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Thursday Giveaway: Club Carlson Concierge Status and $500 Gift Cards

by on December 5, 2013 · 896 comments

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This has been a busy holiday week what with killer Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals, and with 2013 quickly coming to an end, I’m sure more than a few of you made some mattress-running hotel reservations for the final sprint towards status.

However, just to inject a little bit of fun back into the travel game, and to take the pressure off when it comes to elite status, for this week’s Thursday Giveaway, the folks over at Club Carlson have given me two $500 gift cards and two of their highest-tier Concierge level status valid through February 2015 to give away to lucky readers.

I’ve been paying more and more attention lately to Club Carlson, the loyalty program of Radisson and Radisson Blu (as well as other brands like Park Inn), thanks to some unique features including half-price award redemptions on two-night award stays if you have one of the Club Carlson credit cards, which is one of if not the most lucrative hotel credit card perks out there.

The Club Carlson Visa's half-price award night benefit is one of the best out there.

The Club Carlson Visa’s half-price award night benefit is one of the best out there.

For more background on the program, check out my Maximizing Club Carlson series, whose posts include Base Level Earning and Redemptions,  Business Program, Elite Status and  Cash + Points Redemptions.

Concierge Status and $500 Gift Card

Now for the fun part – winning Concierge status and a $500 gift card.

Concierge status gets you the following perks:

-Complimentary room upgrades
-Elite Rollover Nights – above and beyond qualification for each elite status  level
-Early Check-in and Late Check-out
-Elite Customer Service Line
-3,000 bonus points for online booking
-75% bonus on earned points
-In-room welcome gift
-48-hour room availability guarantee
-Free restaurant continental breakfast
-Global concierge access

Normally to earn Concierge status, you need 75 nights or 30 stays per year, but you can earn it, and a $500 gift certificate easier than that with this giveaway.

How To Enter

All you have to do to enter my contest for the chance to win one of two prizes is leave a comment on this post telling me which tropical Club Carlson property you’d use your $500 gift card at and how you’d maximize your Concierge status there (is it the booking bonus? picking out an upgraded room? access to a well-reviewed breakfast spread?).

Maybe you’re in the mood for a Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau IslandOr maybe you want to take advantage of the Caribbean’s balmy weather and fly to St. Martin for a stay at the Radisson Blu there.

Screen shot 2013-12-05 at 2.49.41 PMOr Thailand is gorgeous this time of year, and the one in Phuket beckons.

Screen shot 2013-12-05 at 2.52.01 PMWhatever your top choice is, let me know what it is, why and how you could make your Concierge status count there.

You can enter now through 5pm Eastern Time on Monday, December 9, and then we’ll choose two winners at random. Good luck!

U.S. Bank, Carlson Inc., and their respective affiliates and employees are not sponsors and are not responsible for any part of the giveaway.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

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  • ben

    I’d visit St. Martin property and get an upgrade

  • David

    I would try the St. Martins Radisson, and I love the included breakfast, so I can skip buying a lunch and have a nice early dinner.

  • mason

    i’d stay at the radisson blu phuket.

  • Ismael Saifan

    I would love to return to Phuket and get upgraded to their suite. Great, great hotel.

  • nelsonjo

    Yes, please! I would look forward to Phuket with a upgrade in January!

  • Nicole

    Oooooh, Fiji. And the 75% bonus is a great perk!!

  • Steve S

    I’d stay at the Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, St. Martin! I’d use my Concierge status to get an upgraded room, enjoy a free breakfast, and check out late!

  • Jovan

    I’d go for Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, St. Martin and 3000 bonus points, so I can quickly reach that next stay!

  • Scott

    Radisson Blu in Denarau! Get me some free breakfast!

  • Amy

    I’d love to go the the Radisson Blu Fiji. It looks beautiful!

  • disqus_eCzovBJ4Qr

    I’d go to the St. Martins Radisson and with breakfast included would select the room upgrade.

  • Jerry

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and free breakfast

  • glen

    I’d stay at the Radisson Aruba Resort and get the killer included breakfast!

  • LaLaCaputo

    I would hope for a room upgrade at the Radisson BLU Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach

  • Huy

    Never stayed at any Club Carlson property but $500 could easily convince me to!

  • Jason

    I would go to the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives for their opening next December and get upgrade to an oceanfront villa.

  • SSM

    Sweet giveaway! I’d visit the Radisson Aruba Resort

  • Adam G

    Totally looking forward to the Radisson Blu Phuket Panwa! -Loving the idea of my private plunge pool.

  • Jason

    i would like to go to phuket! i have always enjoyed the free breakfast offerings for elites.

  • Amanda

    Definitely St Martin with an upgrade. The weather is dreary here so I could use a tropical vacation with my husband

  • benstephens

    I’ve been wanting to get to the Radisson Blu St Martin for a while. I do love their online booking bonuses – overall it’s a fantastic program.

  • Lisa K

    St Martin for me too. We love when breakfast is included!

  • Phil

    It’d have to be the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, which looks gorgeous. That Concierge status would definitely be used for a room upgrade.

  • Mike

    An upgrade for a first visit to Phuket would be a nice perk

  • CR

    Radisson Blu Resort Marina and Spa in St. Martin, and the breakfast benefit would be awesome!

  • Ruthlessly Absurd

    Radisson Aruba looks like some pretty sweet cake.

  • Ken

    I would give the St. Martin property a try for sure. Upgraded room would be terrific!

  • Bret

    I think the Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa on St. Martin would be a great place to explore. And I definitely love the early check-in & late checkout with Concierge status!

  • Peter_Gammons

    I’ve been saving up points for the Radisson Blu in St Maarten. This would be perfect!!! The complimentary breakfast would definitely save some money, too.

  • Dave Jennings

    Oh, this is an easy one :-) For me it’d have to be the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives, Naagoshi. There’s no way to upgrade a room there as they all look stunning, so I would absolutely, definitely be the breakfast. ( I’m looking out at 90mph winds in Glasgow, Scotland right now. If I could teleport myself to the hotel right now, I would ! )

  • Eric S

    A room upgrade at the Radisson Blu Phuket sounds pretty awesome to me!

  • Maxim

    Radisson Blue Capetown

  • lamonster

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin sounds good to me

  • Freddo

    I would totally use those $500 at the Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria. Not (technically) a tropical destination but it’s closer home! And what’s not to love about Concierge status? Def the suite upgrades can be a good value for the program, especially in European Radisson Blu properties.

  • Matt

    I’d love to go to the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort, Phuket, Panwa Beach with free breakfast and the bonus points!

  • Rob H

    Radisson Blu St. Martin

  • andyonthego

    I’d go to St. Martin and would love an upgrade. Love the Caribbean and would love to try a Radisson Blu.

  • Jason

    I would do Radisson Dakar. Never been to West Africa, and it looks like a nice beach hotel. With free breakfast, the bonus 3K points and the CC card, it can be a nice, long stay!

  • nicole

    I would love to take advantage of the Radisson Blu in St. Martin, especially since we are booked to go in a few weeks! I would take advantage of the breakfast since I have two kids and food costs really add up. It would be a nice holiday present thats for sure!

  • Stryker

    Room upgrade and breakfast in St. Martin! Just because!

  • Dave Golden

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. We would look forward to receiving an upgrade and free breakfast. IT WOULD BE A DREAM! Thanks.

  • Christine R P

    I’d go to St Martin- friends just got back and loved it. I’d go for the upgraded room, just because. :-)

  • Robert P

    The Radisson Blu on St. Martin

  • Varun

    I’d love to go to the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort, Phuket, Panwa Beach with free breakfast and bonus points!

  • MSPpete

    I would like to stay at the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives

  • CalebC

    I would take the family to the Blu in St. Martin!

  • Kevin

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket and enjoy the room upgrade

  • Kevin

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and I’d use the free room upgrade!

  • Marc D

    The Radisson Blu Phuket with a nice upgrade sounds awesome as I’m sitting here in single digit temps at MSP.

  • Sarah

    Radisson Blu Capetown and I would use a room upgrade!

  • brockab

    Upgrade room in St. Martin would be a fantastic getaway! Loving Club Carlson more and more.

  • Nancy Powell

    I would love to stay at the one in Waikiki and hope for a room upgrade!

  • Eric Michaels

    We just got approved for the club Carlson credit card last week and yesterday I emailed my wife a picture of their St Martin property saying we should go. We were in st Martin in January as a stop on a cruise we were on but my wife had sprained her ankle two days prior so we didn’t really get to do much and now we really want to see airport beach. I would definitely take full advantage of room upgrades with the elite status.

  • Ralph

    I’m going to Phuket next year and would to stay at the Radisson Blu and get access to a great breakfast!

  • Lauren

    Radisson Blu St Martin

  • vard

    I would definitely use the gift card for a stay at St. Martin Radisson Blu. With the status i’d get a nice big breakfast before heading out to Maho Beach for the some of the coolest plane watching!

  • Lisa Myers

    Very difficult to choose — so many good options, but I think it would have to be Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, St. Martin with an upgrade!

  • Robert Bannister

    I would love status for my upcoming trip to the new Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet!! Room service with the $500 and a room upgrade with the status sound lovely :-)

  • http://www.JustinDoesBlog.com/ Justin Does…

    I’d visit St. Martin property hope to get an upgrade!

  • Stephen

    I’d love an upgraded room in Phuket!

  • Steve

    I would go to Tahiti and get breakfast.

  • Jacob

    I would go to st Martin and take advantage of the late check out and early check in to maximize my vacation.

  • Juno

    Only Club Carlson property that I have ever been to is the Radisson in San Juan, PR and I really wasn’t impressed. but from reading your reviews, I must try Club Carlson properties again. St. Martin is my wife’s favorite islands to visit so it would be awesome to go to Radisson Blu in St. Martin

  • Waleska Lopez

    Been dreaming of the Radisson Blu in Fiji, so I would make that dream a reality and enjoy a wonderful breakfast!

  • Carling

    I would go to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. I would definitely enjoy using the benefit of upgraded rooms since I will be traveling with kids and more space is always helpful!

  • Nick O (PIT)

    Radisson Martinique on Broadway in NYC!

  • Greg

    St Martin for valentines day. And definitely an upgraded room, especially on the discounted award stay.

  • Denise L

    Radisson Blu St. Maarten sounds great right now.

  • Chad

    I would go to Radisson Aruba and use the status for free breakfast.

  • Dennis Wei

    I’d visit St. Martin and try to get an upgrade.

  • Chris Nigon

    I’d go with the Radisson Blu St. Martin….and would love the benefit of an upgraded room!

  • Eliuros

    St. Martin is on my list for 2014 would definitely take advantage of staying at the Radisson Blu for a taste of their well reviewed breakfast spread.

  • Jesson Tian

    Look forward to staying with my wife and baby in Radisson Blu Chicago in this winter. Hopefully the weather is not that bad.

  • Chris

    The Radisson St. Martin looks stunning and I would love to check it out with an upgraded room.

  • kristina

    I’d go to St. Martin and use the bonus night perk

  • Zach

    Radisson Aruba and upgraded room!

  • Kristen Fowler

    I’d go to the Radisson Blu in Fiji and use the room upgrade, because why not??

  • Hans

    I’d go with the Radisson Blu St. Martin….and would love the benefit of an upgraded room!

  • MediaAlert

    Radisson Blu St Martin would be heaven. I would never want to leave!

  • Mike R

    I’d be a dream to go the Guatemala City Radisson. The beauty and splendor of tropical Guatemala mixed with the fresh modern decor and services of the Radisson- I can’t think of a better mix. I live in Iowa where the winters are not delightful as you may think- escaping to a tropical paradise would be amazing. I would use the early check into be able to get into the city early (on an earlier flight) and take advantage of the limited time I have off during the winter time. A complementary breakfast would also be a great benefit as food costs are always a major contributing factor when planning for a trip! Thanks and here’s to hoping Spring is right around the corner!

  • Kristi

    Radisson Blu St. Martin….and would love the benefit of an upgraded room!

  • Irma Clement

    I would love to have the opportunity to stay in the Radisson Blu Phuket. As a budget traveler with plans to visit Thailand in 2014, I would score major brownie points to surprise my partner with the opportunity to stay in a such a beautiful hotel while eating fabulous, real breakfasts at such a picturesque resort. After quitting my job and traveling for the past 5 years, it would also be a welcomed benefit to me as well to know in advance of my journey that my accommodations matched the magnificence of the destination.

  • davegv

    A nice holiday getaway sound just right. Staying home for the holiday has always been the norm. Look out St. Martin

  • Eric

    I would go to Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and enjoy the upgrade to an Ocean View Suite!

  • Aarif

    The Radisson Blu St Martin looks really nice… and I love breakfast food, so I would look for a nice breakfast.

  • Chris

    St. Martin for a stay at the Radisson Blu there.

  • David Esquiliano

    I would go to the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City, and enjoy some good seafood for breakfast…

  • Josh

    You’d definitely find me visiting friends in St Martin. That Blu property looks nice!! And the number one perk would have to be the upgrades.

  • Andrew C

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, upgraded room

  • Eric

    I would go to the Radisson BLu Resort on Denarau to get some great SCUBA diving in Fiji

  • Randy

    I would like to visit the Radisson Blu in St Maarten and would use concierge status for an upgraded room. I need a break from the snowy midwest!

  • mike

    I’d head off to St. Martin and work an upgrade.

  • Raj

    Radisson blu chicago + 3k online booking bonus = score!

  • NVD

    St. Maarten is my favorite Caribbean destination by far, and I’d love to stay at the Radison Blu there and use my Concierge status for an upgrade!

  • Timothy

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Resort Figi Denarau Island. I would maximize my stay by using the late checkout benefit. All the rooms look amazing so you might as well spend the day on the beach check out as late as possible.

  • John Y

    We would go to the Radison Blu in St Martin if we were lucky enough to win one.

  • Zoe

    Raddison Blu Capetown w/ a free breakfast sounds divine

  • Yanfei Zhu

    Radisson Blu Phuket, and use the Concierge status to secure a upgraded room.

  • Robert

    Radisson Blu Denarau

  • Tejash Patel

    Radison Blu in St Martin would be great. I’d use status for breakfast at the hotel before a morning stroll to the beach!

  • Gabriel

    Rolm upgrade at the Radisson Blue St. Martin

  • Ira Gross

    Raddison Blu St Marten

  • Guest

    SORT FIJI DENARAU ISLAND

  • Richardo

    Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, and I’d enjoy the free breakfast, as well as ask the Global Concierge to book me for a stage show.

  • Gregory

    I’d go for a room upgrade at the Radisson Blu 1919 in Reykjavik!

  • Matt Montgomery

    The Radisson Blu Phuket is calling my name. The Concierge status would then be applied to a fantastic free breakfast, followed by some serious beach and poolside relaxation.

  • Mark R.

    Phuket, hands down, and I’d like a room upgrade.

  • Octavian

    St Martin Blu , room upgrade!

  • Aleks

    Fiji, with a room upgrade and free breakfast!

  • M Hanley

    I think for me, it’d be the one in St. Maarten at this point. However, the potential future ones in the Maldives are awfully appealing as well, though details are incredibly scarce! Check-in early and leave late would help maximize that necessary time off…

  • Alana

    The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti looks absolutely beautiful. I’d love to go there! I’d use the status for an upgrade to the ocean front!

  • JP

    RADISSON BLU RESORT FIJI DENARAU ISLAND!! Looks divine!

  • Bay

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin to get away from this winter weather

  • Sarah

    I’d stay at the one in Phucket and try to get some scuba in! One of the best perks to me is the rooms upgrade and of course, I’d book online for the bonus points!

  • Ralf Klein

    The Radisson Martinique in NYC would be my favorite. The 75% bonus points are a great perk.

  • DrSifu

    Free breakfast at the Radisson Blu in St Martin

  • Fuquan Wang

    I would go to Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island and have my room upgraded, and of course the free breakfast!

  • gfranco

    I can see myself in St. Marteen Radisson Blu in a beautifule suite thanks to concierge status.

  • BFD

    Please please let me win! How I would LOVE to go to the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. I have dreamed of going to Fiji

  • Heather

    We have friends who visited the Radisson Aruba and said it was beautiful…would love to get there some day!

  • Lynn

    The Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City. I’d use the extra points from booking with Concierge status for my trip to Ireland next summer!

  • George

    The Radisson Aruba-and have a free breakfast

  • Max J

    Would love to stay in the Phuket hotel you mentioned…

  • Randy

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin looks amazing!

  • Ron

    The Radisson Blu St. Martin looks nice and pretty easy to travel to get there. Free breakfast is a nice perk.

  • http://first2board.com/thedealmommy Dia (The Deal Mommy)

    I’m dying to stay at the Rad Blu Gran Canaria and I would use the 75% point bonus. Thanks for the contest.

  • BenTraveling

    It would be fantastic to stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin, and even better with the perk of an upgraded room.

  • Jeff

    Fiji: Radisson Blu Denarau. Totally. Been to Fiji before and want to return.

  • aitchly

    St. Martin sounds awesome especially with an upgraded room.

  • Chris Demetriou

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, upgraded room. Just stayed in Radisson Blu in St Martin over Thanksgiving, got upgraded to suite overlooking the harbor with gold from Club Carlson visa

  • Brad

    I’ve been to 170 countries. Never Aruba. The Radisson Aruba is my pick

  • kclao333

    I love Club Carlson and their room upgrades! I’ve always wanted to to go Thailand.

  • Jason

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Denarau!

  • hsaif

    I just booked my tickets to Fiji for this December and would love to use the Club Carlson Concierge status to upgrade my room at the Radisson Blu resort!

  • majom

    Phuket looks amazing.

  • Vinny

    St Martin looks amazing!

  • LRZ

    I’d be thrilled to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin!

  • Jason S.

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Denarau and gorge on the free breakfast!

  • suzsy

    Radisson Blu Phuket with great Thai breakfast spread.

  • waynekim5

    I would love to stay at the new Radisson Blu, Istanbul Pera on my upcoming vacation! Concierge status would be great for the extra points and free breakfast to start each day!

  • james

    I would use the $500 voucher to book a hotel in Singapore to kick off my 10 year wedding anniversary backpacking trip in style. To stay in a hotel before hitting all those guesthouses would be amazing.

  • Stef

    Radisson Blu Phuket … I would love to return to Thailand!

  • http://www.naiel.com/ NI

    Definitely Thailand/Phuket for a nice, upgraded room!

  • nrdk

    Would love to head to Thailand for a getaway, and Concierge status may help convince the girlfriend that a 22 hour flight is worth it! (One can only hope, right?)

  • TravelingWellForLess

    I’d love to use it at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. I’d use my Concierge status to take advantage of the 75% bonus on earned points = more points for future stays, especially when you combine it with the 2nd night free bonus from the Club Carlson credit card.

  • Leah

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin and free breakfast

  • Joseph Mansour

    I would love to visit the radisson blue in phuket!

  • Johnson

    I am hoping for a Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau!!

  • Point Princess

    I’m going to Copenhagen and Stockholm in march and am planning to stay exclusively at Club Carlson properties while I’m there! Having an upgraded room would be spectacular!

  • Baqa

    Radisson Blu St. Maartin with an upgraded room!

  • J Swartz

    Hi TPG!!!
    I would stay at the Plaza on the River in London and enjoy a suite with balcony overlooking the Thames, and a sumptuous English breakfast everyday. This is a unique property managed by Carlson Rezidor and is beautifully appointed and in a stunning location within walking distance of Vauxhall and overlooking Westminster and the Houses of Parliament!

  • Ronette

    Would love to visit the radisson blue in phuket

  • wln

    Radisson Blu Cape Town for a great view from the upgraded room.

  • Jimmy

    I would use the gift certificate at the Radisson Blu Chicago next fall during the Chicago Marathon!

  • Michael J. Dabney

    Since I already enjoy Club Carlson Gold Status, I would use the Concierge Status upgrade to start my mornings off right with that free restaurant breakfast perk. While sipping on Pina Coladas, I’ll try to make that $500 bucks multiply at the Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Good luck all.

  • Joe

    The Radisson Aruba,and enjoy the online booking bonus!

  • Chad

    I would love to see the diving aquarium at the Radisson in Berlin and that complimentary upgrade wouldn’t hurt either. :)

  • Andy G

    I would like to visit the Radisson Blu in Reykjavik and then hopefully see the Northern Lights!

  • Jon

    I’ll be taking my Dad and my kids to the Radisson Martinique in NYC to enjoy a first class stay and see Ellis Island where my grandparents first stepped foot on American soil. We’ll be loving that room upgrade!

  • Ed

    Would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort in Phuket. A concierge upgrade to one of their pool villa’s would be sweet :)

  • rich

    radission aruba !

  • mark

    I would love to visit Radisson blue Phuket and enjoy a free breakfast

  • Brian

    I would love to stay at the St. Martin, Radisson Blu. The concierge status would provide an awesome upgraded room.

  • rich

    The Radisson Aruba , on line booking bonus

  • Mark

    Radisson Blu @ SXM!

  • Linda

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin – and an upgraded room would make it even better!

  • Eric

    Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island with an upgraded room.

  • matt

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau and enjoy the online booking bonus!!

  • http://www.trevorwright.co/ Trevor W.

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket. Looks amazing.

  • Matt

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket and take advantage of a complimentary room upgrade!

  • Sean

    Would love to go to St. Martin!! Blu!!

  • FlyerM

    I would kill to go to Thailand and stay at the Radisson in Phuket. Add to that the room upgrades and I’m looking at a awesome vacation for my wife and I.

  • http://indian-cowboy.blogspot.com/ Sal

    An upgraded room in the Radisson Blu Chicago!

  • Joe S

    Radisson Blu in Phuket. Going in January, looks awesome.

  • tringuyen82

    Blu properties are quite nice… Radisson Blu St. Martin would be an awesome winter getaway.

  • Matthew Ender

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin in the dead of a New England winter would be a dream come true! Adding an upgrade to a gorgeous view would be the topper on the cake!

  • resonance940

    Would love to go to the Radisson Blu in Capetown. Would use the early check in and late check ou to make every minute there count! We’d start the day off right with the free continental breakfast.

  • Josh

    I’m going to have to go with the bandwagon here and say Radisson Blu St. Martin!

  • James

    I would use it at the Park Plaza Riverfront – London on our upcoming vacation.

  • Ncsam

    I’d visit the Radisson Blu Resort in St. Martin! I’d look forward to the welcome gift and breakfast benefits.

  • Rosalie

    I have been wanting to visit the island of Malta for some time. I would love to stay at either Radisson Blu on the island.

  • sol goldman

    I would love to go to the Radisson Blu in St Martin to get away from the NYC cold. An upgraded Ocean View room would be icing on the cake.

  • Jesse Guyer

    Radisson Blu in Phuket all the way!!

  • Yian

    Radisson Blu Chicago!

  • AMSBelle

    I would love to escape to the Caribbean and stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Maarten – my favorite island!

  • Cindy

    I’d go for an upgrade to a Marina Suite in St. Martin!

  • Jenny

    Radisson Blu in St Maarten

  • Sean

    I would use the gift card to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin and I would use concierge status for a room upgrade!!!!!

  • Billy

    Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives, Naagoshi

  • Jasanna

    I’d definitely go to Malta! There is a lot around the area that I’ve been wanting to explore. :)

  • k8125n

    I want to discover that part of the world at a Radisson Blu resort on Denarau Island with an upgraded room!

  • Nick

    Radisson Blu in Fiji – enjoying the free breakfast!

  • pmlago

    The St. Martin, Radisson Blu is my tropical choice

  • Sergey

    My choice is St. Martin!!

  • iolaire

    I’d use it for a Cape Town vacation next year.

  • Neer

    Radisson Blu, St. Maarten…Seclusion and Paradise!

  • Marcus

    The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji on Denarau Island looks really nice.

  • James Slager

    I would love to go to the Radisson Blu St Martin and would love the room upgrades perk :)

  • Shandon

    Radisson Blu Phuket…enjoy the concierge level benefit to get free breakfast!

  • Erica

    Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives

  • christinecg

    I would love to stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World and have the upgrade! thanks!

  • njfarmb0y

    It’s winter in NJ – any warm destination works for us. Nicer room free breakfast who cares as long as it’s warm!

  • harlanvaughn

    I’d love to visit Iceland… so the Radisson Blu 1919 looks fantastic!

  • andrewleen

    An upgrade to a Marina Suite in St. Martin would be wonderful!

  • heather

    I love to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin and I love a good free breakfast spread.

  • Claire

    Radisson Blu St Martin would be great this winter!

  • floressalicis

    I would use it on the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul. My boyfriend and I have always wanted to go to Istanbul and the concierge status would allow us to get an upgrade for an amazing views of the strait in a room with a private balcony.

  • Alex

    How about the Radisson Blue St Martin Resort and Spa with an upgraded room and free breakfast….paradise :)

  • Elyse

    My fiance and I are currently planning out the hotels for our Round the World trip honeymoon in May so I would use the gift card to stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket, Thailand. Some of our other stops are not as tropical (on the list is a few places in Greece, Dubai, Kenya, a few places in Thailand, Malaysia and Bali), so we would use the Concierge status for a room upgrade to better relax on that part of the trip!

  • Richard

    Phuket, Thailand…booking bonus all the way!

  • Mark

    I don’t know if it is exactly tropical but I have been eyeing the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa DubrovniK Sun Gardens in Croatia. I love Club Carlson and the Carlson Visa. It made my trip to Europe this fall possible and stayed at great properties like the Mayfair in London and the Blu Palace in Brussels.

  • victor

    Aruba and get the breakfast…..

  • Julia

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau…definitely the award night booking bonus!

  • karen

    Aruba with the free breakfast

  • Stuart

    Radisson Blue At St. Martin!

  • Richard

    Radisson Blu Phuket sounds great and an upgraded room and free breakfast would make it even better.

  • Mark Shuster

    I would like to flee the cold northeast for the Radisson Blu St Martin. The benefit I like is the 75% bonus on earned points so I can get back there again and again.

  • Stompey5

    My wife and I love to travel and we cannot wait to share this with our 4 week old son. We would love to take him to Croatia where my wife and I honeymooned, so the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Dubrovnik seems like a great place to start! We would use the 75% bonus on earned points to get us that much closer to another stay (esp pairing with our Club Carlson CC!)

  • http://www.laviajeramorena.com/ Chanel @ La Viajera Morena

    I would definitely use it at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau :D

  • baxterboy13

    St Martin! The booking bonus is pretty sweet!

  • Julie

    Any destination in Florida to get away from the snow and cold! Along with a free breakfast!

  • Jon

    Room upgrade at the Radisson Blu Phuket!

  • Quinn

    I would head down to St. Martin and enjoy the free breakfast

  • howaaman

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Resort in Fiji with an upgraded room and free breakfast!

  • Betsy

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi!

  • Sir Fernando

    I would take my wife on a weekend getaway to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin and get the room upgrade. She could use a nice break and relax at the spa.

  • Daniel

    Definetily St. Martin for the upgraded ocean view room!

  • tpup

    Radisson Blu in St Martin (it’s on the French side) room upgrade for sure

  • Darc

    Radisson Phuket looks very inviting. I would like to go there.

  • Zheng

    Radisson Blue St Martin Resort

  • Steve

    Definitely the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island. Last time I stayed at a miserable hotel in Nadi. The Radisson next time….

  • Karen Buyakowski Povall

    Radisson Aruba. Getting away in the middle of Northeast winter to guaranteed Aruba weather=perfect!

  • Brian

    My wife and I are planning a trip to Phuket next year anyway, so that would be a great use!

  • Erik M

    I’d book the Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau for this weekend using the 48 hour guaranteed room availability – now all I need is to figure out how to get there!

  • Venkata

    Time to explore Fiji; Radisson Blu – Denaru

  • Narayana

    Would love to stay at the Radisson Aruba Resort. Looks amazing

  • Ron

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian’s, I would enjoy the free breakfast and an upgrade to the deluxe Sea View room, or maybe even the club suite since we could go there for our honeymoon in October.

  • Brian H

    A room upgrade at the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados would be wonderful.

  • Jason

    Without a doubt, it would be The Radisson Blue in Fiji. I’d hopefully be getting upgraded to a suite.

  • Lanny

    Have to agree with many of the posters so far that St. Martin looks great. Been to the island before but not to this resort. I also have a Park Plaza booking in Bangkok I’d love to use the gift card at. Even the new Radisson Blu that will be opening in Bangkok in February looks really nice! Thanks TPG!

  • romanhans

    Okay, you’ve convinced me. The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island!

  • Up&Away

    Radisson Aruba is looking nice and room upgrades would be nice since we travel with small kids!

  • pointsplease

    Radisson Blu in Phuket for lounging on the beach and the free breakfast with concierge status!

  • Ellen

    Capetown, South Africa and I’d love the free breakfast!

  • Janet

    Radisson Blu Phuket – the C&P rates look like a sweet spot.

  • Ben Price

    Radisson Blu Madrid. Great location!!

  • Jessica

    The Radisson Plaza Maldives, no question!

  • 2bugtoo

    St. Martin would be awesome!

  • flyinace2000

    Going to Goa in January so $500 can do a lot of damage in india! F free breakfast and upgraded room will be nice too!

  • Mark

    I would to the RadissonBlu St Martin and would like the booking bonus!

  • Ivan M.

    I’d choose Fiji. Use cash+points to maximize stay, with 75% bonus and 3000 extra points, should be a nice payback :)

  • Peter H

    London will be great

  • Julia

    Park Plaza Riverfront – London or the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives

  • Maciek Dymek

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. Room upgrade here I come!

  • MikeL

    Radisson Aruba as I already plan on going there in March!

  • Nick H

    I’d love to take my wife to the Radisson Blu in Phuket!

  • Kim

    I will go to Fiji next year with my fiance. I want to visit Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau. Thanks!

  • Kyle

    Any chance to get free rooms in Vegas will be good

  • Dan

    Radisson Blu St Martin would be a great break from New England winters! I would take bonus miles to get ready for the next trip.

  • Monica

    Two of my dream trips in 2014 are Chicago & Sint Maarten/Saint Martin so I would pick the Radisson Blu for both of these trips. Both of these places are on my list to visit since I’ve never been to either. Concierge Status with Carlson would give me the opportunity to enhance my stay with room upgrades and free breakfast. I could also start building on my next award night with the 75% bonus on earned points. Maybe Phuket could be in the future for 2015.

  • Howie

    Radisson BLU Resort Fiji Denarau!

  • BigTex

    Radisson Blu Phuket, no doubt! Would leverage the status into an upgraded room or maybe even a nice suite! Southeast Asia here we come…

  • Hao

    Going to PH Maldives in July! Radisson Blu Phuket would be a great detour…Breakfast & Room upgrade would be awesome!

  • Carey

    I’d love to get up to the Radisson Blu in Tromoso, Norway!

  • JW

    a room upgrade at the Radisson Blu Phuket sounds awesome!

  • Donn

    PHUKET I’m ready to see that part of the world.

  • Bill

    Use for upgraded room and
    drinks/snacks for a stay at the
    Radisson Blu, St.
    Martin

  • Little Tea Blog

    Would love to go to the Radisson Blu Phuket. And upgrades are always the best part of top-tier. You never know what awesome bump you’re gonna get ;)

  • Michele a

    Radison blu in inceland I’m dying for a reason to go back and enjoy the blue lagoon again

  • Lance

    I am going to Thailand in March so the Radisson Blu in Phuket would be perfect for my stay! Free breakfast at the property would be incredible!

  • Ari

    Radisson Blue St Martin Resort

  • Rick

    The radisson in Lucerne would be unbelievable and if I could get the upgraded room with the best view on top of that.

  • Naif Al

    I would absolutely love to stay at Radisson Blu St. Martin this winter! The Concierge status (75% bonus on earned points and free breakfast) would attract me to have my future stays at Radissons! Thanks

  • Brandon

    St. Martin, and I would take advantage of the booking bonus and book another trip with the additional points

  • Mark

    Radisson Blu St Martin!

  • GH

    I’d definitely go with the radisson blu st maarten and I’m all about the free breakfast!

  • Matt B

    Radisson Blu St. Martin for me, and concierge would be great for room upgrades

  • craig d

    Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin would be my choice. I know it isn’t tropical, but Ive heard great things from friends who love the Aquadom. I would definately check in early and leave late. The room upgrade is a great perk as well.

  • phil

    I’d go for a room upgrade at the Radisson Blu Phuket.

  • Brent

    Would love to take the family to the Radisson Blu Denarau!

  • stephanie

    Maybe you’re in the mood for a Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau……… how did you know that was at the top of my bucket list? Combined with a breakfast in the morning (dh’s favorite meal!) and it’d be the perfect vacay!

  • Steve Collins

    Blu St Martin!

  • Juan Claus

    I would go to fiji..denarau.i am always flying over it from sydney to los angeles and have never been there.might be fun. The bonus would be spent savagely on breakfast buffets and champagne:) greetings from australia

  • sue

    Radisson Blu, St. Martin and a room upgrade!!

  • Scott

    I’d return to the fabulous Radisson Blu St. Martin for a couple of days of fun in the sun.

  • Imran Anwar

    Radisson Blu St. Martin for me!

  • Juan Claus

    I m happy to have escaped from my palm beach home:) best wishes from sydney

  • Daren

    Free breakfast in St. Martin please!!!

  • Roger

    Radisson Blu St. Martin with room upgrade!

  • Erin Kendall

    Would love to get back to St. Martin. Hopefully my status would get me a great ocean view room at the Radisson Blu.

  • Jim Bachert

    Send me to Phuket with an upgraded room, please! ;)

  • MarcMon

    St Martin and a free baller breakfast sounds great to me!

  • Chris

    I’ve been to St Martin and stayed at the Radisson there so I can confidently say I would definitely go there again!

  • Bryan

    You got me. The Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach looks really nice!

  • howard

    would love to check out Radison Blu in SXM, hope to win

  • Jim

    St Martin and room upgrade

  • Elizabeth

    I would use the gift card to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. I would love to use the Concierge status for an upgraded room! Happy to see that they offer free Wi-Fi too…..a must when traveling with teenagers :)

  • alex

    I’d love to getaway to Radisson Blu St. Martin. I’d go hog wild with dining and spas. Really relax gor a couple days. This would be amazing!!!

  • Missy

    The Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach and I would take advantage of the room upgrade

  • Dave

    I’ve been eyeing the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, and I would definitely like the upgrades that come with the concierge status. Great brand; great deal!

  • sonicsk8

    Definitely the Radison Blu on St Martin with the room upgrade!

  • Colin P.

    I’d love to go to the Caribbean given I live in the cold Northeast. I’d definitely take advantage of the upgrade and breakfast

  • Peter

    Radisson Blu St. Martin with the upgrade, definitely!

  • Henry

    St. Martin and late checkout to stay as long as possible!

  • Marc

    I’d love to try the Radisson Blu St. Martin. It looks like a spectacular property and I love the Radisson Blu brand!

  • Ken

    I would love to go to the Radisson in Thailand and enjoy the lovely continental breakfast in the morning sunshine.

  • Philippe

    I’ll take the upgrade at the Radisson Blu St. Martin please!

  • Derek

    Radisson Blu St. Martin!

  • Mr. Cool

    radisson downtown detroit…. the breakfast buffet is all mine!!

  • The_Macallan

    The Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize. I’d take a room upgrade.

  • Seth

    OMG, I would clearly use the gift card toward the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees in Paris. I chose a city where there are the most attractions I want to see, thereby maximizing the benefit of early check-in and late check-out!!!

  • Dave

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin seems pretty appealing – it’s cold up here in Wisconsin! To get awesome husband points, I usually go for the room upgrade to impress the wife :-)

  • Zach

    Radisson Blu in Thailand bc I’ve never been before!!!

  • flo7002

    I’d love to try out the Radisson Blu in Phuket!

  • Peter

    Phuket in Thailand looks good to me!! – and the half price award redemption would make it even sweeter

  • Shelly Koester Athmann

    I would love to stay at the Radisson in Fiji! Breakfast with a view!

  • Jiffy

    Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne. Never been to hotel, but need someplace to stay.

  • disqus_zgyxAmiHSg

    I would use the $500 gift card at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. I would enjoy the continental breakfast as part of the Concierge status.

  • M

    I have always wanted to go to Fiji, so it would be Radisson Blu resort on Denarau and breakfast is my most important meal of the day.

  • BOSHappyflyer

    I’d be St. Martin for me! As for the upgraded status, that would be for the upgraded room. I don’t think I will have any problems spending the gift card. :)

  • Bri

    Room upgrade at Radisson Blu in St. Martin

  • kent

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin looks amazing! I’m sure the room upgrade would be pretty nice there too :)

  • KR

    I like the Radisson Blu’s in London – a favorite is the Bloomsbury. They have a great breakfast.

    I’d sure love Concierge status to make the stay great! Fingers crossed.

  • JTP

    I am staying in Phuket this winter, would love to have concierge status!!! Raddisson Blue Phuket!!!! A bit out of the way, but probably much better than staying in Patong beach…

  • Robert Baker

    Room upgrades in Fiji!

  • Jason K

    Id give the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria a whirl and help myself to the breakfast buffet.

  • GiantFromPhilly

    Radisson Blu St. Maarten sounds great, warm weather and beautiful scenery. The booking award bonus is awesome!

  • jay

    Just checked St. Martin and simply wow!

  • Nick

    Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. Upgrade my room!

  • Michael Hasan

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti would be my choice. Next year, my wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary. As poor college students 10 years ago, we stayed in the cheapest places possible, so to be able to use the Concierge status for an upgraded room in an amazing location would a fantastic way to celebrate 10 years!

  • laurent

    Radisson Phuket, so nice to be there.

  • Scott G

    Maybe not tropical, but we’re headed to Ireland in October and I wouldn’t mind getting a nice room upgrade at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin….along with the nice other perks of course!

  • Mark D.

    Traveling on a budget to the Carribean, lounge access sure would be helpful.

  • Ray

    St Martin sounds wonderful. Room Upgrade and send some quality time with wife then hit the beach.

  • Brenda

    I’d love to go to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin to relax on the beach. The free breakfast would be an awesome bonus!

  • http://www.michaelwtravels.com/ Michael W Travels

    I’ve been wanting to visit Fiji for quite some time so I’d love to stay at the Radisson Blu!

  • Taryn

    It’s currently 16 degrees at home- take me to Fiji with an upgraded room!

  • LarryInNYC

    While the photo of the Fiji property looks great, I’d be heading for St Martin at the drop of a hat. Best concierge feature? The complimentary room upgrade!

  • William Finkel

    I would definitely go to Thailand and given my toddler daughter, I’d go for the buffet breakfast.

  • Jeff Halerz

    Definitely Phuket!!! And I’d use status to upgrade.

  • Michael K.

    Room upgrade in St. Martin.

  • Free Stuff Scavenger

    Going to Thailand/Cambodia next year and a trip to the Radisson in Phuket would be the icing on the cake (or mango sticky rice)!

  • FML

    Radisson Blu in St Martin. I know lots of people say it is in a remote location, but am totally up for it! Cannot wait to go. Room upgrades and extra points of course, so I can use them to stay at the Fiji Radisson Blu (but that will require one more CC churn to get at least 2 more free nights!)

  • V Clark

    Wait, this card can only be used to purchase hotel reservations?

  • renee

    I would go to Phuket again…we had an upgrade to pool villa as a gold, so Hopefully we would get a sea view pool villa this time and not having to pay for the the breakfast spread would be a bonus!

  • Marib

    The Radisson Blu St. Martin would be absolutely wonderful as a break with my workaholic husband! Would love Conceirge status because we will be staying in Radissons on our vacation next April and our limited travels mean we can not possible achieve status based on stay nights.

  • Bryan

    St. Martin sounds great, and I’d love the free breakfast to go with a great stay at a top class Radisson Blu! The status would also be nice for our upcoming stay in Amsterdam this coming May…

  • TerryH

    Radisson Blu Denarau and enjoy the breakfast spread!

  • Jroll Junkie

    I’m going to Fiji and getting a room upgrade!

  • Craig X

    I would love to stay at the Plaza on the River at London, with a possible upgrade to the room with views of Thames River and English breakfast. That will be awesome!

  • Andy

    I’d like to go to Fiji next year with my girlfriend. I want to visit Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau and get the breakfast spread!

  • Tyler C.

    Radisson Blu Fiji, with a room upgrade and a comp breakfast for 2!

  • Jon

    Let’s go to Denarau and hit up that upgraded room!

  • Nicole

    The Radisson Blu in Fiji looks amazing! Would love to visit with my boyfriend. Would definitely get a room upgrade and the free breakfast, we always seem to end up paying so much for breakfasts!

  • Chris

    I would love to visit Radisson Blu Hotel Nice and get a beautiful room upgrade

  • Charles Ho

    Park Plaza Westminster. With Concierge status I will be able to upgrade into one of the iconic rooms with the best view in London, looking across the bridge at Parliament and Big Ben! I also live in Chicago, and the thought of staying at the new Radisson Blu in Chicago would be an incredible thought, upgrading into a Park Suite.

  • SamL

    the Radisson Blu, St. Martin looks great! I’d love to go there!

  • Janice

    An upgrade room at Denarau sounds amazing!

  • Nick Ewen

    How about the two “coming soon” properties in the Maldives? Since we’re still at least a year away, I’ll go with St. Martin, and the free breakfast is definitely the best feature I’d use there.

  • Xing

    Radisson Blu St. Martin for a 2nd time and get free breakfast and upgraded suite!

  • David D

    I was just looking at the Radisson Blu St. Martin…that one please!

  • Billf

    The Radisson Blu in St Martin would be a great choice over the winter.

  • Shiv

    Radisson Blu in Phuket!

  • Paul Goecke

    French Rivera (Nice) and an upgrade of course!

  • simplex4

    Radisson Blu St. Maarten please

  • Alex N

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau looks amazing! Would love to go there and get an upgraded room!

  • Bob

    Phuket with an upgrade.

  • John R

    A straightforward run through the midwestern US — a night at the Radisson Blu in Chicago and then time at a Country Inn and Suites in the town where our son is in college.

  • Biggles209

    I’d go for a sunshine break at Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores. The room upgrade and the breakfast would be much appreciated.

  • ACSea

    Definitely St. Martin! It’s on the quiet side of the island which is more my speed. I have status with IHG so lord knows I’ve never seen a free breakfast before.

  • Levi

    St. Martin Radisson Blu, with free continental breakfast? Yes please.

  • Linda

    Radisson Blu St. Martin and a room upgrade!

  • TrixieSF

    The Fiji resort, for sure! Coming from the West coast, our flights to Europe usually arrive early in the day, which makes early check in (and a nice hot shower after a long flight), so incredibly valuable.

  • Tomas

    Defenitly Thailand Phuket as it looks just amazing! And free breakfast or 3000 bonus points. Cant decide now:)

  • HLC60

    Definitely would head to St Martin. Upgrade, free eats and concierge access.

  • Jeffrey

    9 degrees in SLC, UT this morning… St. Martin here I come..

  • jedge

    I recently got back from Bangkok where I stayed at the Park Plaza Sukhumvit. I’d go back and stay at the Radisson Blu when it opens up in Bangkok

  • Trevor

    I would use it to go to the Radisson Blu in Antwerp Belgium to go to TOMORROWLAND next year! I would use it for the amazing apartment suite upgrade for full kitchen use!

  • Precia Chesnutt Barrett

    I’d choose an upgraded room as the way to maximize my Concierge status at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach. Thailand is calling to me!

  • DFWFlyer

    Radisson Blu chicago!

  • Yo

    St marten raddison. Love their breakfast. Would be a great concierge amenity. Can’t wait to go w my new twin boys.

  • Yankees

    Caribbean it is. St Martin and a room upgrade.

  • Kaysha Johnston

    I’d love to stay at the Radisson Hotel Rio de Janeiro-Barra. I’ve always to visit Brazil.

  • John

    For sure St. Martin and free breakfast. Maybe a room upgrade, but I’d plan on being on the beach 90% of the time anyways.

  • Laurie

    I’d take off for the Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi when it opens in 2014–spent a year in Kenya going to high school and would love to visit again! All the fresh tropical fruits and juices would make breakfast amazing.

  • Ryan

    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Bangkok. Urban tropics. Definitely would appreciate the upgraded room!

  • mkm

    Definitely Thailand, I’ve been wanting to go there with some friends of mine from Israel for quite a while! Plus it will be great to get away from this cold weather!

  • Nam

    Radisson Blu Chicago. I’d maximize by room upgrade.

  • James k

    Stay at Radisson Blu resort on Denarau and enjoy the free breakfast with Concierge status.

  • Abbe

    WInter has arrived in Minnesota. A warm weather getaway to the Radisson Blu St. Martin would be wonderful.

  • Jamie

    Radisson Blu St Martin

  • Ryan

    Hands down I’d visit the Radisson Blu Hotel Maldives in Hulhumale. I’ve been saving my miles and Club Carlson points for a trip to the Maldives for my wife and I next year when both of our kids head off to college. This will be the trip that kicks off the next phase of life together! I’d DEFINITELY use the status for room upgrade and my Club Carlson Bonus Award Night for an extra night! This trip is completely made possible thanks to ThePointsGuy!

  • Ross M

    The Radisson Blu in Dakar! Headed to Senegal early next year with my fiance and would certainly take advantage of Concierge status – free breakfast, free gift, and global concierge in case things go awry!

  • Al

    Radisson Blu St. Martin. What a beautiful location!!!

  • davolala

    Definitely phuket! And I’d use the status for a room upgrade. Thanks!

  • Rick B

    Radisson Blu Resort on Fiji and enjoy some upgraded rooms for our Honeymoon. Thanks!

  • Jacob K

    I’d definitely love to use it at the Radisson Blu on Denarau, and the 75% bonus on earned points would be awesome!

  • http://redmonk.com/dberkholz Donnie Berkholz

    I’d go with the Park Suites in Manaus Brazil.

    As I’d probably travel there using frequent-flyer miles to grab a last-minute seat, the 48 hour room-availability guarantee would be very valuable.

  • Chris Ly

    Radisson Blu in Chicago. Definitely want to get the free upgrade!

  • Liz Newsome

    Definitely Radisson Blu Resort on Fiji for me. I’ve wanted to go to Fiji for YEARS! I’d get a room upgrade and have a nice second honeymoon with my husband!

  • Dan

    Radisson Blu in Phuket would be awesome!

  • helixcon

    Definitely Radisson Blu St. Martin with a room upgrade.

  • Laura

    Croatia for sure.

  • Maya

    Radisson Blu Nairobi as it would be great to visit my birthplace after 30 years! I would definitely take advantage of the room upgrades!

  • ken roden

    I would definitely pick the Fiji Denarau Resort since my boyfriend has always wanted to go there! I would use the room upgrade to make the day really special and oh yeah..I would have a ring…

  • Larry

    I’d love to go to Thailand, so I vote for the Radisson Blu Phuket.

  • Terry

    Radisson Blu St. Martin. Haven’t been to the Caribbean before and this looks like a perfect start

  • TomT

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau would be a great place to explore someplace new

  • Brett

    Radisson Blu Fiji!

  • foofiter

    Radisson Blu Phuket since I love Thai beaches and it’s a great secluded location!

  • rtwin35days

    I am staying at the Radisson Blu in Sydney and Bangkok for my upcoming RTW.

  • Rob

    Radisson Blu Phuket. Going to Thailand in couple weeks!

  • Amanda S

    I’d use it at the Radisson Blu Royal Garden in Trondheim during my upcoming Norway trip and use the awesome free breakfast perk since everything is so expensive!

  • Amanda S

    Because Trondheim is on the water…so that makes it tropical, right? ;)

  • B

    Is love to win. I enjoy these properties and would love the room upgrades!! Thanks!

  • soxcited

    Radisson Blu St. Martin would be a great choice to get away from NE winter

  • JB

    Some wintertime R&R at the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin sounds like fun to me! The free breakfast to start off each morning would be great!

  • Alec

    My wife and I will be in Tbilisi this spring. An upgrade (nicer view?) and that breakfast would be wonderful.

  • John

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket and take advantage of the room upgrade.

  • Shawn M

    Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago please!

  • Bill

    Definitely would go to St Martin. Upgrade& free eat. Plus Jetblue flys there pretty cheaply from boston! Get me out of the cold!

  • Shawn

    Radisson Blue Phuket where I would enjoy the upgraded room that Concierge status afforded me!

  • tim

    phuket sounds great to me!

  • Sue

    Radisson Blu Denaru Island would be fabulous.

  • patel

    Already booked our award flight to Fiji for our honeymoon. Would love to visit the Radisson Blue resort at Denarau and save even more money utilizing their free breakfast service as part of having their concierge status.

  • thrashsoundly

    radisson blu vaasa finland to see where my wife’s ancestors came from. a suite upgrade would be awesome.

  • Jane

    Planing a trip to Europe in the fall, and this would make the hotel planning so much easier. I would love the free breakfast and upgraded room!

  • Stuart

    Bern wanting to go to San Francisco, so the Radisson Fishermans warf sounds great!

  • Brent

    Fiji for me for a few days on my way over to Sydney for a several more and ending with a New Zealand Cruise flying home from Auckland. Concierge class can help me make all the arrangements. Free breakfasts and upgraded room opportunity would be terrific.

  • nhrca1065

    I would take my wife to Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, since she’s been wanting to visit Tahiti since we were married 5 years ago. I would use Club Concierge’s 48 hour guarantee so if I win these prizes, I can go to Tahiti 48 hours later using the gift card!

  • Robert M.

    Radisson Blu St. Martin. I’d use concierge status for a hopeful upgrade to a room overlooking the beautiful Anse Marcel cove.

  • Julianne

    Radisson Blu Fiji Denerau — I’ve been dying to go there. Frankly, I would LOVE the concierge status for a family stay this summer in Paris — possible upgrade would give me bragging rights (and would therefore be PRICELESS!!!)

  • Tom

    Radisson Blu St. Martin. I’d use concierge status towards upgrade to a room overlooking the Anse Marcel cove!

  • Brian Fu

    Take my girlfriend back to thailand to visit where she enjoyed so much! Maybe take things to the next level with a room upgrade to make it the most special trip we’ve been on to date!

  • dsamso

    I hate to be unoriginal but I have already booked a ticket to go to St. Martin. I lived in the Caribbean for five years and the only way I survive winter is to take short mini-vacations in the the Caribbean. Concierge would also get me free breakfast and help upgrades on my club carlson reservations in the future!

  • Ben

    I’d use the gift card to go to the different Park Plaza hotels near Pula, Croatia and enjoy the breakfast benefit as a Concierge Member.

  • Dan Arreola

    I’ll be in Phuket in March, it would be great to stay at the Radisson Blu there!

  • John Adams

    Radisson Blu Phuket. Thank you!

  • Rod Smith

    I’d choose the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach, since Thailand is my next destination.

  • Nick M

    Would love to stay and get an upgrade at the Radisson Blu in Fiji!

  • alex

    fiji and an upgrade!

  • Silver Springer

    Going to Oktoberfest, would like to stay in the Radisson Blu in Munich

  • Evan

    Breakfast at the Radisson Aruba

  • KTM

    Phuket is one of my favorites destinations and my fiancé has not been there so I would love to take her! And we would definitely take advantage of the breakfast buffet spread… I’ve never had the one in Phuket but Carlson’s buffets have never disappointed in the past!

  • Jenny

    Trip to Phuket and a free upgrade would truly be great!

  • shonuffharlem

    My life’s dream trip is Thailand so there!

  • Nukoon

    A stay in Fiji and an upgrade!

  • Qtdizzle

    I’d love to stay at the Raddison Aruba and use the concierge status for a free upgrade, bonus night award and free breakfast!

  • Terry

    I would stay at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and I would use the Concierge Status for a free breakfast at the Hiti Mahana restaurant overlooking the water.

  • Jennifer

    Get out of the cold and head to St. Martin! I would get an upgraded room for my family :)

  • Nicole

    Radisson Blu Phuket. I wish I had gone there instead of Jamaica for my honeymoon.

  • Eric

    My wife and I are already scheduled to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin in January. A great escape from Minnesota winters. So, Concierge status might just get an even better room!

  • Paul W

    Aruba, Aruba, Aruba, and an upgraded room so I can lie in bed in splendor when I am tired of lying on the beach.

  • jack

    I would go to Fiji and enjoy the breakfast.

  • hnm1

    Radisson Blu – St. Martin. Complimentary room upgrade.

  • Heather L. Cannady

    Pick me! I would definitely use it at the Hotel Madrid (Radisson Blu), where I will be in March!

  • stratosg

    Either Radisson Blu Es. Hotel Rome or Radissom Blu 1919 Reykjavic – and the breakfast is definitely the yummiest perk!

  • chrisb97

    St. Martin with upgraded room and free breakfast this winter sounds awesome to me.

  • AB

    Radisson Blu Phuket. Been meaning to go to Thailand and enjoy sipping coconuts at the beach.

  • Josiah

    I’d stay at the Radisson Blu Resort on Denarau in Fiji. I’ve always wanted to go to Fiji!

  • GetToThePoints

    St Martin Blu

  • Codyy

    Taking a trip to Australia in March, I hope we can stay at the Radisson Blue Sydney!

  • Jonathan N.

    I want to stay at he Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok because I’ve always wanted to visit Bangkok. I’d look forward to using my concierge status to take advantage of a Late Check-out.

  • Ruth

    Fiji looks gorgeous! I’d definitely love the breakfast spread

  • Scott

    Radisson Blu St. Martin… free room upgrade and breakfast are a plus too!

  • Eric

    Easy decision: The Radisson Ambassador Plaza San Juan!

    For my benefits, I would love to be upgraded to an Ambassador’s Club room. Having access to the Business Center, and a complimentary breakfast would be so great in terms of being productive, as well as fed!

  • Chris

    St. Martin looks lovely.

  • Laura

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin. With Concierge status I would wake up and enjoy the free breakfast. And then, I’d go to the beach. I discovered that this property offers guest enrichment courses, so I would explore what they had to offer in the afternoon. I would also choose this place because they have a Kids Club, which means my child would enjoy our visit tremendously. During our stay, I would probably also indulge in a few treatments at their Spa. Gosh, I’d love to win!

  • Nick

    Definitely Phuket!

  • ABMACEWEN

    I would chose St Martin with an upgrade as a french primer for a trip to France next summer, Le Metropolitan & Champs Elysees in Paris and Nice & Cannes in south of France. I got CC based on your recommendation and am racking up points, Concierge status and $500 GC would be awesome!

  • rainneverever

    Pick me~ I would like to stay at RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL TIANJIN for a big family get together

  • BKing BKing

    I’ll be using the gift card to book a stay at Radisson Blu Fiji Denerau and upgrade to a Suite with CC Concierge status.

  • Iowan

    Radisson Blu St. Maarten in early March

  • Leigh

    The May Fair hotel in London. I’d use the status to make sure that my boyfriend’s first trip abroad this March was even more spectacular!

  • Randshoaf

    Radisson Blu Phuket on my trip next year! And I def enjoy the breakfast spread.

  • Ben

    I’d use the gift card at the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives Naagoshi (opening December 2014) and upgrade to a suite.

  • Courtney

    It’s hard to pick just one. Phuket would be amazing, but St Martin is a little closer, so I will pick that :)

  • http://letsgorideabike.com Trisha

    I am dying to practice my French in Tahiti! So I’d stay at the Radisson there, take advantage of the room upgrade and hope for a delicious beachside breakfast.

  • SC

    Radisson Blu Phuket would be lovely!

  • Jeff

    Radisson Blu in Fiji! Our honeymoon got cancelled when we discovered my wife was pregnant, so the gift card and concierge status would definitely help in our second try at a honeymoon.

  • Caroline

    I would choose the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau because it looks beautiful. I would love the free breakfast because I’m sure that would save me a good amount of money!

  • Robert

    Radisson Hacienda Cancun. I know it’s low end, but I can get a week out of that gift card (and an upgrade to a suite overlooking the pool).

  • ASW

    Never been to Fiji so my choice would be the Radisson BLU Resort on Denarau Island; and as for maximizing my shiny new Concierge status I would simply pig-out at the lagoon-side breakfast buffet… I’ve heard that the “cronuts” are amazing.

  • bryanschmiedeler

    I would go to the St. Martin Radisson Blu. My wife and I went to St. Martin from a cruise ship and loved it. She watches the show “Below Deck” and wants to go to the restaurant/bar the crew hung out at there. I would definitely use the status to upgrade our room!

  • Alex K

    Radisson Blu Tromso for some northern lights hunting!

  • hugo forte

    I would stay at the raddison blu in chicago, just a fantastic building

  • Kim

    Radisson Blu Phuket! Definitely!

  • Jonathan

    Definitely Fiji with an upgraded suite. And possibly a second visit :)

  • brittynyc

    Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau!

  • Melinda

    I would go on a baby moon with my husband to the Radisson Blue in Sydney.

  • Luca S

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin. The island is beautiful!

  • Jorge

    Fiji with an upgraded suite. Anything to keep our sanity once our second daughter shows up!

  • George

    I would visit the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort and take advantage of my Concierge status by visiting the Four-Diamond award-winning Sunset Grille restaurant and even do the La Playa Torchlight Dinner. This is all with getting a nice 15% bonus. I wouldn’t forget the complimentary breakfast. I would also heavily use the free internet and take advantage of the late checkout.

  • jpgisbd

    Radisson Blu in Fiji

  • Lor

    Fiji would be great especially with an upgrade.

  • Elliott

    Radiation Blue Fiji!

  • ken k.

    Radisson Blu St. Martin with a room upgrade.!

  • Julian

    I’d definitely enjoy the late check out because I wouldn’t want to leave the Radisson Blu in St. Martin.

  • Corey

    Definitely Radisson Blu in St Maarten

  • Eddy

    Radisson BLU Fiji Denarau Island would be my choice and I would use my Concierge Status to upgrade to a suite (2-bedroom if possible!).

  • Eric W

    I would head down to Aruba for as long as possible! I think I would most enjoy the free breakfast perk to fuel up for days on the beach and in the water.

  • K.G. Gut.

    Take me to my “homeland” and let me soak in the Med at the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens. And with my concierge status the wife and I will take in a breathtaking view of the sea… before we cool off and dive on in!

  • larry hurwitz

    Fiji

  • Chris

    I’d visit Thailand. Phuket is very nice this time of year.

  • Kamaraj

    Radisson Blu St. Martin with breakfast :)

  • Jay

    I’m waiting for their property at the Maldives to open and would love to get free breakfast and a nice upgrade!

  • Jonathan

    Upgraded room @ Radisson Blu – St. Martin.

  • Julia

    I would love to try the radisson in Fiji and get free breakfast using the concierge status!

  • Brad

    I would love to visit Aruba and stay at their property there and use the status to hopefully get me an awesome room with a great upgrade

  • Deborah

    I would visit the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and use the status for a room upgrade!

  • John

    Radisson Blu in Fiji with an upgrade using Concierge status.

  • JoSco88

    I’d like to check out the Radisson Blu in Prague, including a nice room upgrade thanks to Concierge status!

  • AMANDA M.

    Radisson Hotel, Astana in Kazakhstan & upgrade to either the Royal or Presidential Suite with the Super Breakfast buffet & access to their Global Concierge program, now that’s what I love about high living.

  • Jessica M

    I’d love to go back to Iceland and stay at the Radisson Blu 1919 that you wrote a review about! Last time we went cheap and stayed at a guesthouse, but it’d be nice to have a fancy room with concierge status!

  • ArsenalxBlood

    My best friend turns 30 next year, and we both love and follow surfing. If I won, I would book a stay in Fiji to see the ASP World Championship, which is also happening near his birthday. I’d definitely use the Concierge status to upgrade our room. We’re going big for this birthday.

  • Brad R

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin — hands down the winner! Please oh pretty please pick me! All those bonus points from having Concierge status would be saweet!

  • emanuel

    My brother goes to medical school in Saba which is near st marten and I’d love to have him meet me there and get an upgraded suite with an ocean view.

  • dgtop

    I would love St. Martin for a stay at the Radisson Blu

  • Joseph

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin with breakfast and upgraded room

  • Chris

    Love to visit Phuket and take advantage of an upgraded room.

  • Journey 4 Happy

    St Maarten Radisson seems to be a popular choice…. let’s do it!

  • Christina Oddy

    St. Maarten would be great with an upgraded room!

  • Jackie

    Would love to spend my gift card staying at the Radisson Blu St Martin this winter & would enjoy receiving my continental breakfast benefit with my top elite status! Thanks!

  • heidi8

    Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris, in the middle of summer, with our kids.

  • Elaine

    The Radisson Blu in Sydney with an upgraded room would be delightful!!

  • Kelly

    Heading to Germany in February and would love to keep warm in the Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne.

  • Scott

    I’ve been trying to get the wife to go to the Radisson Blu St Martin so we can plane watch at Maho Beach for a while. Concierge status to get us the upgrade to (hopefully!) the Anse Marcel Suite would be the icing on the cake to a fantastic getaway.

  • Rick

    Radisson Blu Fiji Denerau – looks like an amazing place to go. And getting an upgraded room with Concierge status would make something good even better!

  • Angela

    The Radisson Blu in Phuket would be a great choice for us – would love be to able to make use of the free breakfast as well with Concierge status!

  • Lmandrake

    I would use the $500 gift card at the Radisson Blu St. Martin and use Concierge status there to get an an upgraded room.

  • AEG

    Just found out I’ll be heading to Germany for a weeklong conference in January. The Radisson Blu Hotel Cologne is calling my name! With concierge status, I’d use the 75% bonus towards a weeklong getaway to the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees in Paris to surprise my girlfriend for our anniversary. Plus, with every last night free, I’d be coming out way ahead.

  • Paras Nanavati

    Radisson Blu Fiji Denerau – visited it once, but did not stay there – would love to use the Concierge status to get the room upgrade.

  • Chris

    I’d choose the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. It looks great.

  • JStewart

    I’d be smartin’ I didn’t go to St Martin! I would wear out the concierge service level when not texting my pic back to freezing buddies in US
    @JeffStewart 58

  • Tanya

    The Radisson Blu resort on Denarau looks very inviting.

  • Barb

    I’d head to the Reykjavik Radisson Blu, enjoy the room upgrade, and get my
    Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur hot dog fix

  • Jonathan Yiu

    Will love to try the Radisson in Fiji and get free breakfast using the concierge status!!!

  • Lkohawaii

    Radison Blu Sydney, and I like the last night free benefit with the card.

  • Scuta

    St Martin with an upgrade!

  • Barb

    Oops. Reykjavik isn’t quite tropical. For fun in the sun, I’d go to the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney at the height of summer, enjoy the room upgrade, and take a surfing lesson.

  • Zach B

    I would visit the stunning Radisson BLU Resort Phuket Panwa Beach. With Concierge 15% bonus, I would enjoy dining on fresh Thai seafood at Azur restaurant and take full advantage of their swim-up bar. The free breakfast, free internet and late arrival/checkout perks just serve the enhance the experience in paradise.

  • Nathan

    Would love to hit Phuket, but more realistically probably St. Martin

  • kai

    phuket, havent been there in ages~

  • Sanders

    Would love to stay at the Radisson Blue in Denauru and use the Concierge status to get a delightful breakfast in paradise.

  • Becca

    I would love to stay at theRadisson Blu Sydney and would take advantage of the second night free for award stays.

  • Markus

    Phuket with the swim-up bar sounds amazing! Late check out would be super nice as well for some late night partying and late morning sleeping in.

  • Edy Sulistyo

    I’ve been wanting to stay at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau

  • Daniel Haga

    The Radisson in Fiji sounds pretty great.

  • Uri

    Radisson Blu St. Martin – looks too beautiful…

  • DisqustingDave

    I would pick Phuket and use status for a room upgrade. Thanks!

  • Lily

    St. Martin for sure…never been, but always dreamed of going! And definitely would look forward to the free breakfast =)

  • leothelion

    Definitely the one in Phuket with a room upgrade!

  • JWu

    Not exactly tropical, but I’d go for the Radisson Blu Resort, Split. Would not mind a complimentary concierge level upgrade to the adriatic-view or suite

  • Steve

    The Radisson Aruba Resort and Spa! I would consider the concierge status for a room upgrade and then use my own points through my Club Carlson to book my remaining nights and hope those are upgraded as well.

  • ralph van dyke

    I’ve always wanted to visit Brunei so I would go there. And the 3000 extra points for booking at concierge level makes the next trip even easier. I’ll say hello to the Sultan for you.

  • Janine

    I have never been to Paris so I would love to stay either at the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees or Le Metropolitan Hotel with a room upgrade for my first trip with my boyfriend.

  • Jake Davis

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin and get an upgrade to maximize my Concierge status

  • Sy John Ochoa

    I would love to go to St. Martin Radisson Blu

  • Richard H

    Radisson Blu in Fiji for me.

  • Lucia Ochoa

    I wanna go to St. Martin Radisson Blu

  • Dustin

    The Radisson Blu St Martin looks like a pretty nice place to stay.

  • davidcaitpe

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. Always wanted to visit Australia!

  • Helen S

    Dubai Deira with room upgrade. I’ll find my own breakfast in the Deira eateries and street food.

  • Dennybob

    Radisson Blu in Fiji for me.

  • frenchman619

    Radisson Blu Phuket please

  • Holly H.

    Holly H.

  • Jiakan W

    I have always been thinking about going on a vacation in Caribbean. Radisson Blu in St. Martin looks awesome!

  • Anne

    love Thailand, the people, their culture and food, but never been to Phuket; so that gets my vote. Thank you Club Carlson for this opportunity.

  • Sarah

    I’d love to go to St. Maartin and stay at the Radisson Blu there. I’d definitely go for the room upgrade!

  • general45 aka Bill from maine

    St Maarten Radisson would be the place I would like to go to.

  • Duane

    My wife and I would love to go to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin since we have never been there and use the free breakfast.

  • janet

    defin the Radisson Blu St. Martin and an upgrade to a suite! : )

  • Ivan W.

    Planning a family trip to St. Marteen in 2014, and would definitely use this to stay at the Radisson Blu! Answering the 2nd question, I would maximize the Concierge Status with Complimentary Breakfast! Free Flights, Free Hotels, and Free Food – what more can you ask! =)

  • Penny

    St. Martin looks lovely! and breakfast is always a plus!

  • Johannes Johansson

    Fiji here I come! Would love to use the status to get an ocean view room (or better) at the garden view rate. Free breakfast included???

  • Junlan H

    Would love to use the giftcard at the Radisson Blu in Sydney Australia and would use the concierge status for a aroom upgrades! Thanks.

  • Erik B

    I would go with to the Radisson Blu St Martin, hope for a sweet room upgrade, and go watch the planes land on the beach by SXM.

  • Jim

    Phuket and a room upgrade

  • dwh

    Radisson Blu St. Maarten writ free breakfast

  • Chris

    Radisson Blu, Waterfront, Cape Town. Room upgrade – what could be better than a beautiful view in an awesome hotel in Cape Town?

  • SC

    RADISSON BLU 1835 HOTEL & THALASSO, CANNES

  • Guest

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau with the breakfast!

  • Josef

    The Radisson Resort at Phuket will be very nice, especially with an upgraded room from concierge status, early check-in/late check-out, and free breakfast. Surely beats the cold winter in US every time. Bonus points definitely makes it even sweeter!

  • Niusha

    St Martin definitely and would use it to get a room upgrade.

  • Sheng

    I would go to Radisson Blu St. Martin. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy the Caribbean Sunshine.

  • Guest

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau with the free breakfast!

  • Daniel

    Upgraded room at the Radisson Blu in Istanbul

  • MM

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau with breakfast!

  • Egle

    Radison blu st. Martin and would take 3000 bonus!

  • rukawa

    I would stay in Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and get free breakfast

  • Sophie

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti. Room upgrade!

  • ZB

    I’d spend my $500 gift card at the Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow and I’d maximize my concierge status by trying to score an upgrade to the Presidential Suite ( a whooping $10000 value!)

  • David Donahue

    Not very tropical, but my fiance and I would stay at the Radisson Blu hotel in Rome for our honeymoon in May 2014. We would make use of the complimentary breakfast with (hopefully) endless mimosas to celebrate.

  • susan_aksu

    I stayed there a few months ago and it was uh-ma-zing

  • CJ

    Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau! I would love to get a room upgrade! :)

  • Alexis L

    Radisson BLU Resort Phuket Panwa Beach looks wonderful. I’d maximize the Concierge Status with early check-in and late check-out.

  • jdshscja

    I would use it at the Radisson Plaza Resort Maldives Naagoshi when it (hopefully)opens next year. Then if they honor concierge status, a room upgrade and free breakfast would be great.

  • ERic

    i would use it in Greneda .. a med student can use a break!

  • binny

    Fiji and room upgrades, thank you for the gift card!!

  • Mark B.

    I would use the $500 gift certificate at the Radison Blu Resort in Denarau, Fiji to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast privilege and the room upgrade privilege that comes with Club Carlson Concierge status. My wife is from Fiji, so she is familiar with all the resorts in her country. Our son loves the water. The ocean there is so pure.

  • joel

    I would like to stay in the Caribbean and use my status yo get a nice upgrade

  • Martin

    I would love to get an upgrade on a beautiful room at the Radisson Blu St. Martin.

  • http://www.batteredluggage.com/ W Brian Duncan (aka IPBrian)

    I would head to Radisson Blu resort on Denarau.

  • KC

    I’d love to head to the Radisson Blu St. Martin to kick back and relax in the sun–about to get hit with a huge winter storm today, so I’m dreaming of the beach! I’d use the concierge status to fill up with a great continental breakfast before spending the day laying out in the sun and snorkeling.

  • Vijay

    I’d use Concierge status for an upgraded room and vacation in Fiji!

  • John Perri

    I would like to stay at Radisson Blu in St. Martin. It looks like an excellent property.

  • Farhan Haroon

    My family and I can use the concierge status in Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Dubai, where it’s sunny all year.

  • Lawrence.J

    I would go to Costa Rica and book into the Radisson Hotel San Jose with a sweet upgrade and enjoy leisurely breakfasts while reviewing where next with the global concierge!

  • Farhan Haroon

    I would go the Radisson Blu in Dubai

  • Phil

    Radisson Blu Phuket

  • Sandeep B

    Would love to check out the one in Phuket!

  • Dan C.

    Not really tropical, but I’ll be in Venice this summer on my honeymoon – I think I’d like to stay at the Radisson Blu Resort, Terme di Galzignano and treat my fiancee to a room upgrade!

  • scott

    Free breakfast at Radisson Aruba!

  • jholl74

    I have always wanted to go to St. Martin so I would use the gift card to visit the Radisson Blu Resort in St. Martin and I would use the concierge status to upgrade my room to one of the beautiful suites that they offer!

  • Jimmy

    Radisson Blu St. Maartin for sure!

  • Tom Jackson

    For me it would have to be the Radisson Resort Tahiti, French Polynesia as I love to go to unusual destinations. It would be great to upgrade to a nice room and get some pampering after a busy day exploring the island.

  • Kimberly Rotter

    We are planning to walk 500 miles across northern Spain next year, on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. It would be nice to finish the trip at the Club Carlson property in Madrid. We’d definitely go for the free breakfast.

  • Frank Keen

    I’d love to stay in the Denarau Marina. The snorkeling in Fiji is awesome. I’d certainly take advantage of a room upgrade and free breakfast in the restaurant.

  • Andrew T.

    I would love to travel to Radisson Blu St. Martin with my fiancee and use my Concierge status to get complimentary breakfast!

  • Joel Glickman

    Please take me to St. Maarten to the Radison Blu definitely with a room upgrade! Can’t wait to see the airplanes land at St. Maarten’s famous airport!

  • Nguyen

    I would love to visit Thailand and stay at the Radisson Blu in Phuket. Thanks.

  • Jessie K-B

    I would love to travel to Radisson Blu St. Martin with my fiance and use my Concierge status to get complimentary breakfast!

  • Chris

    Radisson Blu St. Martin! And I’d use the early check-in and late check-out to maximize my time there.

  • Aubrey Miller

    I would take a trip to Malta and the Raddison Blu Malta Golden Sands Resort. The room upgrade and a 12 hr spa visit would be a good use of the gift card!

  • James Durkin

    Room upgrade at Radisson Blu resort on Denarau

  • Drew Maltby

    I would like to stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin with my family and use my Concierge status to get free breakfast!

  • Kyle Duren

    I think I would def have to go with the St. Martin Radisson Blu, looks absolutely relaxing! Def would take advantage of the late check out and breakfast!

  • Smaity

    Get upgraded rooms at Radisson Phuket with concierge status.

  • Jill Spencer

    The Radisson Blu in Capetown, South Africa! A room upgrade and breakfast would be wonderful. The rest of the year I would definitely use the 48 hour advance reservation guarantee since I need to be flexible with my last minute business travel lodging.

  • Meghanb904

    My husband and I would head to the Radisson Blu Thalasso and use status for an amazing view!

  • Erin B

    I would put this to good use for my fiancé and I’s dream honeymoon to Fiji! The room upgrades and breakfast would be wonderful!

  • Patrick G.

    I’ll take it to the Radisson Blu in Fiji!

  • Aaron Handman

    Love to get away from the impending ice storm with a trip to the Radisson Blu in St Martin and look for the room upgrade

  • LX

    The one in Fiji looks mighty nice, especially with free breakfast as a Concierge!

  • Steve

    the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau!

  • joejabjab

    suite upgrade! radisson blue Phuket.

  • garyw622

    Radisson Blu in Fiji with an upgraded room with would be great

  • Harold

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin for me!

  • GeeEmm

    Well, I’d rather tell you Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo in conjunction with my Wideroe ticket, but if I have to choose a tropical destination, then I go with Radisson Blu Denarau.

  • Wardell

    Radisson Blu – Fiji – Suite upgrades

  • Tonya Cozart

    FIJI!!! it’s on my bucket list! staying at the raddison bleu would be such a treat! I would go for the breakfast, it is my fav meal of the day!

  • Raymond_G

    Radisson Blu Phuket please! That would be UH-mazing. Thanks!

  • mma86

    The Missoni in Edinburgh. I love the city’s skyline, and hopefully with an upgraded room I can get a great view.

  • Joe-SC1

    That first picture looks amazing. So, why not the Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau? I also love me a free breakfast, so that’s how I’d maximize my Concierge status there.

  • Vin

    Radisson Blu St. Maartin for quick getaway next year. And starting out with 3000 bonus points for the booking is icing on the cake.

  • Henry Ma

    I will definitely use it at the Radisson Blu in Phuket, and enjoy the complimentary breakfast!

  • Thomas

    I’d love to check out the Radisson Blu Fiji and I’d be using my status for an upgraded room.

  • Michele

    It’s easily the Radisson Blu Phuket for me, and since I’d be paying out of pocket for it, I’ll be enjoying the 75% earning bonus that Concierge level members get.

  • John

    Def Radisson Blu resort on Denarau!

  • Jim Rosenberg

    I like the Radison Blu in Cebu. It has spacious rooms and a great breakfast in the morning.

  • Ilija

    I will like to bring my family to St. Maarten Radison Blu. Upgrade room will be nice. Thank you,

  • Rob P

    Complimentary room upgrades at St. Maarten Rad Blu!

  • Cory

    St Martin, all the way

  • Dean G

    St. Maarten Radison Blu. Room upgrades for me.

  • KBR

    Radisson blu champs elysees and definitely the room upgrade

  • Desmond Lee

    Radisson Blu Phuket

  • Melanie Foster

    Upgraded room at the Radisson Plaza, Tahiti….yes, definitely!

  • Eric S

    Radisson Blu Phuket would be grand, especially with a room upgrade!

  • Felix J.

    I would go to Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach , treat myself to some good drinks in the bars around the hotel, have my girlfriend indulge in some nice spa treatment and check out the local aquarium tunnel, just to fall asleep in the large bed in our Junior Suite…

  • Emily

    I would love to go to any of them but I would totally choose Thailand, and I would love a room upgrade!

  • Charlotte (TYR)

    The Radisson Plaza resort in the Maldives on the Haa Daahalu Atoll looks like a wonderful place to visit. Since I think flights tend to arrive early in the morning, early check-in would be a wonderful benefit.

  • fd2020

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin

  • Rayray Cartucci

    The Radisson Blu Fiji SOUNDS WONDERFUL! Wow…If only I could!!! I would have a fabulous getaway with my mister(the honeymoon we never had) Yeah,that would be great

  • Jay

    The Phuket resort looks really tempting

  • S T

    Radisson Blu in Phuket, and I would use my Concierge status for bonus nights on two night stays!

  • marcwint55

    I would gladly go to Phuket with concierge status

  • charles

    radisson blu st. martin, room upgrade

  • Garry

    Brian, Eric & Kate,

    First, I have to thank you for expertly guiding me through the Points & Miles adventure.
    With your guidance for the past two years, my wife and I have been able to gather enough airline miles and hotel points to take our trip of a life time.
    I am now able to take my bride of 40 years to her dream destination – Paris, for our anniversery. I have already booked the award air, and room at the Radisson Blu in Paris. It sure would be wonderful to treat my wife to an upgraded room and breakfast!

    Thanks,
    Garry

  • soccerhand

    New York City is beautiful at Christmas time – I would head to the elegant Radisson Martinique on Broadway. This property evokes thoughts of early 1900′s high society and mob meetings. It has been restored to pristine condition and is just blocks from attractions like the Empire State Building, the original Macy’s and Madison Square Garden, to name a few. A room upgrade would be nice, but mostly I’m interested in enjoying a delicious breakfast spread in the morning.

  • Kristy McCoy

    I would definitely want to take advantage of getting to check in early and check out late when I spend time at the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island.

  • Ruth

    Radisson Blu Fiji and an upgraded room, please and thank you!

  • Moh Luqman

    I would love Radisson Blu Fiji and get upgrades on my rooms. :) Thanks

  • William Card

    Raddison Blu St. Martin would be fun to explore. Free breakfast during the stay would be great.

  • Zhi Qiao

    I’ve always wanted to go to Fiji and th Radisson Blu on Denarau looks wonderful!

    I nearly always book things online (I just find it much easier and faster). Getting rewarded for doing this online is just a double bonus for me!

  • Scotty G

    Definitely the breakfast spread and the Radisson Blu St. Martin

  • HBahorich

    There’s this tiny island off of Italy’s coast where Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands sits. I would completely use my concierge status for the free breakfast, extra points for online booking, and the room upgrades. My husband and I would be excited beyond belief!

  • Scot Woods

    Give me and the wife a trip to Radisson Blu St. Martin, please! She’s a hardworking teacher who deserves a few days sampling the lifestyles of the rich and famous. We’ll kill the breakfast spread before retreating to our upgraded room, thankyouverymuch.

  • kfloveinme

    St. Martin for me! I heard its lovely! I would do a room upgrade. Give me the room with all windows so that I can enjoy the ocean, the sun and the stars!

  • http://www.thesuperstar.org/ theSuperStar

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau with room upgrade

  • DavidBernstein

    I’d go to the Raddison blu Stockholm. Hopefully get upgraded to a suite thanks to concierge status.

  • Glenn

    Radisson Blu Champ Elysees

  • Kevin C

    Radisson Blu Resort Marina and Spa, St. Martin with room upgrade!!

  • Kimmy

    I would go to the Radisson Aruba and enjoy a free room upgrade…..and avoid the cold and snow of the northeastern winter

  • Ben Senise

    I’m in Stockholm once a year and I always stay at the Sheraton. Always get a nice suite since I’ve got SPG Platinum Status. But if I won Concierge Status and $500, I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm, this spring. It would be great to have an upgrade.

  • Vanessa

    Radisson St. Martin in an upgraded room.

  • Encore Traveler

    This is an easy no brainer — 2 for 1 nights in an upgraded room at the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul with a view of the Straits of Bosphorus and 2 continents for my wife, daughter and myself during our tour of Turkey next June!

  • Bryan Hunter

    Want to go back to St. Maartin! I’d pick the Radison Blu and go for a room upgrade… Chocolate Croissant…..

  • Mary W

    I have wanted to go to St Martin and this would be the perfect way to stay in a Radisson Blu there! I love the free continental breakfast perk. The room upgrade is pretty sweet too.

  • Peter

    I would go to Phuket — I’ve never been to Asia and it would be like a dream come true!

  • mjtaxpro

    Denarau cuz it’s stunningly beautiful and I’d get a top upgraded room to give my wife the most romantic vacation she could imagine!

  • Caraaa

    Since I am based in Korea, it would be amazing to escape the cold this winter and spend a few nights at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort in Phuket. I would definitely take advantage of the complimentary room upgrade and the continental breakfast. Can’t wait to try Thai food in Thailand!!

  • Chuck Kramer

    I would use the $500 and concierge status for a Radisson Blu in Europe. ANYWHERE in France, Spain, Italy, or Germany that works for my schedule.

  • Jane

    St Martin!!!

  • JSMiller

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth with the added benefit of a late checkout.

  • Jim

    I’d love to visit Thailand and stay at the Plaza Resort Phuket! A complimentary room upgrade would be the cherry on top.

  • Nathan

    I’d love to go to St. Maartin and stay at the Radisson Blu there.

  • Jim

    Radisson Blu St. Martin, no doubt!

  • Ryan

    I would whisk my wife away to the Radisson Blu Champs Élysées with an upgraded view of Arc De Triomphe and the lights of the Paris night!

  • kim

    Radisson Blu in istanbul and room upgrade

  • Ramsey

    I would return to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. Snag a suite overlooking the canal with concierge status.

  • Alex B.

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Champs Élysées. Hopefully the status upgrade would get me a better room, and the breakfast would be a great addition as well!

  • tshark42

    I would love to spend a tropical vacation at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin!

  • David

    I would go to Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti and use Concierge status for a complimentary room upgrade.

  • Char

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin. Love that island!

  • Alex

    The Radisson Blu St. Martin looks amazing. Any room upgrades due to the new status would be great, and the breakfast would be welcome as well!

  • BFrankley

    St. Martin and a late check out to enjoy every last minute.

  • Mark

    Thailand, no question. I’d upgrade to a top floor with balcony and private pool with concierge status.

  • Zila

    Any where in Europe, please! I just can’t get enough of it! And I heard the one on Champs Elysees is awesome!

  • Lenny L

    St Martin, and get an upgraded room and the second night free !

  • Colin

    I’d stay at the Radisson Blu St. Martin and take advantage of the free breakfast so I wouldn’t have to leave the hotel!

  • TheInternationalLine

    Radisson Blu 1919 in Reykjavik. I’d love to take advantage of free breakfast knowing the high food prices in Iceland!

  • Ben

    Totally the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti. I would use the Concierge status for a free breakfast.

  • John Ruda

    Radisson Blu St Martin

  • Scott C

    Radisson Blu in Fiji. Room upgrade please.

  • heels05

    i’d go to paris and get an upgraded room with a view!

  • steven hanson

    I’d love the $500 gift card and status for my stay in Jan at Radisson Aruba. I could get lounge access and enjoy the breakfast I’ve read about! Thanks!

  • sue

    Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau would be wonderful. I would use my
    concierge status to pamper my husband and I at the spa and enjoy a wonderful dinner.

  • Gary T

    Radisson Blu in Fiji. Room upgrade please

  • derek

    I’ve heard so much about Thailand! I’d like to stay at the Radisson Blu Phuket and try out the free breakfast for Concierge.

  • Johnny B

    It is the Radisson Blu Phuket for me, and I would love free breakfast for Concierge.

  • Candy

    A Fijian getaway at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau would be wonderful. I would use my concierge status for free breakfast.

  • Sean

    I want to go to St. Maartin! I’d pick the Radison Blu and go for a room upgrade.

  • shan

    Phuket looks beautiful so it is my pick, and I would love to use concierge status for free breakfast.

  • Bernard Lin

    Definitely the Radisson Blu in Fiji
    Breakfast sounds great!

  • Kevin

    I would use the gift card at St. Maartin Radisson Blu and use the gift card for breakfast.

  • Vants

    Just got the club carlson card to take advantage of the lucrative 2nd night free deal! I would use that 500 to go to Thailand of course, phuket looks so picturesque! And i would use that concierge status to upgrade my room each time! Having that spacious feel makes it that much better!

  • Wildsman

    The radisson blu in Fiji sounds awesome! :)

  • Kelly M

    Radisson Blu Fiji

  • Emily

    St. Martin, pleeeeeeease!!! We got married in St Lucia and it’s high time to go back to the ‘area’ and enjoy an anniversary away. Thanks so much for this incredible opportunity!

  • Or N

    I was actually planning on checking out that Carlson resort in Phuket in a few months so this could really come in handy!
    And I’d use the Concierge status for upgrading our room ofcourse!

  • David B

    Phuket would be my choice. An upgraded room there would be awesome!

  • Duncan

    I’ll be using it at the Radisson Blu Marseilles and an upgrade to a Vieux Port view room!

  • Noy

    I’d stay at the Radisson Blu resort in Phuket with my fiance!
    And that status with free breakfast is something I value alot :)

  • David

    I’d like to head to the Radisson in Phuket for a nice beach stay during the winter! I’d use the concierge status for a number of perks, but ideally a room upgrade, the free breakfast, and late check-out would be ideal! A little extra beach time doesn’t hurt ;)

  • Rohitashwa Bhotica

    planning to go to the Radisson Blu at Phuket for my bachelor party. Will use my concierge status to upgrade to a suite and enjoy…

  • Pooja Khanna

    Planning a visit to The Radisson Blu in Split for my honeymoon. Will use my concierge status for for an upgraded roon

  • Jose

    The St. Martin Raddison is enough for me. I would use the concierge status for the free food; always nice to stay and eat for FREE!

  • MFK

    I would use it at the Radisson Santiago. Great property in a really nice part of town.

  • Tatyana

    I am going to St Marten Radisson in January using points and Gold status. Breakfast is included there for all. Concierge status may help to get better room upgrade, but $500 may be used for dinning and spa.

  • saravuth klaharn

    Phuket,Thailand

  • Samantha

    Sao Paula for the World Cup this Summer and Dubai in the Marina to bring my father out to visit me with free breakfast and maybe the room upgrade too.

    Food first thing in the morning makes me a much nicer person :)

  • Pointsandtravel

    Tropical? Radisson Blu in Fiji for me, I would use my concierge status to upgrade to a suite and enjoy the good life…

  • Daniel

    I’d like to go to the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. And would hope for a room upgrade via Concierge status.

  • Patricia Brousseau Caradonna

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin is my pick. I always find great deals in St. Martin. Love the beaches there too! Would love to take advantage of the concierge status with a room upgrade and free breakfast.

  • Eugene

    I will opt for Radisson BLU Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach. And the booking bonus for my concierge status please!

  • Nick

    Radisson Blu Chicago – thanks!

  • VRumsey

    Radisson Aruba. I will use the concierge status for suite upgrade!!

  • Aleksi T

    I would go St. Martin and use the concierge status for a upgraded room! I’ve never visited Caribbean before!

  • Susan Pertierra

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin sounds wonderful. Lots of snorkeling and relaxing in the sun on the beach.

  • Nick H.

    Radisson Blu on Phuket

  • K Johnson

    I would use the $500 gift card at the Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa in St. Martin and use the Global Concierge feature (the complimentary room upgrade is already available to Silver members or above).

  • http://www.browngirlsfly.com/ Chelle Roberts (BrownGirlsFly)

    I’m planning a trip to Samoa and it looks like we’ll have a 24-36 hour layover in Fiji. So, I definitely would stay at the Radisson Blu Fiji. With my new elite status, I’d book online to get the 3000 point booking bonus and 75%point bonus. Then I’d grab a free breakfast and consult the Global Concierge for the best things to do during my short time in Fiji!

  • http://intrepidmotion.com/ Marvin @ intrepidmotion

    Definitely Denarau, and sweeten the deal with the booking bonus! Fiji
    is a dream destination of mine, and what better way to make it a
    reality than with a stay with Radisson Blu! Thanks for the contest, and
    crossing my fingers for the win. I love Club Carlson and the free award
    night bonus!

  • Peter

    Love one in beijing

  • Lakshmi

    Celebrate our anniversary at Radisson Blu resort on Denarau next year! With an awesome breakfast spread each day to kick off the next set of years together (thanks to the concierge status)!

  • G Alvarez

    I would use it at the Radisson in Papeete, Tahiti.

  • Jennifer Mc

    I would like to try Fiji again. We didn’t have a good time there when we went last year. I’d use the room upgrade!

  • danielle

    Id like to stay at Radisson Blu resort on Denarau and take advantage of their 2 or more night booking bonus!

  • Amanda K

    Radisson Blu in the Maldives! I would use status for a room upgrade!

  • Michael James Spreyne

    The Radisson Blu in St. Martin looks wonderful. Soak up the sun for a few days :)

  • JeffreyP

    Breakfast at Radisson Blu Fiji

  • chase

    Thailand has been on my list for a while so id stay at the blu in phuket. A room upgrade would be very nice there :)

  • Jason

    I live in China so I would like to take an anniversary trip to the Club Carlson Radisson Blu in Phuket. With the status, I would definitely take breakfast.

  • Jon

    An upgraded room at the Raddison blu in St.Martin

  • PamB

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin

  • Jeremy

    I would be thrilled with an upgrade at the Radisson Blu Resort in Fiji.

  • Liz

    Ocean view upgrade at the Radisson Blue in Phuket for me please.

  • Daniel Millar

    I love the last night free awards with the Carlson credit card. My next use will be in Bangkok at the Park Plaza Sukhumvit … Concierge status would be a nice upgrade from Gold.

  • Jennifer

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin

  • Ari k

    The Fiji Blu sounds really nice right about now

  • THE LSE

    Did you ever hear back from HG re: Diamond status you wanted? It’s been 14 days.

  • Steve

    Radisson Blu Denarau! We’d take the upgraded room overlooking the water for a beautiful anniversary trip!

  • Bob Burke

    Phuket, Thailand and use the Concierge for an upgraded room. Thanks!

  • Thinh

    I’d like to go to Radisson Blue in Phuket and get room upgrade if possible. Thanks.

  • Shannon

    Since you asked for a tropical locale I will go with Phuket – but if I could choose any Radisson Blu I would go to downtown Bucharest, Romania where they have made a tropical paradise at the pool. IN DOWNTOWN BUCHAREST. It is amazing. I’d use the booking bonus. I love my Club Carlson card and just paid $75 for another year and I never do that (pay, LOL)

  • Matt

    St Martin Radisson Blu would be awesome!

  • Jesse

    I would like to use the $500 gift card at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach in Phuket,Thailand The concierge status will give me the booking bonus

  • Savio

    I’m in the mood for Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach, hopefully with an upgrade to a Beach Front Pool Villa.

  • Daisy

    The Park Plaza Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok will be my choice to use the $500 gift card with upgrade and free breakfast with the concierge status

  • Rob H

    Wow. The Radisson Blu Denaru in Fiji looks like a dream come true. Thanks for the Giveaway, Brian.

  • Unrea

    I will be doing a 1yr tour @ Osan AB Korea next year so I would use the $500 card during my visit to Tokyo @ Radisson Hotel Narita. The room upgrade and early/late check perk would make the stay that more memorable!!!!!!!

  • Julian Cha

    OOOooo, It would be AWESOME to take my future wife to the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau and use the Concierge status to get a free upgrade to a Sweet room (get the pun? :P) !!!

  • Diego

    I´d head down to the Radisson Aruba resort, casino, and spa and would try to maximize my stay with a room upgrade.

  • michael

    Radisson Blu in Fiji sounds good to me. with Concierge status,we can enjoy free breakfast.

  • collector

    Radisson blu st martin

  • Matt

    I’d love to check out the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort in Phuket. I’m currently living in Doha, Qatar and love SE Asia, so my wife and I would love to check out Phuket.

  • My Shiny Pennies

    The Radisson Blu Phuket looks fantastic to me, and I would use the Concierge status to get a room upgrade!

  • Russ

    Radisson Blu Split, will us for free breakfast

  • Jeff P

    We are traveling to Europe on United with a final destination of Istanbul for our 20th wedding anniversary, and leaving our 4 kids at home (but not alone). We would like to stay at the Raddison Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul and use the concierge status for a room upgrade to a suite. We have never been to Turkey or even Europe together. Using tips learned from TPG, I booked for free – 2 first-class tickets on United: SFO-Munich (Oktoberfest)/ open jaw/ Vienna-Istanbul/ IST-SFO and am waiting to book the last leg SFO as a stop over, with the final destination Honolulu 9 months later for a free one-way to the islands for use later as a family vacation – all first class, all for free, using only 137,000 miles on United. Thanks TPG! We never would be able to afford such family vacations without your tips and advice.Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

  • jon

    First, I love the website! I just started on my first two mileage cards, went for a Sapphire Preferred and a Mastercard for US Airways miles. I am taking my girlfriend to Costa Rica for our first trip in January :) It would be amazing to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Costa Rica in Guanacaste if we won a giftcard! I would definitely max my status my utilizing the booking bonus! I know she would be thrilled if I surprised her with this! Thanks so much,

    Jon

  • Annalisa

    Radisson BLU Plaza Resort Phuket. Why? I’ve never been to Asia! The bonus of the elite status would hopefully snag a beautiful ocean view room for me – which would be a treat!

  • Badger02

    Great website! Keep up the good work!
    St Martin with free breakfast for me!

    Thanks.

  • Stoney

    Radisson Blu in Cape Town too
    with an upgraded room would be so cool…

  • Earl Bloom

    I would book a stay at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Sydney Australia. I have always wanted to visit Australia, and with 20% off the entire stay and a 3,000 point bonus for booking online, it would be well worth it. Also, getting the Club Carlson credit card as well would make the stay virtually free with the 85,000 point bonus.

    Their business class suites look beautiful. Radisson is also known for their lounges and great breakfast, which I would be able to take advantage of with Concierge status.

  • Scott M

    Radison BLU in Phuket, Thailand since I have never been to South East Asia. I would use my status for a ocean view room upgrade!

  • Ang

    Radisson Blu Chicago and I’d use my status for an upgrade

  • Hemant Bhotica

    use the upgraded room at the radisson blu in Fiji

  • dude26

    Radisson Blu Phuket! and I would use my status to get a cool room upgrade!

  • Sangita Bhotica

    Radisson blu in phuket – and will use the concierge status for the free breakfast.

  • Yortman

    This may sound simple, but I would use it to upgrade a room in Appleton Wisconsin. I am volunteering to help organize a state-wide conference for Wisconsin Science Teachers. The teachers here have not had the best couple of years. I want the conference to be extra special. I would use it to upgrade the room of the Science Teacher of the Year.

  • Julianne

    Perfect timing for this giveaway, Brian. Those of us stuck at home due to the winter ice storm are able to dream of beach resorts!!!

  • bill

    Port Washington Wi

  • bill

    Orlando radison

  • RubberCityRebel

    Brrrrrr It’s cold outside. I need some St. Martin and a free Breakfast yes Sir! :-)

  • Dave Westhed

    I’d choose the Radisson Blu Split in Croatia, and use concierge status to try secure an upgraded room with a view of the Adriatic sea for my wife…a sunset/sunrise is more memorable in a beautiful foreign country.

  • mangoManFT

    Radisson Blu in Dubrovnik – already have a stay booked next July. Would hope Concierge status gets us a nice upgrade. The $500 gift card would help pay for the stay.

  • Kasper

    Have long been curious about Addis Ababa and Ethiopia. Perhaps this could be used towards a night or two at the Radisson Blu there, with a room upgrade and breakfast of course.

  • Hank

    I’d definitely go for a getaway at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin just to relax and enjoy. Effortless early Check-In with late Check-Out along with the room upgrades are for personally my favorite perks of the concierge status!

  • MBK

    Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau Island please! Ever since I missed visiting my cousin who was stationed there for the Peace Core I’ve been kicking myself! I could never afford to go there on my own, but a $500 gift certificate will certainly help!

  • trek

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti looks very inviting! And I’d definitely take advantage of free breakfast and late check-out.

  • Brian

    St. Martin with a free breakfast!

  • Linda

    I would love to be a guest of the Radisson Blu St Martin.

  • Eric Gunderson

    I’d stay at the Radisson Aruba Resort, and use my Concierge Status to get upgraded into a Deluxe Ocean View Room!

  • carogonza

    I would think I would do the blu in Fiji!

  • minda

    I would head to Radisson blu st Martin and hope concierge status would get me a sweet upgrade

  • Ahmed

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin for sure!

  • Ryan

    Never been to Thailand before and Phuket beckons seems like a good way to start. I’m pretty simple and I love breakfast so I’ll be taking advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast for sure!

  • Raquel

    I would use the gift card at Radisson Blu Plaza Resort in Phucket and would use the concierge status for the free breakfast.

  • Hollywoodlaw

    Phuket!!!!! I’d go to Thailand!!!! Love me some Radisson Blu and their amazing breakfasts!

  • oxo

    The Radisson Blu in Fiji :)

  • Bucky Katt

    St. Martin. Our daughter loves the beach, and it’s only a few hours away by air, so with Concierge status (hopefully) getting us a nice upgrade, that would make for a perfect tropical vacation!

  • dany

    Radisson resort in Panama would be cool to use concierge level during my visit there and to check out the famous breakfast spread at the Radisson Blu Alcron in Prague next year!

  • Jessie

    I would definitely choose the Radisson Blu in St. Martin! In the middle of winter and taking final exams now, nothing would be better than a few days on a beautiful beach with good people, great food, a nice hotel bar, and my boyfriend to enjoy it with.

  • Tyler C.

    I did actually, they only offered to extend it for an additional year or give me 30,000 bonus points. On my reply back I sent a screenshot and copied everyone in the executive office I could find and explained that it was unacceptable, I have yet to hear a reply.

  • Jed

    Radisson Blu resort on Denarau, looks awesome and always wanted to go there, concierge status and free food.

  • Sarah Robinson

    I just got the Club Carlson card and can’t wait to start using the points once I earn them. I definitely want to got to St. Martin and stay at the Radisson Blue, we love the Caribbean and staying for free would be amazing! I would be hoping for a room upgrade with my concierge status!

  • Cindy

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti.

  • Andrea

    Waiting for approval for second Club Carlson credit card right now (Business Card in “pending” status). Definitely going to Fiji next year. Concierge Status and $ 500 would round this package up nicely :)

  • Frederick Ee

    Sawasdee Krub! I would love to stay in Bangkok at Park Plaza Sukhumvit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the City of Angels with a lovely hotel to rest for the night.

    A peaceful and comfortable sleep would refresh the body for greater adventures and experiences!

    A Concierge status would likely delight with a room upgrade, a great breakfast and more points for a return or the chance to explore another destination!

  • artemio

    Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa in Sochi will open pretty soon and would be perfect to enjoy a room upgrade along other perks with concierge status in this brand new building.

  • Christopher Luiz

    The Radison Blu in St Martin with the room upgrade would be my first stop.

  • David

    The Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados. I would shoot for an upgrade room.

  • ProudDemocrat1

    Radisson Blu in Phuket, for sure! Plan to spend our 50th golden anniversary there, next April. Late checkout and breakfast would be a plus! Working on my miles to fly 1st class. Almost have enough!!

  • Drz

    Radisson Blu in St. Martin, and would use my status to upgrade the room.

  • phoenixbe

    Going to the Plaza Resort in Tahiti next year for our anniversary – Concierge status would surely add that little extra !

  • Mandy

    St. Martin looks incredible! I’d love to visit!

  • JC

    Have been eyeing a trip to the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti for some time; this would be an awesome way to enjoy the upgrade to an Ocean View Whirlpool room! #paradise

  • gutterwench

    Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, St. Martin. Use Concierge status for free breakfast.

  • THE LSE

    They offered what for a year?

  • khrivas

    Radisson Blu in Fiji looks s awesome. Would love to stay there!

  • khrivas

    Oh, and I would upgrade to exec. level……gotta love privileges

  • Chengyu

    Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach for me

  • Jimmy

    Radisson Blu in Fiji, Would like to celebrate special anniversary. And enjoy comp. breakfast there.

  • Brian Klotz

    I have been wanting to take my wife with me to Puerto Rico. The Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel and Casino in San Juan looks to be perfect!! I would use the status to search for room upgrades. I rarely get them in my current hotel statuses with other programs.

  • Billy Bob

    I would like to choose the Radison Blu in Thailand and use the status for an upgraded room.
    Thanks for all you do!

  • Hits

    My choice would be Radisson Blu Resort in St. Martin. I would use the concierge status to get upgrade to one of the beautiful suites and use the gift voucher to treat my beautiful wife with one of those fantastic spa treatments.

  • Ethan

    I would stay at The May Fair, London, and use the Concierge Status for early check-in, late check-out, and an upgrade to a suite.

  • Tyler C.

    My Diamond Status…….

  • Odin

    I am a spontaneous traveler so the best benefit for me is the 48-hour room availability guarantee which I for sure would use at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach as it’s a wonderful destination offering great views and good service.

  • Bob D

    I would love to visit the Phuket location. It has been several years since I have visited this great destination and a room upgrade at their great hotel would make it a great return visit.

  • Colin

    I’d love to go to St. Martin!

  • Maria

    Fiji, the water looks great, I already have my points ready for the trip, just need the concierge to go.

  • Bill

    Ready for the trip to Aruba, blue water, Divi tree, caves, lets try for a upgrade with the increase status card

  • Mark Smucker

    I would actually go a different route. It’s the time of year that the North Pole regularly comes up in conversation. As such, I’d love to visit the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel on Spitsbergen, an island in the Svalbard archipelago that belongs to Norway. It’s the “northernmost full service hotel in the world” and is less than 1,000 miles from the North Pole!

  • Tova

    Definitely St. Martin for me and room upgrades are always sweet!

  • Pazpeaceman

    I would stay in my favorite childhood vacation spot (Goa) at the Phoenix Park Inn Resort and use concierge status to enjoy Goan cuisine for breakfast at their urbane Chapora Restaurant :)

  • William

    Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti as we visited there last year and it was AMAZING! I’d go for the room upgrade!

  • Meredith

    I’d take my husband on a surprise trip for his recent promotion to the Radisson Aruba and shoot for an upgrade!!

  • Rhen

    I would snag the Radisson Hotel Orland Lake Buena Vista. OK – I realize with all the amazing choices, picking Orlando is sort of like when that boy won the Spelling Bee and could pick a trip anywhere in the world and he picked Disneyworld. However, I have been pricing out Disney for a family of four and it’s shocking how some trips to Europe have cost less than a long weekend at Disneyworld, so the concierge status (free breakfast everyone!!) and the gift cards would be an amazing savings.

  • thalha

    Radisson Blu in Fiji will be awesome

  • Brennan

    I’d love to stay at the Radisson Blu in Figi Denarau island and use the concierge status for free breakfast!

  • Jens Kuehlers

    I’m looking forward to spending the $500 for a lovely long weekend getaway at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague and would love the Super Breakfast I get as a benefit with the concierge status.

  • Abby S

    I’d use the certificate to stay at the Radisson Blu St Martin!

  • Marlene

    I’d stay at the Radisson Blu resort on Denarau. I’d maximize the Cincierge Status with the booking bonus. With your help, I’ve maximized Club Carlson so far by utilizing their credit card and getting free nights in Paris over New Years. I love Club Carlson so far!!

  • Amanda

    Radisson Blu in Fiji. Never had my honeymoon, so this will make up for it

  • mysweetiepiepie

    I’d choose the Radisson Blu Resort, Terme di Galzignano Padova Italy because it’s the one closest to Hubby’s home town of Venice. We’d take the opportunity to do some sightseeing there though and use the Concierge service for that.

  • Jason

    I would Love to win the Concierge status :) I would stay at RadissonBlu
    Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach. That would make up for My only time in Phuket.. Where it rained every single day of my trip. With Concierge status… it’s for the extra bonus points and free Breakfast. Thanks.

  • Prabu

    Radisson Blu Phuket is my choice and I would go for a room upgrade

  • Kiran M

    Recently my husband and I spent 9 months backpacking around the world and we saved thousands of dollars following advice from your blog! But we never made it to the Maldives so I would use the prize to go to the Radisson Blu Hulhumale for a luxurious tropical vacation!

  • Zack

    I would stay at the radisson blu hotel and spa in galway, ireland, so that my family and I could stay in an excellent hotel on our trip to Ireland next year. Definitely use my status to get us some meals.

  • Jim

    Le Dokhan Paris

  • Beth

    Art Hotel Berlin

  • Mja

    Helsinki for a different visit

  • Marc

    Club Carlson in Phuket. I would use the 48-hour room availability guarantee to take my wife there for her birthday this weekend.

  • Annie

    I think 3,000 bonus points for online booking and 75% bonus on earned point sounds fantastic. It’s maximizing the points for me! I’m also planning to visit Thailand over spring break, so I’d like to check out Radisson BLU Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach :)

  • Chris

    Thailand

  • michael

    st martin all the way — and hook me up with a room upgrade:)!

  • Mike B.

    I would use it for spa in St Marten

  • Karli Nabours

    I’d go to the Radisson Blue Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearben, in peak aurora borealis season. I’d use Concierge status to upgrade to a suite if possible.

  • Grover Prach

    Phuket – room upgrade all the way!

  • Workaholic

    I would use the gift card to take my fiancée for a long weekend to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Madrid. She has never left the country and has always wanted to go to Madrid. We could take full advantage of the Concierge service. For starters the 48 hr guarantee would allow us utilize cheap airfare(hopefully on AA sow we could utilize my SWU).Next the complimentary room upgrade would be great, and hopefully provide an amazing view. The in room welcome gift would be a nice touch, in addition to the comp breakfast.
    Most importantly, winning this contest, is the perfect excuse for a well overdo break.
    Good Luck to All

  • Workaholic

    The pictures of this place are astounding

  • Alison

    Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm….not a warm, tropical location but certainly a warm and friendly hotel with the most centrally located waterfront view there is…. I’m going in early February and this is my first choice. Thanks for keeping it fun. :-)

  • Shena2

    I’d go back to the Radisson Blu in St Martin

  • Andrew

    With my concierge status, I’d enjoy my stay at long as possible with late checkout from my upgraded room at Radisson Blu Denarau!

  • s fairbank

    The St. Martin Radisson Blu is my top choice, hands down. After the most trying 7 months of my life, even a few days in that amazing water would be healing. The Caribbean is like no other. To do the trip right, I’d go for the room upgrade. Bliss.

  • Pernell

    If I win, I would use the gift card to stay at the Radisson Blu in St. Martin. I would use the Concierge status to get the best room possible.

  • Ben Wise

    Definitely Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau Island

    Flew over the resort on Pacific Sun flight last year, what an awesome sight of overwater bungalows over crystal clear water

    Would like to try there the two-bedroom suite with Concierge status

  • dgonzales

    The Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau Island would be my pick. The most underrated benefit is early check in and late check out-free extra hours in your room!

  • Guggu

    Radisson Blu, Fiji, with a room upgrade

  • Todd S.

    Phuket property looks awesome! And, I’d use my concierge status for the upgrade for sure!!

  • michael

    why do my posts keep disappearing

  • beth

    I would love to go back to Thailand, or try Radisson Blu in Fiji.

  • doreenwrks

    This sounds amazing!! Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, I’ve never been on a vacation like this ever in my whole life.

  • Traveling Parent

    I think I would have to go with the Radisson Blu in Fiji also the pictures look absolutely amazing. I don’t even know if one would need the room upgrade, but I guess if it is complimentary, why not. I like the idea of an early check in and a late check out. It always seems to be a rush to get out of room on checkout day. So this would be nice, and I have to think the breakfast would be absolutely picturesque with the view.
    Thanks again Brian and everyone else involved in this great website.

  • lily eva

    Hey guys Welcome to Australia. Do scuba diving in Melbourne it is awesome.

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