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Hotel deals: IHG launches ‘Stay Longer’ offer, Radisson launches a new sale

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Hotel news in brief:

IHG Rewards launches a ‘Stay Longer’ offer

IHG Rewards is running another of its occasional ‘Stay Longer’ offers, covering participating hotels in the UK and Europe.

Full details are on this page of ihg.com.

Here are the headline rules:

  • all bookings include free breakfast
  • you must book by 15th November 2021
  • you must stay by 31st March 2022
  • you must book for at least 3 nights (some hotels may require 5 or 7 night stays)

This discount, for IHG Rewards members, will usually be an additional 15% off the Advance Saver Rate.

All bookings can be cancelled. The cut-off is seven days before arrival.

Oddly, Staybridge Suites – which is specifically designed for longer stays, as rooms include kitchenettes – is not taking part.

You can find out more here.

IHG Stay Longer sale

Radisson Rewards launches a new sale for advance bookings

Radisson is offering a decent discount if you are prepared to book ahead for your next hotel stay in the UK and Europe.

You can save, if you are a Radisson Rewards member, 30% off the standard rate.

The snag is that you need to book by 21st October and can only stay between 30th November 2021 and 14th March 2022. Rooms must be pre-paid.

That said, if you can make the dates work for you then you may have a deal.

If you are heading to Heathrow, our review of the new Radisson RED at Heathrow is here and our review of the new Radisson at Heathrow is here. These two hotels share the same building, which used to be the Park Inn before a top to toe refurbishment.

You can find full details of the Radisson sale 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 (October 2022)

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:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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.)

Comments (10)

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  • Jim says:

    Does anyone know how long the BA companion voucher takes to post?

    I triggered it by upgrading from the free to the premium card in the beginning of Sep, but still can’t see it anywhere on BA.com when trying to make a booking

    • Neil says:

      Mine appeared within a day or two.

      It’s most visible when I open the app and click on reward flights, there is a checkbox visible which asks if you want to use the companion voucher.

  • E says:

    You can buy Golden Circle points if you need to top up your account.

  • Tom says:

    Why is the photo for the article a St. Regis? 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Sorry. There was another article in this Bits which got cut, the pic related to that.

  • Alex says:

    I’ve been trying to sign up to Radisson rewards but every time I click join after I fill my details nothing happens. Any ideas?

  • Rob says:

    Very generous. Almost worth contemplating putting stays their way in order to benefit.

  • Lady London says:

    Another damp squib from IHG.

    Are they doing so well in the rest of the world that they don’t actually have to make any appealing offers amymore?

    When there was Points Breaks and even a once per year or so offer that inspired you to stay, perhaps even stay longer or stay when you might not have been planning to, it was worth paying attention to IHG. Even though, actually, I personally never did a Points Break stay and very rarely used the odd promotion (and not always the best promotion).

    But now I almost screen out any coverage of IHG. And I’m pretty sure they will be acquired in next 1-3 years due mainly to lack of inspiration 🙂

  • sedgie252 says:

    IHG offer: “A non-refundable one night deposit is required at the time of booking”

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