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Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates for Gold elites in Amsterdam, Dubai and Hamburg

This article examines Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates for Gold elites in Amsterdam, Dubai and Hamburg.

Club Carlson Visa members receive Gold elite as a benefit. Besides the Visa card member benefit of one free night on reward stays of 2 or more nights at Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, Gold elite members can access special room rates with 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 weekend rates at participating hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In addition to a half-price room rate, these Club Carlson Gold and Concierge elite member 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 discount rates are eligible paid rates for earning points and promotion bonuses.

Club Carlson 4-for-2 rate

These are weekend rates, with arrival on Wednesday or Thursday for 4-for 2 rates and Thursday or Friday for 2-for-1 rates.

Exclusive Gold Elite member offer.

Promotional Code: RSGP2P1

Now your weekend will last longer with the Club CarlsonSMWeekend Extend offer; available at locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Stay Thursday night, get Friday night FREE!
  • Stay Friday night, get Saturday night FREE!

http://www.clubcarlson.com/2for1

2-for-1 Nights Terms and Conditions

  • Two days advanced booking required.
  • Valid for up to two rooms max. One of the rooms must be occupied by a member.
  • Breakfast and taxes inclusion depend by hotel and local policy.
  • Dates must be consecutive and include a Friday or Saturday.
  • Rate shown is for the first night and the second night is for free.
  • Two night minimum stay required.
  • Offer subject to availability and valid at participating locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa except at Radisson®Edwardian Hotels.
  • Offer must be booked on clubcarlson.com or the Member Service Center; and ask for the 2 for 1 Weekend Extend Offer.
  • Member must present Elite Gold card upon check-in.

Club Carlson 4-for-2 rate

Exclusive Gold Elite member offer. Promotional Code: RSGP2P2

Now your weekend will last longer with the Club CarlsonSMWeekend Extend offer;  available at locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Stay Wednesday and Thursday night, get Friday and Saturday night FREE!
  • Stay Thursday and Friday night, get Saturday and Sunday night FREE!

Terms and Conditions

  • Two days advanced booking required.
  • Valid for up to two rooms max. One of the rooms must be occupied by the member.
  • Breakfast and taxes inclusion depend by hotel and local policy.
  • Dates must be consecutive and include a Friday or Saturday.
  • Rate shown is for the first 2 nights and the second two nights are free.
  • Rates shown for the last two nights will not be charged.
  • Four night minimum stay required.
  • Offer subject to availability and valid at participating locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa except at Radisson®Edwardian Hotels.
  • Offer must be booked on clubcarlson.com or the Member Service Center; and ask for the 4 for 2 Weekend Extend Offer.
  • Member must present Elite Gold card upon check-in.

Loyalty Traveler Rate Analysis

Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates for Gold elites in Amsterdam, Dubai and Hamburg

In this article I check for Gold elite member discount rates in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Hamburg, Germany to see if there are savings to be found on hotel rates in these two expensive cities.

In the past I have shown how you should check separate dates if possible to find the best value. Since you pay for the first or first two nights and the second night or last two nights are free, some hotels where Wednesday and Thursday are high rates and Friday and Saturday are low rates are less than 50% savings. Some hotels where weekends are the most expensive will save more than 50%.

Here are examples of rate savings:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Most of the hotels in Amsterdam do not offer these free night rates, except for low season dates like winter travel in January and February.

Carlson 2-4-1 Rad Blu Amsterdam

Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam at $115.63 per night Friday January 16 to Sunday, January 18, 2014. The price for the first night is actually $231.26 and the second night is free. Remember when looking at 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 room rates that the rate shown is per night and not per stay.

Radisson Blu Amsterdam is an off-season bargain with 2-for-1 rates since the hotel rates run about $300 per night for October and November.

Carlson 4-for-2 Rad Blu AMS

No 2-for-1 or 4-for-2 rates available at Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam in November when rates are $355 per night.

Christmas season at an airport hotel is not a recommendation I make, but there are some big savings on hotel rooms in a place like Amsterdam.

Carlson Park Plaza AMS 2-for-1

Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport Dec 19-21, 2014 at $43.57 per night. Those are Motel 6 ghetto rates for an upper upscale airport hotel.

Carlson Rad Blu AMS 2-for-1

Radisson Blu Amsterdam Airport Dec 19-21 at $57.49 per night.

Dubai, UAE on Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates

Six hotels come up in a Club Carlson search for Dubai.

Carlson Dubai 4-for-2

My search for 4-for-2 rates in Dubai February 19-23, 2015 showed no availability in the top three hotels.

Looking at these rates I want to go with the Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai that costs 70,000 points per night or 850AED, only 50AED more than the other two hotels.

How much is 800 AED?

Carlson dubai 4-for-2 USD

There is great variation in points per reward night from 44,000 to 70,000 between the three Radisson hotels in Dubai, despite similar published room rates.

50% off $224 to $238 per night room rates would be a nice savings on a 4-night stay. The column shows no availability for 4-for-2 rates for these dates. The Flexible Dates calendar tool is useful for locating alternate dates.

Checking Flexible Dates for Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai shows June 2015 is the first month with 4-for-2 rates available at this hotel.

Carlson Dubai 4-for-2 flexcalendar

Average high in Dubai in June is 103°F and in February 78°F, so back to flexible calendar for February. Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah-United Arab Emirates is only Dubai area hotel where I find any availability using 4-for-2 rate during the month.

Carlson 4-for-2 Sharjah Feb15

4-for-2 rate at Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah, UAE is available for two weekends in February 2015. Once I select Thursday February 12 from flexible dates calendar, the other three nights automatically populate for Feb 12 to Feb 16, 2015 with a four night stay on 4-for-2 rate.

Carlson Sharjah 4-for-2 rate

The rate drops in half from $181.50 per night for four nights to only two paid nights and two free nights.

$363 for a 4-night stay is $90.75 per night.

Carlson 4-for-2 Sharjah rate

Often with loyalty programs, I find myself going to locations that I had not anticipated. In this case, looking at hotels in Dubai revealed a great deal for a hotel 15 miles outside of Dubai in what looks to be a quieter and more relaxing hotel location than in the urban center of Dubai.

One recent TripAdvisor review mentioned the nice feature of the Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah is its location outside of the expensive urban center of Dubai. However, he also mentioned that Sharjah is the most restrictive of the Arab Emirates and there is no alcohol allowed or served at the Radisson Blue Resort Sharjah hotel or Sharjah restaurants and shops.

Dubai is not actually in my travel plans.

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany is a city I have been thinking about as a place I have not yet toured. Club Carlson 2-for and 4-for-2 rates provide a fine hotel rate discount for city center.

Carlson Hamburg 2-for-1

Radisson Blu Hamburg is $106 per night for a weekend in November for a Club Carlson category 5 hotel at 44,000 points. Paying $212 and earning points and promotion credit is a good paid rate alternative to spending 44,000 points for the weekend with a free reward night as a Club Carlson Visa card member.

Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates are a great deal when traveling around Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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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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Comments

  1. I know this post is a bit old, but I always forget about this rate. I booked it for a weekend at Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo in late March for $122/night, which is awesome for Oslo, and of course, includes breakfast.

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