Transfer Radisson Americas Points
In August, we heard that Choice Hotels is buying Radisson Hotels Americas. I consider this good news, one reason being “Radisson Hotels Americas” is one of the clunkier hotel chain names out there. But really, I’m more into it because I’m a fan of niche hotel programs and mid-tier chains. I took advantage of the stellar 1:2 Citi ThankYou to Choice Hotels point transfer ratio for quite some time, and it still lasts. Also, I recently wrote about how to share various hotel point currencies and learned one big thing new to me. Here’s why you should transfer Radisson Americas points to your Choice Privileges account now and how to do so.
Why You Should Care
Again, I shared in my hotel points transfer article various benefits for combining hotel points with others. Beyond those factors, Choice acquiring Radisson and both parties’ points transfer policies give many a huge reason to transfer Radisson Americas points now.
It comes down to this. Radisson Rewards Americas members can transfer to others in their household, and elites can transfer to anyone. But Choice Privileges does not allow point transfers to other individuals at all.
By transferring Radisson points now, members can aggregate future-Choice points in the optimal account without being subject to Choice’s draconian policy when the programs and currencies combine. And doing so is tremendously easy.
Our Radisson Americas Points Transfer Experience
Since I’m a busier traveler than my wife and I generally enjoy Radisson and Choice properties more than she does, we wanted to transfer her Radisson Americas points to my account. She called Radisson Americas at 888-288-8889 and was quickly connected to a phone rep. The rep asked for my wife’s full name, Radisson Rewards Americas number, and the points amount she wanted to transfer. My wife stated “all of them” but also confirmed the exact amount in the account.
The rep asked her for my info next – just my name and Radisson Rewards Americas number. Before submitting the transfer, the rep told my wife what my new points balance would be and advised that transfers occur within 24 hours. My wife authorized the transfer, and I then checked my Radisson balance during the still-active phone call. The points arrived immediately! My wife thanked the rep, and the call ended. The call took under five minutes.
Beyond an online method, the phone transfer couldn’t have been simpler. If you’re in a similar situation, I strongly recommend a Radisson points transfer now to leverage their quite flexible, easy process. Of course, it’s possible that Choice eventually updates their terrible points transfer policy, but we certainly cannot count on that. Have you transferred Radisson Americas points? How was the process for you?
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