Radisson Rewards Category Changes 3/1/2019

Reply

Old Feb 5, 19, 5:24 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CT/ Germany - Ich spreche deutsch
Programs: UA Plat, AA Gold, LH Silver, Bonvoy LTTE, HH Dia, Hyatt Disc, PC Plat, CC Gold
Posts: 3,816
Radisson Rewards Category Changes 3/1/2019

Overall not bad at all IMHO:

https://www.radissonrewards.com/offe...34bNRvyMoMYa9w

Six Cat. 6 moved up to 7 including:
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche
Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg

Two Cat. 7 moved down to 6 including:
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront

Increases or decreases in category were only up/down ONE category with the exception of one hotel dropped two categories:
Radisson Hotel Barra Rio de Janeiro (5 to 3)
Brendan and _kurt like this.

Last edited by christianj; Feb 5, 19 at 5:33 am
christianj is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 19, 8:45 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: DTW
Programs: TK E+, DL, WY, Radisson R
Posts: 1,915
https://www.radissonrewards.com/offe...34bNRvyMoMYa9w

I stayed at Park Inn Puerto Varas, Chile for 9000 points last year each night, I figured it wouldn't last as they were charging close to $100 a night.

At least in Chicago area there's 1 property going to be C1 (Prospect Heights)
vincewy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 19, 7:41 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Programs: Avis Chairman's, Hertz Au+ , IHG Au, Hyatt, Honors Au (Amex), Marriott Pt & Life Au, Accor Ag
Posts: 6,517
Danke sehr, Christianj!
Brendan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 19, 11:39 pm
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Usually in SAN or Central Europe.
Programs: AA:EXP. Accor/CCarlson/HH:Silver; ICH:Plt Amb.
Posts: 21,226
Argh...

The Szczecin and Swinoujscie properties move up from 15K to 28K. But the one that breaks my heart is the Radisson Budapest going from 15K to 28K. That one was such a great value given how much the taxes are on cash rates there.

At least RR is giving us over 3 weeks notice to book rooms at the old rates. Unlike Hilton when they jacked up redemption rates overnight last year.
Fanjet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 19, 11:02 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 131
I earn my points by using the credit card and have traditionally used my points to stay at category 2 hotels. I think every hotel I have used in the past 2 or 3 years just moved from category 2 to 3 almost doubling the number of points I would need.

For me this looks devastating. I will take another look at the credit card but if I no longer see any value in the card then I have no reason to stay at Radisson hotels.
kenban is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 19, 8:28 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Programs: Avis Chairman's, Hertz Au+ , IHG Au, Hyatt, Honors Au (Amex), Marriott Pt & Life Au, Accor Ag
Posts: 6,517
Oh yeah, Kenban, one of the worst things about RR is the big jump from 15K for a Cat. 2 hotel to 28K for Cat. 3 ! Plus, way too many $90--100 CI&S's are 28K, some even 38K!
I wish they went 9 or 10/ 15/ 20/ 30/ 40/ 50/ and maybe 60K instead of 70K for Cat. 7.
Brendan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 19, 12:16 am
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Usually in SAN or Central Europe.
Programs: AA:EXP. Accor/CCarlson/HH:Silver; ICH:Plt Amb.
Posts: 21,226
Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
Oh yeah, Kenban, one of the worst things about RR is the big jump from 15K for a Cat. 2 hotel to 28K for Cat. 3 ! Plus, way too many $90--100 CI&S's are 28K, some even 38K!
About 6 or 7 of 15K hotels I frequent are moving from 15K to 28K with this change. A couple of them were only 9K a couple of years ago.
I wish they went 9 or 10/ 15/ 20/ 30/ 40/ 50/ and maybe 60K instead of 70K for Cat. 7.
Their redemption levels are somewhat odd: 9K>15K (6K higher)>28K (13K higher)>38K (10K higher)>44K (6K higher)>50K (6K higher).
Brendan likes this.
Fanjet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Feb 28, 19, 9:51 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium, Radisson Gold, Hyatt Globalist, M life Gold, IHG Platinum
Posts: 777
The redemption levels for the hotels changing categories have already changed. I made some redemptions this morning at the old levels, but I looked this afternoon, and the new categories were already in place, early. Unless the company is now running on Shanghai time.

My trust in this company was already falling, but this is just plain sloppy service.

Originally Posted by Fanjet View Post
Their redemption levels are somewhat odd: 9K>15K (6K higher)>28K (13K higher)>38K (10K higher)>44K (6K higher)>50K (6K higher).
I agree. Those redemption levels are really strange. It means that by %, a category change at the lower levels is a huge % change. At the upper levels, not so much.
jn in ca is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 19, 1:34 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Paris, France
Programs: IHG, CC, HH, AF, AA, UA
Posts: 776
I used to stay on points at Category 1 & 2 hotels and have made good use of points in the past in Iceland, Hungary and Lithuania.
However, I'm now having trouble finding value in the remaining options.
Any suggestion for good value properties left?
Maybe using Cash+Points would help?
Thanks in advance.
yann is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 19, 9:53 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Between VIE and BTS
Programs: SK EBS, CC Gold
Posts: 666
I was pleasantly surprised that Park Inn Dresden is only 15k for a night. Can be a great value on certain dates, I'm going there myself in couple of weeks.
the810 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 19, 1:32 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Great Britain
Programs: Air: QR Platinum. BA, Emirates, AB. Hotels: CC Gold, IHG Plat, Hilton Diamond, Accor Platinum.
Posts: 1,282
**Deleted**

Last edited by Sisyphus1carus; May 6, 19 at 1:40 pm
Sisyphus1carus is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread