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Choice Privileges & Radisson Rewards Americas Merge July 18

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Heads up if you’re a Radisson Rewards Americas member: the program has integrated with Choice Privileges as of July 18, 2023.

Here’s what you need to know.

Integration Starts July 18

Radisson Rewards Americas has emailed its rewards members notifying them that the program will begin integrating with Choice Privileges on July 18, 2023. Radisson Rewards Americas members will no longer be able to earn, redeem or transfer Radisson Rewards Americas points which will be transferred to your Choice Privileges account.

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The Radisson Blu Aruba will soon be a Choice hotel. Image Credit: Radisson Hotels Americas

This news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Last year, we learned that Choice Hotels International had acquired Radisson Hotel Group Americas in a blockbuster $675 million deal. Since then, the 2 programs have been working on the nuances of the deal. Choice says nearly 600 Radisson hotels will be integrated into the Choice Privileges program “by the end of the summer.”

Full integration is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

For Radisson Rewards Americas members, this will mean:

  • You’ll receive 1 Choice Privileges point for every 2 Radisson Rewards Americas points in your account by the date of the integration
  • If you have elite status in either program, you’ll receive that status in Choice Privileges
  • Radisson will combine any Elite Night Credits you may have in your account with any in your Choice Privileges account
  • If your total Elite Night Credits are enough to move you into a higher tier, you’ll receive that tier in Choice Privileges
  • If you’ve already made a points-eligible reservation for a stay after July 18, 2023, you’ll earn Choice Privileges points for that stay. Award nights will also be honored

“Our proven expertise in integrating hotel brands is enabling us to complete the onboarding of the Radisson Americas properties onto our industry-leading business platform well ahead of plan,” said Choice Hotels President and CEO Pat Pacious in a statement. “Complete integration of the nearly six hundred hotels will enable us to help drive their performance and profitability to the next level.”

This is exciting news, especially considering how large Choice is. The chain has more than 7,400 hotels across 45 countries and territories. You’ve probably stayed in a Choice hotel even if you didn’t realize it — Quality Inn, Cambria Hotels, Econolodge, and Ascend are all under the Choice umbrella.

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Learn all about Choice Hotels’ brands in our complete guide.

Final Thoughts

Luckily for Radisson loyalists, you won’t have to do anything but wait for your account to be merged with Choice, which will take into account any points or elite status you may have.

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Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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