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How To Get Hotel Elite Status With Radisson Rewards [2023]

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Radisson Rewards is a solid, albeit often overlooked, hotel loyalty program. The program offers guests over 700 properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, valuable loyalty benefits, and strong points-earning opportunities.

If you enjoy visiting Radisson Hotels properties and are a fan of the Radisson Rewards loyalty program, do yourself a favor and enhance your Radisson stays even further — get Radisson Rewards elite status.

Getting Radisson Rewards elite status won’t just earn you great benefits like room upgrades, hotel restaurant discounts, and late checkout; it will also help you earn Radisson Rewards points even faster, decreasing the amount of time it will take you to earn enough points for your next award stay.

Let’s look at what elite status within the Radisson Rewards program offers and how you can work your way up the loyalty tiers.

The Benefits of Hotel Elite Status With Radisson Rewards

How To Join Radisson Rewards

Joining Radisson Rewards is free, easy to do, and required for anyone who wants to earn rewards for all their future Radisson Hotels stays. Head to the Radisson Rewards homepage to join the program and create an account. Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive your Radisson Rewards loyalty number and can begin earning Radisson Rewards points for all your stays and working through each level of elite status.

Hot Tip:

Be aware that Choice Hotels acquired Radisson Rewards Americas — a separate program from Radisson Rewards — in July 2023. You can only earn points and elite nights with each program for stays within a region covered by the program. So, a Choice Privileges member who stays in a European hotel, for example, will not receive credit towards Radisson Rewards status.

Status Benefits at Each Elite Level

Speaking of working your way through the elite status levels, let’s look at the benefits each tier of the Radisson Rewards program offers to loyalty members.

Radisson Rewards offers 3 elite status levels: Club, Premium, and VIP.

Everyone who signs up for the Radisson Rewards program will automatically receive Club status, which comes with 8x points per $1 spent at Radisson hotels, a 10% discount on food and beverages each stay, and up to a 10% discount on bookings.

Club Status

Radisson Rewards Club status is attained after signing up for the program. It comes with the following benefits:

  • 8x points per $1 on Radisson stays
  • 10% discount on food and beverages
  • Priority line at check-in and checkout
  • Promotions and free nights

Premium Status

Radisson Rewards Premium status is attained after 5 elite nights, or 3 stays, and comes with the following benefits:

  • All Club status benefits
  • 27x points per $1 on Radisson stays
  • 10% discount on food and beverages
  • Free room upgrade (to the next category)
  • Free early check-in and late checkout
  • Discount Booster option to receive up to 20% discount on your bookings
  • My Favorite Hotel benefits
  • 24-hour Premium and VIP contact center lines ­

VIP Status

Radisson Rewards Platinum status is reachable after 30 elite nights, or 20 stays, and comes with the following benefits:

  • All Premium status benefits
  • 37x points per $1 on Radisson stays
  • 15% discount on food and beverages
  • Complimentary breakfast for 2
  • Room upgrades to the best category (suites only available in select properties)
  • Access exclusive VIP areas in selected hotels
  • Dedicated VIP customer support line
Bottom Line:

Anyone who stays at Radisson Hotels properties, even just a few nights a year, should join the Radisson Rewards program. Even if you never reach the top tiers of Radisson Rewards elite status, you’ll still earn points on all of your stays that can later be redeemed for future free nights!

How To Qualify for Radisson Rewards Elite Status

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If you want to earn Radisson Rewards elite status, you have several options. Let’s take a look at a few.

Stay at Radisson Hotels Properties

The most straightforward way to qualify for Radisson Rewards elite status is by completing a certain number of qualifying nights or qualifying stays within a calendar year. Here are the thresholds you need to reach for each status level:

  • Club: Upon enrollment
  • Premium: 5 elite nights or 3 stays
  • VIP: 30 elite nights or 20 stays

Request a Status Match

You can status match from other hotel programs to Radisson Rewards and receive the mid-tier Premium status. 

You must contact Member Services by phone or via the contact form if you want to status match. You must show proof of your current membership with another hotel program. If your status match is successful, it is valid for the current program year and only if you did not have a Status Match within the last 5 years.

Final Thoughts

Anyone who visits Radisson Hotels properties, even just once a year, should be a member of the Radisson Rewards program since it is free to join and helps you earn points towards free stays in the future. But if you want to take your Radisson Hotels stays to the next level, you should try to earn Radisson Rewards elite status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Radisson Rewards? Is it worth it?

The Radisson Rewards program is free to join and allows you to earn points that you can later redeem for free nights with the hotel chain. So yes, joining Radisson Rewards is 100% worth doing if you plan to stay at a Radisson property.

How many Radisson Rewards points does it take for a free night?

Radisson, like many hotel chains, no longer utilizes an award chart. Instead, the program utilizes dynamic pricing, which means you’ll pay more or less depending on your travel dates.

Do Radisson Rewards points expire?

Yes, Radisson Rewards points expire if your account has no earning or redeeming activity during a 24-month period.

To extend your points, all you have to do is earn some by staying at a Radisson Hotels property or by any other point-earning activity.

Is Radisson Rewards free to join?

Yes, the Radisson Rewards program is completely free to join.

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Boasting a portfolio of over 20 cards, Jarrod has been an expert in the points and miles space for over 6 years. He earns and redeems over 1 million points per year and his work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times.

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