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Radisson Rewards’ Park Plaza brand is running a potentially very interesting promotion for stays at its London hotels. You can bag 35% off and some decent additional perks on top.
“Book a stay at any of our London hotels and enjoy up to 35%* off our Best Flexible Rates, PLUS an exclusive 2 for 1 offer at some of London’s top attractions! What’s more, our exclusive offer is fully cancellable up until 24 hours before arrival, kid’s eat for free* and you get access to our indoor swimming pools where applicable.
Now is the perfect time to visit London, with less crowds and hundreds of attractions and events to explore. To benefit from the 35% discount, you will need to be a Radisson Rewards Member. Non-members receive up to 20% off. Not a member? Join today.
Simply make your booking, and we will automatically send you the link to claim your 2 for 1 tickets at any of the below Merlin attractions, including: The lastminute.com London Eye, The London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure! London, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds London.”
You can book between now and 31st December 2021, for stays between 17th May – 31st December 2021.
As you can see above, the basic idea is that Radisson Rewards members (sign up here for free) receive 35% off the Best Flex rate, as well as 2 for 1 tickets to a range of popular London attractions. In addition, kids eat free when dining with a full-paying adult.
I’m also a big fan of the fact that no pre-payment is required, and bookings can be cancelled without penalty up until 24 hours before the stay. That gives you a huge amount of flexibility if you want to ‘lock in’ some dates, but aren’t sure yet if you will be able to travel.
In the original promotional material I got about the sale, there was also a reference to 5,000 bonus points for these bookings, but I can’t see anything in the public terms about that, so I’m not sure if you’ll receive those or not.
What are the prices like?
Surprisingly good – but there is a small quirk you need to be aware of.
For all the dates I checked, these promotional rates match the lowest rates currently available on the Radisson Rewards website (and you’re getting the additional perks on top). However, unless you are signed into your Radisson account, the rates initially appear higher than they actually are…
For example, when I did a search for London on 17th May, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge comes up on the general results page at £139.20 – and states that this is the “Member Only Rate”:
When you click through though, you can see that the actual Members Only Rate is £113.10:
The first rate listed is, in fact, the non-members rate.
The glitch is resolved simply by signing into your account before searching, but it is something to be aware of, because otherwise you might think prices are ~20% higher than they are in reality..
I like the Park Plaza hotels I’ve stayed at in London (particularly Westminster Bridge and Riverbank) and there are some good rates available in the sale. Families, in particular, might well appreciate the extra perks available too.
The real value here though, is that you can make as many bookings as you want with no risk, because prepayment isn’t required (which it usually is for discounted rates). If your plans change, it only takes 30 seconds to cancel online. If prices go down nearer the time, or you find a better deal elsewhere, again just cancel and rebook.
If you are considering a trip to London sometime this year, I would recommend having a quick look at the sale now and maybe locking in a few dates.
These flexible rates also work perfectly with the strategy I outlined recently on how to get cheap suite upgrades too…