Unlike in 2013, Club Carlson has released a list of hotel changing in award categories for reservations made on or after May 1, 2014.
Club Carlson has 115 hotels moving up one award category and 67 hotels moving down of which 1 hotel more than one category (from 5 to 3).
You can access Club Carlson web page for these changes here.
Club Carlson has also introduced a new award category 7 that requires 70,000 points per night. Nine hotels are in this category.
Category 7 properties:
Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris Trocadero
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes
Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel
Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris
The May Fair
Plaza on the River, London
Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow
Percentage change of points required when hotels are moving up a category
Club Carlson award category changes 2014 UP
Club Carlson award category changes 2014 DOWN
Of the 67 properties moving down, twenty are located in India.
Club Carlson changes Americas
Club Carlson Changes Europe, Middle East & Africa
Club Carlson changes Asia-Pacific
I am glad that Club Carlson decided to properly announce the category changes this year compared to what happened in 2013 (read more here), when there was no announcement or emails to Club Carlson members.
These award category changes are not drastic, although not huge fan of the category 7 requiring 70,000 points per night.
Remember that you can book under the current point schedule until the end of April. The new point requirements will take place on May 1, 2014.