The time has come to keep or cancel my Club Carlson cards. We know the glory days of these cards are over so it’s not worth discussing the past. (unless you want to torture yourself, see Where Did You Go? 6 Great Pre-Deval Redemptions) Now, it’s a numbers game. Is $60 for the business and $75 for the personal worth 80,000 Club Carlson points cumulatively? I have a current balance of 70,000 so I rationalized paying the annual fee one more time, something that I said last year.
Properties like the Radisson Blu Cape Town, the stellar Radisson Blu Chicago, the great Radisson 1919 Iceland, the ocean resort at of the Radisson Cartagena, or the most novel hotel in the world, the Radisson Sonya St. Petersburg (review coming) are great places to redeem Club Carlson points while enjoying gold elite status.
There are so many great Club Carlson hotels (full review list here) in remote locales that I will probably the keep vs. cancel debate again next year.