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50,000 Carlson Points For Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway

by on June 28, 2012 · 11 comments

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The final piece in Club Carlson’s Big Night Promotion has finally come online. The first 20,000 people to register for the Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway will be eligible to receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points when they complete a qualifying stay at any Park Plaza hotel around the world between June 28 (today) and August 28, 2012. Registrants after the initial 20,000 will only be eligible to receive 15,000 points each.

That brings the possible total from all four Carlson giveaways to a whopping 188,000 points – not including any 1,000-point bonuses you get from booking your stays at the various Carlson brands (Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites) on their individual web sites, and from the stay itself. 188,000 points is pretty darn good for only staying 4 times- you could use those points for three nights at top-tier category 6 hotels (50,000 points per night) and one night at a category 4 (38,000 points). I guess the major catch is that there aren’t a ton of Club Carlson properties in the US, so you may need to incur extra costs in order to maximize this promotion.

Even if you just get in on this deal, 50,000 points is enough for a free night at a Radisson or Radisson Blu property, some of which like the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago (around $300 a night in August) or the Radisson Blu Ambassador in Paris (around $370 a night in August) can get quite pricy.

As mentioned, the main downside is that almost all of Park Plaza’s properties are in Europe and Asia. In fact, there’s only one in the US, in Bloomington, Minnesota, so this might not be the best promo for Americans, but if you’re got some international stays coming up this summer (England, the Netherlands and Germany seem to have a few Park Plazas scattered around), then you might be able to take advantage of it.

Remember – if you currently have elite status, you might as well match with Carlson before you start staying so you get bonus points. All you need to do is email them here and include a screen shot of your current hotel elite status, your Carlson GoldPoints number and request a status match up to Gold.

-Complimentary room upgrades as available
-50% point bonus on every eligible stay
-2,000 point online booking bonus at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Rezidor hotel website
-Early check-ins and late checkouts as available upon request
-Roll Over Nights (unused elite-qualifying nights count again next year toward elite status)
-72-hour room availability guarantee at participating hotels
-Elite Customer Service Line

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  • Jivepicnic

    I am lucky enough to have a trip to Budapest scheduled in August. I have already paid for my hotel stays, but I just booked a room for one night at the art’otel by Park Plaza for 60 Euros. I’ll gladly pay $80 or so for 50,000+ (including booking bonus and Gold status points) Club Carlson points. Actually, it’s better than that because I’m going to reimburse myself with my Capital One Venture points, so I traded 8,000 Capital One points for over 50,000 Club Carlson Points. And I went through TopCashBack, so there’s a slight chance that the stay will be recorded and I’ll save an additional $8.

  • LarryInNYC

    There is a $52 a night Park Plaza in Bangkok.

    Club Carlson has a very generous Best Rate Guarantee program. If you reserve through their website and find a lower identical rate on-line, they will adjust your reservation down to 25% below the other site’s rate.

  • Gabrielexposito

    Do I have to actually check in? Or can I just book the hotel, not show up and hope it counts towards the promotion?

  • LarryInNYC

    The terms say you must check in AND check out in person. Plenty of reports of people not having to check out in person, but probably you do need to check in.

  • Emailbrianjohns

    Sweet – and I just happen to live in MN! Going to get the full 400K for this Carlson promo including my wife’s stays = 44 night stays at a 9K property. That’s just getting ridiculous :D

  • Ned Morepoints

    Just so happened we had a trip planned for overseas at a Park Plaza starting next week … awesome timing!

    I took advantage of the Radisson promo earlier and now this one (as well as the status match). When all is said and done, I will have more than 150,000 CC points.

    My domestic travel is focused primarily on Marriott, so I plan on converting my points into 26,000 airline miles. May not be the best use of points, but it’s really the best value to me and my family.

  • BostonBen

    I had a chance to stay at the Plaza on the River on the banks of the Thames in London with 50,000 points a few weeks ago, and it was fantastic. My Club Carlson silver status (which was a status match from my Hilton Honors Gold) even snagged my wife and I an upgrade. As a luxury extended stay property, the kitchen even included an espresso machine, a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and washing machine. The only downside was that we could only stay one night.

  • GoldPointsGreedyCAM

    I just stayed at the FT. MCDOWELL RADISSON RESORT & CASINO on the Fort McDowell Apache Reservation East of Scottsdale… and 4 days later I got my 50,000 Gold Points!
    Already collected 44,000 Gold Points from Country Inn & Suites.
    Next week I collect 44,000 Gold Points from Park Inn Hotel & WaterPark in Albuquerque, NM.

    Thanks TPG!!

    Now, how does one get to Bloomington from Phoenix?

  • andyhiggs1969

    There’s a couple of very good value Park Plazas in Berlin; I second the comments about the London one too; very nice but more expensive.

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