Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza)

Club Carlson is the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels amongst others. You earn Goldpoints which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

 

I published an extensive two-part review of Club Carlson which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

3,000 bonus Club Carlson points for your first booking with their app

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has a good promotion to encourage you to book with their mobile app.  To be honest, I thought this had gone away but it appears it is still being quietly promoted in a corner […]

Is Club Carlson the best Amex Membership Rewards hotel partner?

American Express Membership Rewards has three hotel partners in the UK, assuming you want to redeem for points instead of a voucher for a free room: Hilton Honors, with a conversion rate of 1:2 Starwood Preferred Guest, with a conversion rate of 2:1 Club Carlson, […]

What are the best hotel promos currently available? (registrations close today)

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: 100% Club Carlson buy points bonus, Cathay to leave oneworld?, Radisson and Park Inn Dream Deals

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points, however few or many you buy. The link to buy points is here.  The […]

Bits: £119 Park Plaza London deal, Virgin Clubhouse in LA joins Priority Pass

News in brief: Park Plaza London £119 deal The Park Plaza hotel group has launched a £119 promotion for its London hotels. This is a very good deal, because Park Plaza has some very decent hotels in the capital.  You need to book by midnight […]

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

News in brief: Changes to BA’s buy-on-board menu British Airways has made changes to their short-haul economy buy-on-board menu – and, if you click the link, you’ll see they don’t look great. There is a new tapas meat and cheese platter with a couple of crackers, […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

Club Carlson family room redemptions …. a good deal or not?

If you have kids, hotel reward redemptions can be a bit messy.  Most programmes only make standard rooms available for redemption and, especially in big cities, these are small with a maximum occupancy of two people. (There are exceptions – in London, Holiday Inn Mayfair, […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: BA Holidays Avios bonus being cut, Flying Blue promo awards, 30% bonus buying Carlson points

News in brief: BA Holidays Avios bonus being halved British Airways has – very quietly – announced a cut to the Avios earned when booking via BA Holidays. Currently the earning rate is 2 Avios per £1 spent. This is on top of the Avios you […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

Don’t get caught – IHG, Hilton and Marriott change their cancellation rules

The last few months have seen a number of, in some cases, underhand moves to change – for the worse – the cancellation policies for flexible hotel bookings. These moves have generally been restricted to North America which is why I haven’t covered them.  However, […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]