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3 Reported Killed of 170 People Held Hostage at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako in Mali

Posted at the official Internet web site of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako in Mali is this disturbing message pertaining to the taking of 170 people hostage — at least three of whom are reportedly killed — by what are being described as two gunmen from an radical extremist militant group known as Ansar al-Din, which seeks to implement Islamic Sharia in Mali…

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Earn 15,000 Bonus Gold Points With One Eligible Stay at Select Park Inn Hotels

Stay at any of 16 Park Inn by Radisson hotel properties in the United States, Canada or Latin America through Thursday, December 31, 2015 and earn 15,000 bonus Gold Points — which are enough for an award night at a Category 1 or Category 2 Carlson Rezidor hotel property — after completion of an eligible stay during the promotion period.

You must…

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2,000 Bonus Gold Points with Club Carlson Each Night During Eligible Stays

Club Carlson has a very simple yet potentially lucrative promotion occurring right now: through Sunday, September 27, 2015, you can earn 2,000 bonus Gold Points per night during eligible stays at any of the greater than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotel and resort properties — including the Radisson, Radisson Blu, Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Quorvus Collection brands — worldwide with the Get Online and Get Going Promotion.

Simply book your reservations on an official Internet web site of Carlson Rezidor or mobile software application program installed on your portable electronic device; but you…

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Enter For a Chance to Win 75,000 Club Carlson Gold Points

Today is the last day of the first of four entry periods during 75 days where you can enter for a chance to win 75,000 Club Carlson Gold Points in the Around the World in 75 Days sweepstakes by clicking here to view the Instagram video recapping travels to date around the world on Instagram and commenting on the video for this week for your chance to win.

Each day is a “tour” of a different place around the world; and eleven countries have already been featured up to today.

The sweepstakes ends on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:59:59 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time; and during this time, there will be four entry periods as shown below where all times are in the morning Eastern Daylight Time…

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Despite Devaluation, Great Deals Can Still Be Found With Club Carlson

Club Carlson is not my preferred frequent guest loyalty program — but that is not because I believe it is a bad program. Rather, it is simply because there are other frequent guest loyalty programs which I prefer to…er…frequent.

Yes, there are 212 of a total of 329 hotel and resort properties which will increase in award categories as of Monday, June 1, 2015. Yes, some of the hotel and resort properties will jump by greater than one award category. Yes, a new Category 7 had been added last year, which will cost you 70,000 Club Carlson Gold Points per night at hotel and resort properties — more of which will fall within that new award category. Yes, the increases in award categories will become effective less than a month after the announcement, which is not terrible but not much advance notice…

…but the news is not completely dismal, as…

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Triple Points Time With Club Carlson

It is Triple Points Time: through Saturday, June 28, 2015, you can earn 40 bonus Gold Points per dollar spent on eligible stays at greater than 1,000 participating Carlson Rezidor hotel and resort properties worldwide in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points you would normally earn — but you must first register for this promotion in order to participate; and you must be a member of the Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program.

Once you are registered for this promotion, provide your Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program membership number at the time of reservation or when you check in at the hotel; and you will earn triple Gold Points on eligible stays at hotel properties worldwide under the following brands…

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How to Get Two Hotel Nights for $70.00 With Club Carlson

Ric Garrido posted this article earlier today pertaining to where Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program members can purchase 10,000 Gold Points for $70.00 and receive a bonus of 100 percent — meaning that you will actually receive 20,000 Gold Points for that same $70.00 — but this offer is available only on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 12:01 in the morning to 11:59 in the evening Central Standard Time; and you must log into your account to access the promotion here.

The first thing about which I thought was my stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Budapest hotel property last month during my unintentional trip around the world, which…

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Motorist Drove Car Through Hotel Room

Talk about crashing for the night at a hotel room — literally.

Two guests staying at a Country Inn and Suites hotel property were surprised earlier this morning by a car which crashed through their hotel room and came to rest with part of the vehicle in the interior hallway.

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Review: Park Inn by Radisson Budapest

I am currently at the Park Inn by Radisson Budapest hotel property — a fairly new hotel property which opened approximately two years ago.

Below are some photographs of the room to which I was assigned — as well as the exterior of the hotel property itself…

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