My Top 10 Club Carlson redemptions

Posted on February 10, 2013 by in Club Carlson / Radisson

I bet you all participated in the Club Carlson promotions in 2011/2012. While points do not expire they are forfeited after 2 years of no account activity – so if you rarely use Radisson for regular stays make sure you use your points before they expire.

Here are my personal top 10:

1) Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow – I do plan to be there later this year, its a grand, stylish hotel with room rates hovering in the $600 per night


Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow

2) Radisson Plaza on the River, London – fetches great reviews and is in a top location, I'll be checking the hotel out next month, room rates are $300+


Radisson Plaza on the River London

3) Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen – the location is what makes this place special – one of the northernmost hotels in the world (maybe the?). Norway can be really expensive so the 50,000 points help you out here.


Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen

4) Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island – this is a good hotel, I did grab a coffee there during my stay in Fiji in 2010, not super luxury but I liked the Denarau peninsula and especially the adjacent golf course.


Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island

5) Radisson Blue Hotel Dakar – this one looks great – incredible views. I have never been to the Senegal. Room rates are $400+. To be honest I did pull up Google Maps to find Dakar. Anyone with experience in Dakar? Is that rally still going to Dakar every January?


Radisson Blue Hotel Daka

6) Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil – seems the way to redeem for a ski holiday in Norway. Now I'm not a big skier so this does not draw my attention too much but reviews are good!


Radisson Blu Resort, Trysi

7) Radisson Aruba Resort – a good hotel in the Caribbean – not a super luxury resort though, room rates are often sub $200 so not such a great redemption 'on paper'.


Radisson Aruba Resort

8) Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town – I wasn't impressed by the hotels old charm and decor. However it overlooks the Atlantic and it's close to the Waterfront with a number of great restaurants.


Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

9) Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago – best Radisson in the US, it is brand new and it is the chains prototype. This hotel can be cheap though so maybe not really a good redemption.


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicag

10) Park Inn Weimar – a Park Inn? Well this one is only 9,000 points and Weimar is a fantastic place to dive into Schiller and Goethe's ideas. They lived and worked there and Weimar also has been at the center of Germany's history many times. It's a small, easy to navigate city. The Park Inn has spacious rooms, very nice spa and it's a steal based on points (it's also cheap paying cash).


Park Inn Weimar

Please note that once the Radisson Blu Hotel Maldives Hulhumale opens by November 2013, it will certainly be a top contender.

What are your experiences with Club Carlson? Any hotels that I forgot?