Earlier this year, we reported about how Radisson Rewards no longer had any properties in Manhattan, with the Radisson at JFK airport being the only Radisson property still in New York City at the time. Good news: as of January 1, 2020, there will be three Radisson Rewards properties in Manhattan. They aren’t typically a great value on points, but could be useful during periods of high demand (when room rates are high) and for free night certificates earned on the Radisson Rewards Visa cards.
Three new Radisson options in Manhattan
As you can see in the screen shot above, there are now three Radisson properties in Manhattan:
- Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street
- Radisson Hotel New York Times Square
- Radisson Hotel New York Midtown-Fifth Avenue
All three are in Radisson’s top tier, which means they cost 70,000 points per night for an award stay. That won’t always be a good deal. For example, I looked up a random Wednesday night in January (when room rates tend to be quite low in New York City). Sure enough, all three of these properties were pretty cheap:
Of course, those cheapest rates are nonrefundable and don’t include tax — unlike an award stay. During more popular time periods, you might find these a better value on points.
From my perspective, this is particularly good news because I’ve been spending on my Radisson Rewards Visa Signature card. One of the benefits introduced to that card last year is that you earn a free night certificate (that is only valid in the US) for each $10K in purchases made on the card, up to $30K in purchases (good for three free nights). While there aren’t a ton of amazing uses for the certs, I’ll be happy knowing that at minimum I’ll get three free nights in New York City (I visit at least a couple of times each year). For most people, these likely won’t be a compelling value, but I’d rather see three new Manhattan properties than none in Manhattan as we saw earlier this year.