Radisson Hotels 2012 Friends and Family Discount Rate

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One of our favorite hotel discounts definitely is the Radisson friends and family discount rate. The discount in 2011 was $80 in the US/Asia/South America and 80 Euros or Pounds in Europe per night. We used it extensively this year especially in Europe where hotel rates are outrageous. The rate is especially good because it usually includes free internet and breakfast, which can be significant savings specially in Europe.

Radisson has extended the program for 2012 and it can be booked via this link: http://www.radisson.com/familyandfriends. Base on a quick check of the rates at a few hotels — the price has not change. The one change compared to last year’s program is that at checkin they might ask for an employee name and the location of the employee’s hotel. So make a friend with a Radisson employee if you want to use this rate.

Radisson is part of the Carlson group which owns the Radisson chain (Radisson, Country Inn, Park Inn, Park Plaza), TGI Friday restaurants and Carlson Wagonlit travel.

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11 Responses to "Radisson Hotels 2012 Friends and Family Discount Rate"

  1. jay says:

    hi, i just saw this….there is a hotel i want to book and the price is good…however, for booking the room the radisson site says “employee name and work location will be required at time of check-in.” …since i found this deal through your site, what do i do? can i use this? do you have a name you could provide? i really appreciate if you can help, b/c i would love to stay at this hotel (that is normally well outside my budget!!)…thanks in advance!!!

  2. lynn says:

    i i booked my trip and it poped up that i need the name and location of and employee. do they check to see if it’s an actual person or is this just a way to scare people off? do you know of anyones name i could use also? thanks

  3. Jett says:

    Anyone receive a response? I would love to know someone’s name also. I want to use this rate!

    • TFD says:

      There’s 3 likely outcomes from using this discount:

      1. They don’t ask at checkin (We would say that’s like 50% chance)
      2. They do ask at checkin (40% chance)
      3. They email or call you for an employee name before you checkin (10% chance, in which case, this deal would not work)

      For scenario 2, here’s some names of Radisson/Carlson employees – http://www.hospitalitynet.org/organization/17000724.html

      • Nomad says:

        Anyone that tries it please let us know how it goes.

        • TFD says:

          Nomad,

          We have used it many times and we have not had any trouble so far.

          thanks,

          -tfd

          • Nomad says:

            Did they ask you for a name? And did you use someone you know or just a random name off the staffing list as linked above. I made my booking. I just want to be prepared.

          • TFD says:

            Nomad,

            No name asked. But we did have a random name from the list just in case.

            -tfd

      • Kathy says:

        As a employee, I can tell you,that especially at peak times,we do request the proper paper work… Not just a name of someone you know but a form that has been filled out by the manager of the property where your”friend” works.

  4. Lynn says:

    Receiving a discount for a product or service is great – who doesn’t love a great deal? But all you need to do is log on o a good travel site or work with a reputable travel agent. Knowingly trying to beat a system is dishonest, AND using a persons name who you dont know, and are unaware of how that my effect them personally and/or their job so you can save a few dollars? I think it is really disconcerting and kind of pathetic.

    • Liz says:

      I completely agree. As a hotel employee myself, there’s nothing that makes me more upset than seeing people abuse the system. It’s because of people like the author that the brands are discontinuing great EMPLOYEE perks like these.

      If you can’t afford to travel otherwise, you shouldn’t be traveling.

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