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New and Record-High US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus and How Much Hotel It Buys You

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Radisson Rewards 100,000

View from my balcony at Radisson Blu Barbados

Per View From the Wing, there is a new and improved US Bank Radisson 100,000 points sign up bonus. The previous bonus ws 85,000 points.

The US Bank Radisson Rewards 100,000 Points Bonus Premier Visa Signature Card

This is not a huge increase over the regular (and still available) Radisson Rewards 85,000 points offer. But an extra 15,000 points is fine. If you have considered applying for the Radisson Rewards card anyway, this can help nudge you a little in the right direction.

You still get 50,000 points after the first purchase. From what I can see, no other US Bank Radisson Rewards card terms have changed including the spending requirement of $2,500. The only difference is that instead of 35,000 points you will get 50,000.

Otherwise, you’re getting the same Gold status, a free night after spending $10,000 (up to 3 a year), and 40,000 points upon renewal, which nicely justify the $75 annual fee.

Radisson Rewards used to be (arguably) the best hotel loyalty program in the world, but since then, Radisson has devalued its program to the point of pure ridiculousness. It’s now worth no more than around $0.25 IMHO.

Having said that, you can still find some outsized values in the Radisson Rewards program if your travel takes you to places where you can find one of their properties. Radisson doesn’t really have a huge footprint worldwide.

I used Radisson Rewards points (called Club Carlson back then) to stay in Reykjavik, Stockholm, Hamburg, Paris, Biarritz, Barbados, and Bangkok — and had a great time every time (less so in Biarritz), but I never used them after Radisson killed its awesome 2-for-1 nights perk. Back then, you could derive an amazing, almost unreal value from Club Carlson points.

Of all the hotel programs, I’ve found Radisson the most consistent in terms of my Gold upgrades. Radisson Suites in Bangkok gave me a free breakfast, just for the asking (the Gold benefit doesn’t normally include breakfast). They almost never failed to upgrade me to a better room, and once gave me a Presidential Suite at Radisson Blu Saga in Reykjavik. This hotel gets a lot of flaky reviews, but it worked for me just fine. 🙂 

My Presidential Suite at Radisson Blu Saga — Incredible!

My Radisson Blu Saga bedroom

Why, yes, this is my own endless wraparound balcony. Feels a little empty, right? 🙂

How much hotel can the Radisson Rewards 100,000 points bonus buy you?

One horrible feature of the Radisson Rewards (already inflated) award chart is that Radisson can and will charge more points than stated in the chart whenever they feel like it. Having said that, when you book well in advance and avoid major holidays you won’t usually get any surprises. 

Here are the hotels that, for one reason, or another, have caught my eye. I’ve tried to pick the most interesting options based on 2 criteria: the location and the quality of the hotel. What it means is that I would be reluctant to list a Country Inn that costs 50,000, unless it’s in a notoriously expensive locale. So, you will find mostly Radisson brands for 50,000 and 44,000 points, that get more diluted with other, “lesser” brands when we getting to lower prices. By the same token, I avoid listing expensive hotels in less than stellar locales.

However, while I don’t know all these places in Norway and Sweden, I do know that hotel rooms in Scandinavia can get extremely pricey. So I’m leaving them intact.

On the other hand, I know that India and China are relatively cheap, so I won’t list Category 5 or 6 hotels in those countries, because I wouldn’t personally spend that many points on them.

This is my methodology, and it’s not perfect. I’m sure I might’ve missed some fantastic properties and listed some average ones. Please feel free to enlighten me about what I’ve gotten wrong.

Radisson Rewards Award Chart

Which Radisson Rewards Category 6 hotels?

100,000 Radisson Rewards points will normally buy you 2 nights at those Category 6 hotels. Note: if the revenue cost of your hotel room (with all taxes and fees) is less than $125 — you’re wasting your points, IMHO. 

South, Central America, the Caribbean & Mexico

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Hotel Paulista Sao Paulo Jardins Brazil 50000
Radisson Blu Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil 50000

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg Salzburg Austria 50000
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels Brussels Belgium 50000
Radisson RED, Brussels Brussels Belgium 50000
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague Prague Czech Rep. 50000
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki Helsinki Finland 50000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz Biarritz France 50000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Paris-Boulogne Paris France 50000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin Berlin Germany 50000
Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel Dusseldorf Dusseldorf Germany 50000
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Dusseldorf Dusseldorf Germany 50000
Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, Dublin Dublin Ireland 50000
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin Dublin Ireland 50000
Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome Rome Italy 50000
Park Inn By Radisson Oslo Oslo Norway 50000
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger Stavanger Norway 50000
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger Stavanger Norway 50000
Hormuz Grand, Muscat A Radisson Collection Hotel Muscat Oman 50000
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Goteborg Gothenburg Sweden 50000
Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, Stockholm, Solna Solna Sweden 50000
Radisson Blu Hotel, St. Gallen St Gallen Switzerland 50000
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel London United Kingdom 50000
Park Plaza London Riverbank London United Kingdom 50000
Park Plaza London Waterloo London United Kingdom 50000

While the view from my Biarritz Radisson Blu room was lovely, the room itself was small and had a bad smell, but Biarritz is pricey, and the cash rate in the midst of summer was $300+.

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney Sydney Australia 50000
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island Denarau Island Fiji Islands 50000

Which Radisson Rewards Category 5 hotels?

There are quite a few category 5 hotels at 44,000 points which are also worth considering for a 2-day stay due to their locations. Note if the revenue cost of your hotel room (with all taxes and fees) is less than $110 — you’re wasting your points, IMHO. 

North America

Hotel Name City State | Province Points
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC Los Angeles California 44000

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel, Vienna Vienna Austria 44000
Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp Antwerp Belgium 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges Bruges Belgium 44000
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark 44000
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki Helsinki Finland 44000
Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel, Helsinki Helsinki Finland 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon Lyon France 44000
Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel, Baden-Baden Baden-Baden Germany 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bremen Bremen Germany 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt Frankfurt Germany 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Hamburg Germany 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Leipzig Leipzig Germany 44000
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik Reykjavik Iceland 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel Milan Milano Italy 44000
Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City Luxembourg Luxembourg 44000
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands Mellieha Malta 44000
Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julians St Julians Malta 44000
Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, Mauritius Post Lafayette Mauritius 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carre Eden Marrakech Morocco 44000
Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands 44000
Radisson Blu Mountain Resort, Beitostolen Beitostolen Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bodo Bodo Norway 44000
Park Inn By Radisson Oslo Airport Gardermoen Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand Kristiansand Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Oslo Lysaker Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel Nydalen, Oslo Nydalen, Oslo Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Center, Oslo Alna Oslo Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso Tromso Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim Trondheim Norway 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat Muscat Oman 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow Krakow Poland 44000
Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow Moscow Russian Federation 44000
Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Moscow Moscow Russian Federation 44000
Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow Moscow Russian Federation 44000
Radisson RED Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Cape Town South Africa 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town Cape Town South Africa 44000
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg Johannesburg South Africa 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg Johannesburg South Africa 44000
Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg Gothenburg Sweden 44000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmo Malmo Sweden 44000
Park Inn By Radisson Stockholm Solna Solna Sweden 44000
Park Inn By Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad Stockholm Sweden 44000
Park Plaza London Park Royal London United Kingdom 44000

My room at Radisson Inn Hamburg was small but adequate…

… with a cool view

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne Melbourne Australia 44000

Which Radisson Rewards Category 4 hotels?

There are also a few worthy Category 4 hotels at 38,000 points which will almost buy you a 3-day stay (remember you’ll need to spend $2,500 to get the bonus, so your total will be at least 12,500 points. Even if you don’t have any leftover Radisson Rewards points, you will end up with 112,500 points, so buy 2,000 Radisson Rewards points at $7 per 1,000 to get there. Note if the revenue cost of your hotel room (with all taxes and fees) is less than $95 — you’re wasting your points (IMHO). 

North America

Hotel Name City State | Province Points
Park Inn & Suites by Radisson Vancouver, BC Vancouver British Columbia 38000
Radisson Hotel Denver Central Denver Colorado 38000
Radisson Resort at the Port Cape Canaveral Florida 38000
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Miami (Kendall), FL Miami Florida 38000
Radisson Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista Orlando Florida 38000
Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview, ON Niagara Falls Ontario 38000
Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill Ottawa Ontario 38000

SOUTH, CENTRAL AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina Belize City Belize 38000
Radisson Ciudad Empresarial Santiago Santiago Chile 38000
Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores Miraflores Peru 38000
Radisson Hotel San Isidro San Isidro Lima 27 Peru 38000
Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel Montevideo Uruguay 38000

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Park Inn By Radisson Linz Linz Austria 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Uno City, Vienna Vienna Austria 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Antwerpen Antwerp Belgium 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Brussels Midi, Brussels Brussels Belgium 38000
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki Helsinki Finland 38000
art’otel berlin-mitte Berlin Germany 38000
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Berlin Germany 38000
Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte Berlin Germany 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Munich Munich Germany 38000
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens Athens Greece 38000
art’otel budapest Budapest Hungary 38000
Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West Amsterdam Netherlands 38000
Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw Warsaw Poland 38000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest Bucharest Romania 38000
Park Inn by Radisson, Nevsky St Petersburg St Petersburg Russian Federation 38000
Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg St Petersburg Russian Federation 38000
Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade Belgrade Serbia 38000
Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Cape Town Cape Town South Africa 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Malmo Malmo Sweden 38000
Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre Glasgow United Kingdom 38000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool Liverpool United Kingdom 38000
Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre Manchester United Kingdom 38000
Park Inn By Radisson York City Centre York United Kingdom 38000

Radisson Blu Bucharest

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc Kien Giang Province Viet Nam 38000

Which Radisson Rewards Category 3 hotels?

Your 100,000 points bonus will buy you a 4-day stay at a Category 3 hotels that cost 28,000 points a night (again. remember you’ll need to spend $2,500 to get the bonus, so your total will be at least 112,500 points. Even if you don’t have any leftover Radisson Rewards points, you will end up with enough points for 4 nights. Note if the revenue cost of your hotel room (with all taxes and fees) is less than $70 — you’re wasting your points (IMHO). 

SOUTH, CENTRAL AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Hotel Recife Recife Brazil 28000
Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica San Jose Costa Rica 28000
Radisson Hotel Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Dominican Rep 28000
Radisson Hotel Guayaquil Guayaquil Ecuador 28000
Radisson Paraiso Hotel Mexico City Mexico City Mexico 28000
Radisson Hotel Monterrey San Jeronimo Monterrey Mexico 28000
Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City Panama City Panama 28000

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Park Inn Prague Prague Czech Rep. 28000
Park Inn By Radisson Central Tallinn Tallinn Estonia 28000
Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn (Estonia) Tallinn Estonia 28000
art’otel berlin kudamm Berlin Germany 28000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Letterkenny Ireland 28000
Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga Riga Latvia 28000
Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara Riga Latvia 28000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Klaipeda Klaipeda Lithuania 28000
Park Inn By Radisson Krakow Krakow Poland 28000
Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw Warsaw Poland 28000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lisbon Lisbon Portugal 28000
Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia 28000
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia 28000
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands Cape Town South Africa 28000
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Capetown South Africa 28000
Park Inn Sandton Johannesburg South Africa 28000
Radisson Blu Ulysse Resort & Thalasso, Djerba Djerba Tunisia 28000
Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet Hammamet Tunisia 28000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia Istanbul Turkey 28000

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan Shanghai China 28000
Radisson Blu Shanghai Pudong Jinqiao Shanghai China 28000
Radisson Exhibition Center Shanghai Shanghai China 28000
Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate Agra India 28000
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place New Delhi India 28000
Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit Bangkok Thailand 28000
Park Plaza Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok Bangkok Thailand 28000
Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 Bangkok Thailand 28000

Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit — a pretty nice suite

The bedroom was on a smaller side, with a very comfortable bed

Which Radisson Rewards Category 2 hotels

With the Category 2 hotels, we’re really pushing it. Still, I was surprised to see a few decent redemption options in this list. Of course, you’ll need to manage your expectations, because at this price-point, your hotel is almost bound to be a little out of place one way or another. Your Radisson Rewards 100,000 Radisson Rewards points (plus the spend) will buy you 7 nights at one of the hotels below. Note if the revenue cost of your hotel room with all taxes and fees is less than $40 — you’re wasting your points (IMHO). Although, I don’t think that’s often the case. 🙂 

North America

Hotel Name City State | Province Points
Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando Kissimmee Florida 15000
Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana 15000

SOUTH, CENTRAL AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN & MEXICO

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Summit Resort & Golf Panama Panama City Panama 15000

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria Alexandria Egypt 15000
Radisson Blu Resort, El Quseir El Quseir Egypt 15000
Park Inn By Radisson Dresden Dresden Germany 15000
Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest Budapest Hungary 15000
Park Inn by Radisson Budapest Budapest Hungary 15000
Park Inn By Radisson Kaunas Kaunas Lithuania 15000
Radisson Blu Resort, Swinoujscie Swinoujscie Poland 15000
Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence Bucharest Romania 15000
Park Inn by Radisson, Kazan Kazan Russian Federation 15000
Park Inn by Radisson Sochi City Centre Sochi Russian Federation 15000
Park Inn by Radisson, Pribaltiyskaya St Petersburg St Petersburg Russian Federation 15000
Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel & Conference Centre St Petersburg St. Petersburg Russian Federation 15000
Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane Polokwane South Africa 15000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara Ankara Turkey 15000

Radison Blu Beke, Budapest

ASIA & THE PACIFIC

Hotel Name City Country Points
Phoenix Park Inn Resort Goa India 15000
Radisson Hotel Kathmandu Kathmandu Nepal 15000

What? Category 1?

Well, yeah, kind of, if you’re interested in one of these two. 🙂

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Hotel Name City Country Points
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis Cairo Egypt 9000
Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo Moscow Moscow Russian Federation 9000

Bottom Line

The new Radisson Rewards 100,000 points sign-up bonus is not a huge improvement over the current 85,000 points offer, but it buys you 2 nights at a Category 6 (the second from the top Category 7) hotel. And it nudged me to review the Radisson hotels that I haven’t paid attention to for about a year. Win-win! 🙂

What’s your best ever Radisson redemption? Just curious.

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