Vienna, the City of Music, was the next stop after Salzburg. The Radisson Blu is incredibly centrally located within Vienna’s Ringstrasse making it an excellent base for touring around. Luckily the Radisson Blu Vienna had award availability since it could be tenuous at times. Instead of a nightly rate of $300, we paid 44,000 Club Carlson points for two nights.
As a Club Carlson Gold member, you can usually expect an upgrade to the Business room, which is a bit larger than the standard room. In our case we were very lucky and were upgraded two categories to the Junior Suite, which is a room that has a separate living room and bedroom. It also has the added luxury of two sinks, a shower, and a bath tub. There was also heated tile flooring in the bathroom, something I’ve never seen at another Radisson Blu property.
The hotel is in a historic building in downtown Vienna, but incredibly well renovated – it felt only a few years old. The room was very well appointed with modern furniture and fixtures. It was just beautiful. The hotel also had a basic gym and a hot sauna free to use. This was one of our most memorable Club Carlson redemptions.
This is a part of the series on Chasing Club Carlson Hotels Around the World.