In Las Vegas, there’s an infinite amount of ways to save money on upgrades (when the $20 trick doesn’t pull through) and use your hotel points and status in thanks to a number of casino crossover partnerships.
The Hyatt & MLife and Wyndham & Caesars partnerships are the big players, but let’s not forget that you can also use IHG Rewards points at The Palazzo / Venetian, Marriott points and status perks at The Cosmopolitan, and Hilton Honors points at the new Waldorf Astoria.
Now Radisson is the next hotel brand to claim a spot on the strip. This week, Radisson Rewards announced the debut of a Las Vegas strip hotel that can be booked using Radisson Rewards points – Treasure Island – TI Hotel & Casino.
Radisson Rewards members can now redeem 44,000 points for a night in a deluxe room, and members can earn points on paid status beginning in in the spring of 2020.
While standard rates typically hover around $70-$200 a night, redeeming Radisson Rewards points for a free night can be a good value if you have a hard time using them or when the nightly rate is pushing towards $200 or more.
Unfortunately, the mandatory resort fee does apply to award bookings as of now, but hopefully Radisson Rewards realizes that practice is not up to par with award bookings at other chains, such as Hyatt and Hilton, and can make a change in their members’ favor.
Treasure Island has over 3,000 rooms, a 95,000-square foot casino, pool, spa, and 18 upscale and casual restaurants, bars and lounges. The property is also home to Mystère™ by Cirque du Soleil, is centrally-located on the strip, and close to tons of upscale shopping.
It’s also worth noting that TI is in the process of renovating all of their guest rooms (which is set to be complete in 2020) and is one of the few hotels that does not charge a parking fee.
I haven’t spent a night at TI before, but I think this partnership is a good way to keep your options open when traveling to Vegas during a busy and expensive time.
I typically don’t go out of my way to earn and redeem Radisson Rewards points, and value them at about .4 cents each, which makes the 44,000 points per-night redemption worth ~$176.
While I don’t have a huge amount of Radisson Rewards points, the brand has made several improvements to Radisson Rewards and their properties, so the addition of Treasure Island is definitely a step in the right direction.
What are your thoughts? Will you use your Radisson Rewards points at Treasure Island in Vegas?