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Radisson getting ready to lose two hotels in Paris??

Old Feb 16, 16, 2:24 pm
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Radisson getting ready to lose two hotels in Paris??

Just saw this in a thread in the SPG forum about future developments for their Tribute Brand. If true.....this is VERY bad news for CC in Paris! Part impacting CC highlighted in red. If this is indeed true and you were planning on using CC points in Paris at one of these two properties I would book ASAP. Two less properties will also impact the overall availability at the one central Paris Radisson property that will remain in the portfolio.

Originally Posted by khabah View Post
I just came across some information include a list of forthcoming hotels under Tribute's banner... And here they are:

Charleston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - To Open January 1, 2018
Charleston, SC, US

Fort Lauderdale Downtown, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - To Open July 1, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Hotel Le Dokhan's, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - To Open March 1, 2016
Paris, FR

Le Metropolitan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris - To Open March 1, 2016
Paris, FR


Nashville-Noel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - To Open January 1, 2017
Nashville, TN, US

Savannah, A Tribute Portfolio - To Open January 1, 2018
Savannah, GA, US

The Hotel Cassady, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel - To Open May 1, 2018
Denver, CO, US

Tribute Asheville - To Open July 1, 2018
Asheville, NC, US

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Interesting choices, but DEFINITELY looking forward to the new Paris options.

khabah

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Old Feb 17, 16, 9:00 am
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Wow- that would be a pretty significant loss for the brand. Paris is one of the few cities where Radisson Blu has what I consider to be quite good options in good locations - dropping down to the CE as the only property that is really close to tourist/business sites would be a big change, as the CE is often priced much higher than Le Met and Le Dokhan's.

That said, I took a look at booking a room on points out past March 1, and the website seems to allow it for dates through the summer. I would have thought they'd block those redemptions if they were leaving Carlson.
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Old Feb 17, 16, 4:22 pm
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Thank you for the heads up, christianj.
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Old Feb 18, 16, 1:45 pm
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Thanks for the heads-up !!

Actually just back from amazing stay at Metropolitan with parents and brother, what a superb boutique hotel this is

Personally not overly affected as SPG is my primary programme, just wonder what SPG category they would be positioned at (Cat 6 I'm afraid, which would make point redemptions quite expensive compared to CC, even if it is at top level there)
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Old Feb 21, 16, 11:32 pm
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This was probably part of a larger Carlson Rezidor long range plan, but a friend who is in the industry (I'm not) says that hotels in Paris have been struggling, some gasping, since the second terrorist attack.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 7:45 am
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That's interesting to hear- I've just started planning a trip for later this Spring, and the prices seemed as high as ever. I would have expected some reduction and additional competition if they're having issues.
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Old Feb 22, 16, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Firewind View Post
This was probably part of a larger Carlson Rezidor long range plan, but a friend who is in the industry (I'm not) says that hotels in Paris have been struggling, some gasping, since the second terrorist attack.
We often see hotels switching from the big brands to going independent to save on fees, but since these properties are going to Starwood I can only assume it's because of one or both of the below:

1. They think SPG's distribution will help them achieve better RevPAR than they are currently getting through Carlson
2. SPG's Tribute Portfolio has cheaper fees than Radisson Blu, or fewer brand standards to hold to, or both
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Old Feb 22, 16, 2:08 pm
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Carlson really losing their grip in Paris. Was it not just a couple of years ago they lost the Ambassador property to Marriott as well?
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Originally Posted by whimsey21 View Post
Wow- that would be a pretty significant loss for the brand. Paris is one of the few cities where Radisson Blu has what I consider to be quite good options in good locations - dropping down to the CE as the only property that is really close to tourist/business sites would be a big change, as the CE is often priced much higher than Le Met and Le Dokhan's.

That said, I took a look at booking a room on points out past March 1, and the website seems to allow it for dates through the summer. I would have thought they'd block those redemptions if they were leaving Carlson.
I found rooms until summer 2017
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Old Mar 1, 16, 12:10 pm
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Well it's March 1st and they're still on the Radisson website.. not sure that that means but...
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Old Mar 7, 16, 3:45 am
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Starwood released an article today [http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...ropean-Cities] announcing that both the Le Dokhan's and the Le Metropolitan will officially be joining the Tribute Portfolio, so that's a go that they'll be leaving the Carlson Rezidor portfolio. No timeframe other than '2016' stated but should be happening very soon.

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Old Mar 7, 16, 8:17 am
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Starwood is now indicating that these two properties will join their system on April 1.
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Old Mar 7, 16, 12:12 pm
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I already have a two night stay booked at the Le Dokhan in July, booked through Club Carlson. Any word on what would happen to my reservation?
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Old Mar 7, 16, 2:17 pm
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Interesting blog post on the points requirement with Starwood vs Club Carlson.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea....323.1428926485
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Old Apr 12, 16, 5:53 pm
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Le Met is now open as a SPG property:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefer...caleCode=en_US

Definitely a loss for CC.
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