Deals too good to miss

Hotel frequent guest programmes are forever running special deals which encourage you to stay a certain number of nights to get extra points but by far our favourite offers are the simple ones – and it can’t get any simpler than the promotion just launched by Carlson (the company that operates the Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn brands).

To celebrate the re-launch of their programme as Club Carlson, all you have to do is join  (if you are not already a member), register for the promotion and then stay on two separate occasions between now and 15th June and you will get a free night certificate valid until the end of the year.

If you are clever, you can get away with just two individual nights in some of their cheaper hotels and redeem the reward at one of the more expensive ones. However, whichever way you do it, this is definitely a good deal. More details here.

Starwood are also about to launch their own promotion which – rather typically for Starwood – is good, but not as good as others. Stay three times between 1st May and 31st July and get one free night at a slection of hotels. Register here.

Finally, to celebrate the Royal Wedding (if that really is an excuse), Heathrow Express is offering tickets at a 50% discount up until 2nd May. Bookings can only be made on-line here – enter the code HEXB7P when prompted.