Bits: register for Radisson’s new promotion, extra 10% Melia sale discount, our Hilton Gold winners

News in brief:

Register now for Radisson’s new double points promotion

Radisson Rewards has launched a new ‘double points’ promotion.

Whilst you probably don’t have any Radisson stays coming up, the offer will run until 30th April so you may want to register in case you have a stay later in the Spring.

Radisson Rewards is the loyalty scheme for Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn amongst other brands.

Radisson Rewards Gold status (click for details) is a benefit of American Express Platinum so you may be tempted to use them if you have the card.

Here are the headline rules:

  • promotion runs from 1st February to 30th April
  • there is no minimum stay requirement
  • you earn double base points (ie an additional 20 points per $1 spent) on every stay after registration
  • tier bonuses for elite members are not doubled
  • reward stays do count so you will earn the bonus on incidental spend
  • you can earn up to 100,000 bonus points during the offer (which would require $5,000 of pre-tax spend, so unlikely to be a problem)

I value a Radisson Rewards point at 0.33p so – at 40 points per $1 – you are getting a generous rebate of 18% of your post-tax spending.

We recently reviewed the two new Radisson hotels at Heathrow, pictured below, which share the old Park Inn building – the Radisson Heathrow (review here) and the funkier Radisson RED Heathrow (review here).

You can register for ‘double points’ via this page of the Radisson website.

PS. You can still get a good deal for stays up to 31st August via the current Radisson ‘Dream Deals’ sale. Our article on the sale is here and you can book here. The deadline for booking is 31st January and all sale bookings are cancellable.

Radisson Heathrow Hotel entrance

Melia knocks another 10% off January sale bookings

As well as Radisson status, many HfP readers will have Gold status in MeliaRewards via their American Express Platinum card.

If you fancied maximising this by booking a Melia hotel for a future trip, Melia is offering an additional 10% discount in its Europe sale.

The sale ends on 31st January. All rooms come with free cancellation.

To get the extra 10% discount, you need to use the code JANUARYSALE whilst booking.

Remember that, as well as various resort properties in Spain, Melia also has properties in major cities across Europe. Key properties include Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid, reviewed here, ME London, pictured below and Gran Melia in Rome, reviewed here by a HfP competition winner. It is also opening INNSIDE Newcastle once restrictions lift.

Full details of the extra 10% sale discount are on this page of the Melia website.

ME London hotel

Who won Hilton Honors Gold status?

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win Hilton Honors Gold status on Wednesday.

I particularly want to thank the seven readers who got in touch during the day and also offered to give away their own Hilton Honors Gold gift code. This meant that we could give away EIGHT prizes of Hilton Honors Gold status.

The eight winners were:

  • Mark T
  • Nick G
  • Cynthia M
  • Sam B
  • Derrick McK
  • Andrew McC
  • Nishant P
  • David C

Fingers crossed that we get hotels open again soon and our winners can enjoy their free breakfasts!

PS. Apologies for not publishing the winners of our Jones Bootmaker competitions yet, which ran just before Christmas. We had difficulties contacting one of the winners. We gave the person far more leeway than was allowed in the rules to come forward, but we have finally given up and drawn another winner for one of the prizes. We will publish the full list soon.

Bits: register for Radisson’s new promotion, extra 10% Melia sale discount, our Hilton Gold winners