7 jaw-dropping Radisson hotels and how to book them on points

Nov 17, 2019

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Though Radisson isn’t the most common hotel chain we talk about, it has some phenomenal properties and a solid rewards program to boot. While it doesn’t have any overly breathtaking properties in the United States (except for that Times Square property opening later this year), the tide changes when searching properties overseas. From rotating rooftop restaurants to acrobatic wine angels, here are seven amazing Radisson hotels to consider for your next international journey.

Radisson Blu Resort, Trysil

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Image courtesy of Radisson.
Image courtesy of Radisson.
Image courtesy of Radisson.

Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza

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Image courtesy of Radisson.

Located in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, this gorgeous oceanside property starts at $215/night and features stunning views, chic rooms and an unbeatable location. Just seven miles from the airport and within walking distance to embassies, eateries and high-end shopping, this hotel is a great place to base yourself while you explore Dakar’s many delights.

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Image courtesy of Radisson.

Radisson RED Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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Image courtesy of Radisson.
Image courtesy of Radisson.

Room rates are a little pricier here, starting at $171/night, though definitely still affordable.

Radisson Blu Palace Resort Fiji, Denarau Island

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Image courtesy of Radisson.

Though Fiji is rife with wondrous hotels, the Blu Palace stands out by being both exotic and inexpensive, with room rates starting at $119/night. Located near Nadi Airport, the hotel is well-located and family friendly, offering child specific activities so all members of the family can relax while on vacation.

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Image courtesy of Radisson.

Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

How to book

Booking these hotels is easy. You can either do so directly on Radisson’s website, or take advantage of 10x miles with the Capital One® Venture® Rewards credit card on hotels booked at hotels.com venture through Jan. 31, 2020 to gain a 14% return on your spend.

If you’re looking to use reward points, you can also book with Chase’s travel center. Holders of the Chase Sapphire Reserve® can redeem their points for a flat 1.5 cents each, making these hotels relatively cheap, points-wise.
Otherwise, those with Radisson points to spend can do so directly on the website, though it can get kind of pricey, with top-tier properties costing 70,000 points/night. Luckily, the Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature is currently offering its highest-ever sign-up bonus, a whopping 120k points after $3,000 in spend in the first 90 days.

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