Apr092011

Club Carlson Category 5 Hotel Rewards Analysis

There are 162 hotels in Club Carlson category 5 hotel rewards. This category is where the hotels in the USA dwindle to a handful and 9 of 10 hotels in category 5 in the USA increased in reward cost. The rest of the world, especially Europe, offer some of the finer hotels in the Carlson Hotels chain at reduced rates from the former goldpoints plus rewards.

USA

  • 10 hotels in 7 states.
  • 3 Country Inn & Suites Hotels.
  • 7 Radisson Hotels.
  • 2 hotels formerly category-3 (30,000 points) are Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost increase of 47%.
  • 7 hotels formerly category-4 (40,000 points) are now 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost increase of 10%.
  • 1 hotel remains at category-5 dropped from 50,000 points to 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost decrease of 12%.

Canada

  • 7 hotels in 4 provinces.
  • 1 Country Inn & Suites.
  • 6 Radisson Hotels.
  • 1 hotel formerly category-3 (30,000 points) at Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost 47% increase.
  • 4 hotels formerly category-4 (40,000 points) are now 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost 10% increase.
  • 2 hotels remain at category-5 and dropped from 50,000 points to 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost 12% decrease.

Caribbean, Mexico and South & Central America

  • 10 hotels in six countries.
  • 10 Radisson Hotels.
  • 1 hotel formerly category-3 (30,000 points) at Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost increase of 47%.
  • 3 hotels formerly category-4 (40,000 points) are now 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost 10% increase.
  • 6 hotels remain at category-5 and dropped from 50,000 points to 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost 12% decrease.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • 116 hotels in 34 countries in EMEA region.
  • 103 hotels in 25 countries in Europe.
  • 8 hotels in Middle East. Azerbaijan 1, Israel 1, Lebanon 1,  Oman 2, Saudi Arabia 1, UAE 2.
  • 5 hotels in Africa. Mali 1, Senegal 1, and South Africa 3.
  • 5 Park Plaza hotels.
  • 15 Park Inn hotels.
  • 95 Radisson Hotels.
  • 1 Regent Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 2 hotels (Park Inns in Sweden) formerly goldpoints plus category-1 hotels (15,000 points) are Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost increase of 193%.
  • 1 hotel, Park Inn Muscat, Oman formerly goldpoints plus category-2 hotels (25,000 points) at Club Carlson category-4 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost increase of 76%.
  • 18 hotels formerly category-4 hotels at 40,000 points increase to 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost increase of 10%.
  • 76 hotels from goldpoints plus category-5 (50,000 points) remain in Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost decrease of 12%.
  • 16 hotels dropped from goldpoints plus category-6 (60,000 points) to Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost decrease of 27%.

 

Asia-Pacific

  • 19 hotels in seven countries.
  • 1 Country Inn & Suites.
  • 2 Park Plaza hotels.
  • 14 Radisson Hotels.
  • 2 Regent Hotels (Singapore and Taipei).
  • 1 Country Inn & Suites Gurgaon, India was formerly category-2 (25,000 points). Hotel reward 76% increase.
  • 6 hotels formerly category-4 hotels at 40,000 points increase to 44,000 points. Hotel reward cost increase of 10%.
  • 6 hotels from goldpoints plus category-5 (50,000 points) remain in Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost decrease of 12%.
  • 3 hotels dropped from goldpoints plus category-6 (60,000 points) to Club Carlson category-5 (44,000 points). Hotel reward cost decrease of 27%.

Link: Club Carlson Hotel Category 5

Club Carlson Category 5 Hotels (March 31, 2011)

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Club Carlson Category 3 Hotel Rewards Analysis (April 8 )

Club Carlson Category 4 Hotel Rewards Analysis (April 8 )

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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