Whilst it has yet to inform anyone, Radisson Rewards has extended the elite status of all members by a year, to February 2023.
This includes anyone who has Gold status by virtue of their American Express Platinum card.
The extension is already showing online. If you log in to the Radisson Hotels website here and go to ‘My Account’ you will see that it shows ‘exp. date 02/23‘.
We have already seen Marriott Bonvoy extend elite status (article here) and Hilton Honors extend elite status (article here).
Is IHG Rewards about to extend status too?
There is, officially, no word yet from IHG Rewards about extending status for another 12 months. Your account hasn’t changed either.
Go to this page of ihg.com, however, and you will see something interesting.
Scroll down to ‘Status updates’ and click the down arrow. The following sentence will appear:
“All members’ programme status has been automatically extended through February 2023.”
Weirdly, none of the other text in that area has changed – it still refers to the changes made in 2020 for 2021. Someone has deliberately added that first line, however, so we must assume that an announcement is coming.
We will need to wait and see what this means for Ambassador, Royal Ambassador, Kimpton Inner Circle and credit card free night holders who would also like to see extensions.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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:
- 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 four 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
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.)