Radisson Rewards Program Review

Radisson Rewards is the loyalty program of Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) and the successor of Club Carlson! Club Carlson went from much praised program to mostly ignored after a number of sharp devaluations. With new owners and a new name, RHG is re-launching the rewards program. Find out what it offers now and who it might be interesting for! … Continue reading

Upscale oasis on Patong Beach – Swissotel Phuket Patong Thailand

If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading

Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Card Review

The Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature card by US Bank is the replacement of the Club Carlson Visa card. In addition to the new name and design, you get a few changes in perks for the card. It’s a small improvement and I recommend to get and hold the card, despite the loss of a lot of benefits over the … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Boeing B777 long-haul business class review

Cathay Pacific (CX) is a SkyTrax 5-Star Airline and has been in the Top 10 for the last 8 years. CX Business Class contributes to those awards with a great hard product, good food and entertainment and solid service. My recent experience on a long-haul flight on their latest Boeing B777 from the US to Hong Kong wasn’t quite a … Continue reading

Radisson Hotel Group – Facts & Figures

Radisson Hotel Group (formerly known as Carlson Hotels) is one of the smaller hotel groups with just under 1,200 hotels worldwide. They are also one of the more difficult to track due to their complex ownership structure. With Carlson Hotels responsible for the Americas business and Carlson Rezidor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, they have operated like two … Continue reading

Modern hotel in an out-of-the-way location: Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate

The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate offers modern rooms, friendly service and great amenities including a beautiful pool, gym and several very good restaurants. The location half-way between the airport and downtown is a mixed blessing – with nothing in walking distance, but everything 20-30 minutes away by taxi. Read my Novotel Abu Dhabi review to find out if this could … Continue reading