Club Carlson is offering a 50% discount on number of points required for a free night at select properties in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. You need to use promotional code 50REDEEM when searching for the hotels for the discounted number of points to show up. Club Carlson had a similar redemption sale last year for EMEA.
The discount if for stays between August 1st to September 30th, 2012. The booking window is open already, however. The list of participating hotels is not as great as last time. There might be some hotels that are participating for this sale, but that are not on the list that Club Carlson put up on their website. Using the 50REDEEM promotional code, when searching for the hotel, will bring up all the participating hotels for the city, if any.
Decided to check the availability of this offer at three hotels; Radisson Blu Baku, Radisson Blu Addis Ababa, and Radisson Blu Budapest.
I have always wanted to visit Azerbaijan and the 50% discount offer came up without a hitch. The paid rates tend to be on the high side for all the hotels that I have ever looked at for the Baku.
Addis Ababa is an interesting city. I have transited through couple of times and have entertained an idea of a short stopover of a day or two to check the city out. The discount rate showed up here too.
Budapest is a wonderful city to visit and I have been there couple of times. The hotels in the city tend to be rather competitive prices and I have never used points here. The 14K Club Carlson points per night is not a bad offer, but the paid rates start at just 64 euros per night as well.
This is a good offer, if you happen to be on the city like Baku or Addis Ababa, where hotels are expensive. August is the traditional summer vacation month in Europe and the paid rates in business hotels tend to be on the low side. It always makes sense to check all the rates.
Here’s the list of participating properties for this promotion:
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
This 50% off Award Night offer (“Offer”) is available to Club Carlson members only at participating Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Award Night bookings made between now and 29 September 2012 for stays beginning 1 August 2012 and completed no later than 30 September 2012. The Offer must be booked using your Club Carlson member number and promotional code 50REDEEM at clubcarlson.com or by phone with Member Services available at +44 207 949 0378. This Offer reduces the number of Gold Points® normally required to be redeem for a standard Award Night by 50%, as determined by the applicable hotel redemption category. The Offer is valid for standard room Award Nights only and is subject to availability. Points + Cash bookings are not eligible for this Offer. This Offer, and your membership in Club Carlson, is subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions; if you are not a member, enroll at clubcarlson.com. The Offer is not valid for existing reservations. We reserve the right to add, modify, or discontinue this Offer with or without notice. Offer is void where prohibited by law. By booking the Offer, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.