Club Carlson Dream Deals member exclusive early access until Sunday Nov 27 6:00pm Eastern. The offer is 30% off Best Available Rate when booking advance purchase nonrefundable room rate for stays Nov 28 to January 31. There are 350 participating hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa. On top of rate discount is 2,500 bonus points per stay on top of regular points earned. This deal may be combined with Club Carlson Double Points promotion for stays through December 31.
That means a $100 hotel night on a 1-night stay earns 4,000 points + 2,500 points = 6,500 Club Carlson points + elite points.
I can confirm for a couple of hotels in Bratislava and Krakow these Dream Deals rates are lowest advance purchase prepaid rates I have seen since watching rates for several months.
Club Carlson hotels are part of my plans for travel during this Dec-Jan period. I actually booked slightly lower rates at a couple of hotels compared to this sale, but I booked Club Carlson 4-for-2 night rates available only to Club Carlson Gold and Concierge members with two free weekend nights to get that lower rate.
The other factor that makes these Dream Deals rates especially good for U.S. travelers is the recent devaluation of the Euro relative to U.S. Dollar, today at 1 EUR = $1.06 USD. Compare this to exchange rates November 2009 when it was $1.50 USD for 1 EUR. Air fare is substantially less in 2016/17 than 2009 and there are plenty of lodging deals to be found.
Radisson Blu Krakow, Poland = $73.34/night
Dream Deals Radisson Blu Krakow rate 1,209.60 PLN = $293.36 on 4-night stay
Here are examples of rates at Radisson Blu Krakow, Poland over past couple months for same winter travel dates.
August 22 rate = $85.75 night (4-for-2 rate 1,393 PLN Polish Zloty / $370.43 USD total).
October 3 rate = $64.36 night (4 for 2 rate 972 PLN / $257.44 USD total).
Nov 26 rate = $52.39 night (4 for 2 rate 864 PLN / $209.55 total).
Best Available Rates match for both 4-for-2 rate 864 PLN total at 50% off 1,728 PLN and Dream Deals 1,209.60 PLN at 30% off BAR.
Dream Deals 30% off rate is an advance purchase, prepaid nonrefundable room rate. That is a restriction I avoid whenever possible, but these rates can lock in some very low hotel rate deals. Advantage of Dream Deals rates compared to lower 4-for-2 rates is option to book one-night stays at big discount and earn 2,500 bonus points per stay.
Big advantage of Club Carlson 4-for-2 rates for elite members is flexible cancellation policy. Club Carlson Visa members are automatically Gold elite and eligible for these rates at hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa. I have rebooked hotels several times when rates drop.
The limitation of Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 nights is you must stay 2 or 4 nights with a weekend. Monday and Tuesday are never available for hotels in Europe using those rates. These Dream Deals are offered on every night of the week.
- The offer consists of a 25% discount of the applicable guest room retail rate at the time of booking at each individual participating hotel (Retail Rate means the non-qualified retail rate loaded by Participating Hotels generally publicly available for online booking by individual guests. Retail rates do not include promotional rates, non-public rates, rates that require membership, special access or unique codes that are offered by the participating hotel).
Club Carlson members get a 30% discount on the applicable guest room retail rate at each individual participating hotel on the condition that the member is logged in during booking process.
- Offer is valid at participating Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and subject to availability, specific hotel sales, booking and service conditions (e.g. minimum number of nights) and participating room types at the time of booking.
Bookings must be made between 23/11/2016 and 04/12/2016 included, for stays from 28.11.2016 to 31/01/2017 included.
- Non-refundable credit card prepayment for entire stay is required at the time of booking.No changes, cancellations or adjustments to the reservation are permitted. The amount charged for the booking shall be non-refundable.Offer is available for individual bookings only. Name on the reservation must be identical with the credit card holder’s name. Same individual must check-in for stay.
Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer.
- Offer entitles Club Carlson members to earn Gold Points®.
No frequent flyer miles will be awarded on Dream Deals.
Club Carlson members get 2,500 bonus Gold Points on top of the regular earning per stay. Consecutive nights are considered as one stay and therefore Bonus points can be earned only once for consecutive nights.
- No frequent flyer miles will be awarded on Dream Deals.
- This offer may be changed or discontinued at any time.
- Offer is subject to the law applicable at the participating hotel’s location and shall be void or not applicable where prohibited by law.
- For Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in London, the discount is up to 30% off.