2019 Radisson Rewards Award Chart Changes Take Effect on March 1
Spring often means packing away the thick winter coats, enjoying the blooms and hotel award chart changes. Right on time, there's more than 100 Radisson Rewards properties that are changing their award chart price effective March 1, 2019.
There's a decent mix of some properties increasing and others decreasing, but naturally many of the more 'resort' or metropolitan type properties are the ones we see continuing an upward climb.
As a refresher, here is the Radisson Rewards award chart prices that range from 9,000 - 70,000 Radisson Rewards points per night for a standard room. Rates go as high as 105,000 points per night for premium rooms (that are sometimes family rooms). In fact, Radisson Rewards is one of the best programs internationally for families looking to stay in one room using points.
Some examples of Radisson properties decreasing in award cost include:
- Radisson Hotel Barra Rio de Janeiro (Category 5 to 3)
- The Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina (Category 6 to 5)
- Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown (Category 7 to 6)
- Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown (Category 6 to 5)
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Page, AZ (Category 6 to 5)
Naturally, it's not all good news. Jumps from Category 6 to 7 are especially painful as that is a 20,000 point per night increase, as opposed to a move from a 5 to a 6 that is just 6,000 additional points per night.
Examples of Radisson properties increasing in award cost include:
- Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan 6 to 7
- Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados 5 to 6
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 6 to 7
- Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius 6 to 7
- Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest 2 to 3
My family has stayed at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin and are sad to see it jump up to a Category 7 as there aren't an abundance of points hotels in Dublin. Children under 16 can stay at this property for free in the existing bedding.
Radisson Rewards doesn't get a ton of attention in the points world, but they have some strong properties. While there are a few gems in the US (with more on the way), the real strength is outside the US, especially in Europe. Here's more info on how my family mixes Radisson Rewards into our points strategy. If you want to book one of the Radisson Rewards properties in places like Dublin or Gran Canaria before they increases in award rate, remember to do so before March 1.
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