New Radisson Rewards Americas & New Award Chart

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New Radisson Rewards Americas & New Award Chart

Radisson Rewards decided to split its program into two loyalty programs: Radisson Rewards Americas and Radisson Rewards outside the Americas

For whatever reasons as to why Radisson chose to do this way, it is what it is! But there are some questions that you may have about the program's updates, the new award chart, and what these changes may impact your existing Radisson Rewards account in terms of your membership, tier status, and especially how to earn and redeem Radisson Rewards points moving forward. 

New Radisson Rewards Americas & New Award Chart
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    New Radisson Rewards Program Split Into Two Programs

    The new Radisson Rewards loyalty program now split into two programs based on region: 
    • Radisson Rewards 
    • Radisson Rewards Americas 

    The Radisson Rewards program, also known as Radisson Rewards International or Radisson Rewards outside the Americas, is for members in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific

    Whereas the Radisson Rewards Americas program is for members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

    How Does Each New Radisson Rewards Program Work? 

    It's rather confusing if you ask me, but for whatever reasons, this is how Radisson Rewards chose to do. The easiest way for me to remember with all these changes is to treat one of the programs as yet another loyalty program to join and another reward account to keep track of. 

    Here are the key points to expect with the Radisson Rewards program updates and changes:
    • There are two Radisson Rewards websites now:
    • There are also two Radisson Rewards mobile apps.
      • Radisson Hotels Americas app
      • Radisson Hotels app
    • Radisson Rewards system automatically transitions your existing account to the new program. You do not need to do anything. For example, if your account was registered in the Americas, it's automatically converted to the Radisson Rewards Americas account. The same thing with the Radisson Rewards accounts outside the Americas. 
    • Your membership tier status and points balance will not change. That also includes your account membership number. 
    • You will continue to earn and redeem points for hotel stays in the Americas through the dedicated site RadissonHotelsAmericas.com or the Radisson Hotels Americas mobile app. However, if you want to earn and redeem points for hotel stays outside the Americas, you will need to join the Radisson Rewards program outside the Americas first through its dedicated website RadissonHotels.com
      • Similarly, if you are a member of Radisson Rewards outside the Americas and want to earn and redeem points for hotel stays in the Americas, you will need to join the Radisson Rewards Americas program. 
    • After joining and getting your new Radisson Rewards membership number for that program, you then can request your tier status match from one program to the other program by calling Member Services at 1-888-288-8889 for the Americas, and Member Services for the non-Americas. Please note that there's no 1-800 number for the Radisson Rewards outside the Americas' contact center. You can also contact them via an online form. 
    • For any hotel booking outside the Americas, you will need to visit RadissonHotels.com or the Radisson Hotels mobile app to book or redeem hotel stays in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Any hotel booking in the Americas such as the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean, you book and redeem through RadissonHotelsAmericas.com
    • You can also transfer points from one program to the other program at a 1:1 ratio for free using the Global Points Transfer process though the site does not seem to be working yet for this feature. I also was able to find only the link for the Americas site. 
    • The New Radisson Rewards award chart applies to both programs (more below). 

    In summary
    • The Radisson Rewards system automatically assigns your account to the new Radisson Rewards loyalty program based on your existing account's setup and region. 
    • If you want to earn and redeem points for hotel stays in another region, you will have to: 
      • Join that Radisson Rewards program first to obtain a new Radisson Rewards membership number for that program. 
      • Request tier status match for your hotel's elite benefits. 
      • Transfer points from one program to the other program for free at a 1:1 ratio. 
      • Book through its dedicated website or mobile app

    Radisson Rewards New Award Chart

    In addition to the split of the program, Radisson Rewards also introduced a new award chart that applies to both Radisson Rewards International and Radisson Rewards Americas. They reduced the number of hotel categories from seven (7) down to five (5) categories

    Moreover, Radisson also introduced a new RewardSaver rate which in a way is similar to Marriott PointSavers

    According to the Radisson, the new Radisson RewarSaver rate lets you redeem your points for a free night stay at a discounted award night. The discount is not seasonal or depends on pre-determined peak and off-peak time. 

    Here's the new Radisson Rewards Award Chart:


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