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A Radisson RED hotel opens in Liverpool

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Radisson’s growing Radisson RED chain has arrived in the north of England with the opening of Radisson RED Liverpool.

This looks like a high profile opening for the city, with the hotel occupying a building on Lime Street which was one of the original Victorian railway hotels, connected to the station. Opened in 1871, it has seen little use except as student accommodation in recent years.

Radisson RED opens in Liverpool

The architect was Alfred Waterhouse who also designed London’s Natural History Museum.

Extensive renovation works have, apparently, included the restoration of a 19th century stained glass window and an imposing sandstone staircase. The original turrets and spires have also been restored.

Radisson RED opens in Liverpool

There are 201 rooms and suites, with a ‘farm-to-fork’ restaurant called Stoke. A 1960s-style scooter and sidecar, as well as a submarine sculpture, are on display in a nod to the Beatles.

It does look impressive and we may see if we can take a look. The Radisson RED Liverpool website is here.

You can learn more about Radisson Rewards in our scheme review 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 (April 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:

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 (20)

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  • Relaxo says:

    Anyone know if radisson rewards has got rid of redemption tiers? Can’t figure out how to use reward points to book rooms. Only option seems to be using points to reduce your nightly charge….at the horrific rate of 1000 points for approx €1.80

  • Gordon says:

    Let’s hope they have learnt their lesson and installed the car park lighting in a less prominent position. The chrome post lights in the Radisson red car park at Greenwich were just asking to be hit & I think almost everyone has been damaged. The first one was damaged within a week.

    • No longer Entitled says:

      Fear not, for it doesn’t have parking.

      • Nick says:

        It’s literally on the doorstep of the city’s main railway station. No need for a car!

        • TGLoyalty says:

          As if being next to a train stations means you never need a car in the U.K.

          • Thegasman says:

            There is a multistorey car park at the station so less than 2 minute walk if needed. £18.70 for 24 hours

          • Red Flyer says:

            Or park at the Liner hotel just 2 mins walk up the road at the side of the hotel/Empire theatre for £6 per day.

  • vol says:

    Just intrigued- I wonder why the gold card provides double points on airline spend and the platinum, just regular. Seems strange to me – surely you would reward the higher fee payers? Or is there some other history to this that I don’t know? 🤔

  • Michael C says:

    That’s really decent for SP, which is never the cheapest place.
    Doubt it will ever cover Dec., but still…!

  • TimM says:

    Typically for legacy airlines, it is the same price for a one-way as for a return and I only want one-way (to join a repo cruise). Grrrrgh.

  • TGLoyalty says:

    The picture of the Conrad Rabat … it looks very British.

  • dave says:

    Searched many dates but cant find any KLM flights to Sao Paolo under £3k from Southampton

  • FlyingPtarmigan says:

    Competition to win a night at the Raddison here –

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