United Club Passes Giveaway for Club Carlson Ideas

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I have 2 United Club passes expiring 6/30/15 to give away.

Please share what Club Carlson hotels you have booked ahead of the big devaluation, or those you recommend others book. Deadline for comment is Sunday, May 31 at 23:59 EDT. That should leave 1 last hour to book before the Club Carlson changeover, reported to be at 23:59 CDT, though I wouldn’t time it that close.

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And the draw goes to #53, Lynn, fittingly last in before the deadline, who booked:

For Sept 2016, I booked 6 nights back to back with my and hubby’s account at Radisson Blu in Lucerne, Switzerland. We will take the Bernina express from Chur down to Milan and then fly to Madrid, Spain where we will stay 4 nights at the Radisson Blu.

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Lynn

For Sept 2016, I booked 6 nights back to back with my and hubby’s account at Radisson Blu in Lucerne, Switzerland. We will take the Bernina express from Chur down to Milan and then fly to Madrid, Spain where we will stay 4 nights at the Radisson Blu.

Ssm
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Ssm

I booked and we stayed two nights at the Radisson Blu 1919 (last week!) in Rejkavik, Iceland. Great and central property, and used my 80k just in time!!

Anne Woodyard (@MusicandMarkets)
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We’ve used our points for three nights (points for two, last one free) in Austin to visit our adorable grandchildren .)

Pointster
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Pointster

I booked the May Fair and the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire in London for two nights each in late June and the Radisson Blu Royal Dublin in early July. It’s the first time my wife and I have left the U.S. together, and we thought we’d do it the right way. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that we got over $2600 in value for 184,000 Carlson points.

Farnorthtrader
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Farnorthtrader

Booked 2 rooms for 2 nights each at each of the 2 Radissons in Panama City for October, 2016 and 1 room for 4 night at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City. Still have some points left, but nothing on the horizon to use them. Already had this summer’s vacation booked, including 4 nights in 2 rooms at the Radisson Blu Athens and 2 nights in 2 rooms at the Radisson Blu Bosphorous in Istanbul. Also already have the fall vacation booked to New York but have Hilton and IHG free nights that had to be used before they… Read more »

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P T
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P T

I have booked for 2016 and hope that it comes true:
Radisson Blu Style Vienna
Radisson Blu Carlton Bratislava
Radisson Blu Krakow
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Vilnius
Radisson Blu Elizabete Riga
Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Tallinn, opening June 2015

Joe C
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Joe C

Raddison Blu in Philadelphia for 3 nights this July

duncan
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duncan

I enjoyed our hotel in Melbourne Flagstaff. Good location and great city

jessie
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jessie

I would have liked a chance to book in Paris but unfortunately do not have the points or a specific date with which I could have redeemed.

wen wen
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wen wen

my husband and i booked a hotel to attend an upcoming wedding in California

scott
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scott

booked at park plaza beijing!

Bob
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Bob

4 nights in the French Quarter in NOLA!

Elaine
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Elaine

We’re not into aspirational stays; we just like a good place to lay our heads in a place we want to be. So I booked:
6 nights in Vancouver BC – can’t remember which but a Radisson
2 nights in NYC Martinique
6 nights in CapeTown
4 nights in Johannesburg
Looking forward to it!

Jordan
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Jordan

We’ve booked the Radisson Park Inn Krakow!

Linda
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Linda

We’re staying two nights at the Radisson Blu Oslo!

Ben
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Ben

I booked the art’otel Berlin Mitt by Park Plaza and the Park Inn by Radisson Munich

Dennis
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Dennis

I got the US Bank/Club Carlson card in February as part of me first getting in to this hobby. Because I didn’t know US Bank was ultra sensitive to other inquiries, I got denied. After calling and saying that the other inquiries were kind of accidental (not all entirely correct), I was approved…for the platinum version. Darnit! I had decided to try to go London, Paris, and Rome, and to try to stay as much as possible using Radisson Blu. I was hell bent on maximizing it despite my initial failure. I did the minimum spending and got the full… Read more »

Russ
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Russ

Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam

Katie
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Katie

I have booked the Radisson Martinique on Broadway and Radisson Aruba for 2016. Great value for points and locations.

Eugene
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Eugene

Orchid Park Plaza Tel Aviv
Radisson Blu Aqaba

Chuck
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Chuck

Radisson Aruba in July using Southwest points and companion pass to get there, and will book a German property before the day is over. Can really use United passes as it is the only domestic club at Orlando.

Yana
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Yana

Two Radisson hotels in Iceland.

Jon Parent
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Jon Parent

Raddison Aruba, Feb 2016. 3 Nights with last night free!

Dia
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Two U.S. Beach choices in case you can’t see overseas that far ahead : Radisson Suites Melbourne Beach, FL and Country Inn and Suites VA Beach. Both are solid all-oceanfront properties perfect for a weekend getaway.

Nick O
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Nick O

I was going to book at the Radisson Blu Es in Rome, but paid rates aren’t bad (nor are they bad for a few other hotels in Rome for my dates). Going with Radisson Martinique. The front desk said the BOGO for credit card holders wasn’t a thing last summer so I “paid” for the second night of my reservation at check-in and then immediately called Club Carlson and it was taken care of in 4 minutes of hold time.

DaninMCI
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I don’t think I’d be able to use the club passes but I’ve booked a few nights at Mexico City Radisson flamingos so my son and I can attend the formula 1 race there this fall. Trying to book a few more for Europe currently. I also really like the run down blu in Rome. Seems odd that they are moving it up a catagory.

Forrest
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Forrest

One of my favorites is definitely the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel im Svalbard.
It’s utilitarian at best, but what more could you want beyond functional blackout shades when the sun does circles in the sky?

cj
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cj

I’m staying right now on the danube river in budapest – awesome location across from the Parliament amazing views
also london 2 nights in 2 different hotels 4 nights in bratislava and still have 300,000 plus to still book

Charlotte
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Charlotte

I was in Scotland last summer and the Radisson Blu in Edinburgh is in a wonderful location- right on the Royal Mile. Highly recommend location- had a Business class room which was OK and breakfast was a nice spread. Good service and decent bar. Walking distance from train station. Rooms would have gone for about $280 a night when I was there so 50K for 2 nights was a good deal.

Samuel
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Samuel

Definitely recommend booking the Radisson Blu 1919 Reykjavik before it becomes Category 7.

Chris
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Chris

Radisson SLC. Not special, but out of necessity. I asked for a room facing the airfield and was disappointed to learn that none of them do.

Kate
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Kate

a month in San Diego for the summer

Joe Estes
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Joe Estes

I booked the Radisson Aquatica in Barbados and the Radisson Blu in Copenhagen!

Matt
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Matt

I booked 4 nights in Iceland, 2 at the Blu 1919 and two at the Blu Saga….. For July 2016 =p

Lance
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Lance

I’m taking my parents to Europe this summer. We’ve booked:
– Plaza on the River – London, UK
– Radisson Blu Royal – Bergen, NO
– Radisson Blu – Lillehammer, NO
– Radisson Blu Royal – Dublin, IE

All in, we’re able to cover all but two nights of our two wk vacation.

Sam Barnes
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Sam Barnes

The Radisson Blu Madrid: going to Spain for a week, starting and ending in Madrid, so four nights total.

Eddy
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Eddy

Radisson Martinique seems like a solid choice. Great location and value if you’re heading out to NYC!

Kate
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Kate

The radisson royals in Copenhagen and st Petersburg for next summer.

kj
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kj

Radisson Aruba …….hopefully !!!

DavidNJ
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DavidNJ

Absolutely suggest the Radisson Aruba. Stayed twice this past Winter on points for a total of 18 nights and was upgraded to a suite both times. I’ve booked Aruba for one last stay in February, 2016. Was told the property is being sold so we hope our 8 night reservation is honored if sold. Well maintained property & the best location. We also booked 10 nights @ the Radisson, Grenada over Thanksgiving. This will be our 1st stay so I do not know what to expect. Based on what I’ve read about Grenada, Grand Anse beach where the Radisson is… Read more »

Rj
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Rj

Together with wifey:

8 nights in Aruba (4, 1 night away, 4)
4 nights in Fiji
4 nights in ventura, ca (centrally located from both Santa Barbara and Malibu)

wanderlust08
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wanderlust08

I booked two nights in Denver, Colorado.

Marc
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Marc

Raddison Blu Chicago is my favorite!

Kim
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Kim

I have bookings in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg and Mexico City. Not sure I’ll even use them. Still have 50,000 points and trying to figure out how to use it.

JRG
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JRG

Actually, I have never used Club Carlson points, so I can’t really answer the question. Overall, it is unfortunate airlines and hotels are making their “currency” less valuable….

Ketan Shah
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Ketan Shah

Open for booking in 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Goa, India is a sweet deal for 9k

Open for booking in 2017 & 2018
Almost all Park Ins hotels (Look in Orlando, Germany, Prague etc.)

Mike in Austin
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Mike in Austin

I booked 6 nights are 3 hotels in Orlando for a week of disney with my kids in August . I booked 4 nights in aruba for next march with a paid night in between the stays.. 5 nights for price of one. Finally .. Booked two nights in los Angeles for this July.

Harold
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Harold

Twice at Radisson in Los Angeles next to Univ. of Southern California. For a conference there and I saw lots of USC football fans tailgating at the Chervon Gas Station at the corner!!!

Jeff
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Jeff

Radisson Blu Istanbul Pera!