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I just received an email that the Radisson Lexington hotel in New York City is leaving the Radisson chain and is being renamed “The Lexington Hotel.” I checked on the Radisson reservations site and it seems like the last day to stay under the Radisson name and earn Club Carlson points is Saturday September 15th.
While this hotel is nothing spectacular, it was a good opportunity to redeem Club Carlson points (earned through the 50,000 point promotions) or free night vouchers (which I purchased a few of during the Amex Daily Getaways promotion last year). I actually put my parents up at this hotel a month ago and had to charm the front desk person to get them upgraded from one double bed to one queen bed. So as I said, not the best hotel due to small rooms, but a good Club Carlson redemption option during expensive hotel times in New York City.
You can still redeem your points at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway (closer to Penn Station), but the option to redeem your points is hardly ever available. This hotel is also much more expensive than the Radisson on Lexington.