Radisson Friends and Family Rate 25% Discount Through December 31

Radisson’s Friends and Family rate is a 25% discount and valid through the end of the year using promo code CARLSONF, according to this Flyertalk thread.

I don’t know any more about it than that, so I’d like to see someone report back on Flyertalk having used the discount before I use it myself.

I’m familiar with the Priority Club / Intercontinental Friends and Family rate which is usable by anyone and the Fairmont Friends and Family rate which requires a ‘booker ID’ (basicaly an employee number) but not other verification (there are several employees on Flyertalk who make theirs available).

The Marriott Friends and Family rate requires a rate authorization form signed by the sponsoring employee’s supervisor. And Hilton will give anyone 25% off just for using a Visa Signature card so don’t really need a Friends and Family rate there. (They probably offer a friends and family discount but I don’t know the details.)

These offers are all different. Bottom-line is every chain makes discounts available, not really as a “friends and family perk” but as a way of generating price-sensitive incremental revenue. Using the narrative of insiders it’s a way of separating these out from regular bookings and not leaking revenue from higher-priced reservations.

Makes sense that Radisson would follow the lead of other chains who have generated incremental business during a downturn this way. However I’d want to know whether anything else is required of the guest besides entering a promo code before booking.

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  1. I was able to use the code today. It came up online when you click the More Search Options link on their website. There were two listings for the friends and family rate, but I ended up calling their reservations number to specify a room choice with two double Sleep Number beds.

  2. I used the Priority Club code, however it looks like it’s going to invalidate any earning points.

    Which sucks since it was my company footing the bill

  3. $89 for Boston late November using Radisson F&F rate no points, the cheapest Hilton downtown is $104, but it includes double points…

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