Park Plaza Westminster and I’ve decided to give it a miss. The dishonesty of the front desk staff and the treatment you received was a big turn off that keeps me away from here. If it was at a Hilton I would have got a full night worth of points comped. £100 is not as attractive considering it’s normal rate is around £100-180. Plus I don’t think I can see the London eye view from this Park Plaza but only the one near City Hall?

  6. memesweeper says:

    Best rates for London in the next few weeks already gone…

  7. Peter says:

    I recommend against booking the one in London based on my experience with their staff.

  8. Hunter says:

    I gather that a gold benefit is a room upgrade, if available (perhaps likely as occupancy will probably be low) – so for London that seems to be a 1 bedroom suite, assuming I’ve paid the extra £10 for a studio room..?
    Just that it makes quite a big difference, as the kids would then fit in too!

    • The upgrade would be to London Eye view assuming you’d booked the standard studio room.

    • Relaxo says:

      I’ve never got any upgrade at radisson London properties in my 5 yrs of being Gold.

      • Same never had much luck with upgrades at Radissons in UK as Gold except Stansted.

  9. Cheshire Pete says:

    Got Amsterdam for the 3 day August BH for about £290 for 3 nights in the Executive room! You’d pay that for just 1 night normally. Bargain and 3 months for everything to hopefully be returning to normal.

  10. Harry T says:

    Slight issue with this – you can’t actually modify or cancel the reservations; website won’t permit it.

  11. Michael C says:

    Bagged London family studio for Aug. w/end for my b-day, cheers!

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