Win a Free Night Stay with Radisson’s 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms Giveaway

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Radisson is giving away a free night stay to one lucky Travel Mamas reader as part of its 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms promotion. Read on to learn more about this upscale hotel brand and enter to win!

Radisson 50 Years 50 Days

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota, there was this tall, glorious hotel called Radisson that I often saw from the backseat window of my family’s wood-paneled spitfire orange station wagon as I rode from our little town of Eden Prairie into the big Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. I was 8 years old when my family packed up our every belonging and watched it all drive off in a moving van toward what would be our new home in exotic Scottsdale, Arizona. Needing a place to stay for a night before we flew to the desert, my parents drove us to this tall hotel with its red Radisson sign. Because my family typically stayed at budget motels, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Were we going to stay at the Radisson?!

As my big brother and I whooped and skipped from the parking lot to the entrance, we kept asking, “Are we really staying at the Radisson, Dad, really?”

That’s my first memory of staying in a Radisson.

From Minnesota to Arizona, Canada to Europe, Africa to Australia—there are currently 419 Radisson hotels to choose from worldwide, with another 181 slated to open by 2015. The brand offers two levels of service: upper-upscale at Radisson Blu or upscale at Radisson.

Radisson 50 Years 50 Days

Enter to win!
You could win a free night voucher, valid for one free night, standard room, double occupancy at any North American Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel of the winner’s choice. The voucher expires one year after issue date. The full terms and conditions are located on the room night voucher. Travel Mamas team members and their immediately family are not eligible to win.

The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter. The winner will be announced on and will receive notification via email. If the winner does not reply to the notification email within 48 hours of receipt, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter. The contest ends at 12:01 am on October 30, 2012 EST. (So, really, on October 29th.)

In your comment below, please be sure to include which Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel in North America you would like to visit! Generic responses like, “Great giveaway!” will be disqualified.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.
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About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is a mom of two and the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of THE TRAVEL MAMAS' GUIDE, she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen teaches blogging classes and has given travel tips on television, radio, and as a paid video blogger. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing.


  1. Liz Newsome says:

    I’d choose Radisson Hotel Orlando – International Drive!

  2. Halifax NS!

  3. I’m about to visit NY so I would go for Radisson Martinique on Broadway

  4. i would use the accommodations to visit family & friends back home.

  5. Free hotel rooms sure come in handy! Thanks for the contest!

  6. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago!

  7. Forgot to say I would like to go to Newport Beach, CA

  8. portland or salt lake,

  9. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to stay in Lancaster, PA

  10. We hope to visit San Francisco or Seattle this holiday! Fingers crossed – thanks for the cool giveaway opportunity!

  11. If I won I would love to visit Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago!

  12. Hard to choose! Most likely it will be wherever our whim takes us. :) I stayed at a Radisson last year and the staff and accommodations were great!

  13. I want to go to the Raddison in Addis Ababa because I want to go back to Ethiopia!

  14. Radisson Blu in Chicago!

  15. What a great giveaway! I would go somewhere by a beach and where fruity drinks are served.

  16. Sue Johnson says:

    Radisson Hotel on the beach, Corpus Christi, TX. My husband and I go every year for our birthday/anniversary (October 16, 17, 18) but we couldn’t go this year because he was sick. First time in about 10 years that we’ve missed.

  17. Tough choice, but I would choose Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago.

  18. Our son plays a travel sport. It’s not glamorous, but I’d choose a Radisson near one of our away games. Travel costs really add up fast!

  19. I’d love to visit the Radisson Canmore near Banff

  20. I would use it at the Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel in Oslo for our trip next spring! Thanks for the contest!

  21. Oops! Didn’t see it was North America right away–I would use it at a Radisson in Orlando :)

  22. downtown slc!

  23. In Florida

  24. I would probably choose the San Diego-Rancho Bernardo location so I could visit my sister!

  25. I certainly could use a little time away in a comfy Radisson Hotel anywhere!!!!

  26. Jason Vollrath says:

    My family loves the Radisson ! We always stay there or a Carlson Rezidor Hotel if there’s one around when traveling.

  27. Great website, love Club Carlson and the Radisson Brand!

  28. I’m up for a trip anywhere, but I’d especially love to plan a trip to Chicago.

  29. Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome
    Via Filippo Turati 171, Rome, 00185 | +39 06 444841 | 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers from Downtown
    Unique design hotel in the heart of Rome

  30. Somewhere in Seattle

  31. Tallahasee Fla.

  32. Definitely the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago!

  33. Im going to Los Angeles soon an staying at a Radisson! Thanks for the contest :)

  34. kfloveinme says:

    Hoping to go to Paris next year! Would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel, Paris Opera!!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  35. Mary Cummings says:

    I’d like to have a staycation here in my hometown. Would love to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia at Harbison, SC!

  36. NY!



  38. I stay at the Radisson when ever possible looking forward to staying at the new Radisson Blu in Chicago…

  39. wilma crissien says:

    Hi!!! I’m a mom of two, one with autism..little getaways..even if for ONE night are so important to us!!! This would be such a wonderful blessing!! Thanks for this chance!!! :))))

  40. I’d surprise my wife with a night at the very cool Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago!

  41. Shanghai on my Asian adventure this summer!!!

  42. Annette D says:

    I’d love to go to Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville West (Biltmore Estate), NC

  43. i would use the stay for a much needed night away with my husband and the father of our three sons. We also adopted our niece that has Down Syndrome. They are all a blessing….just need a brief breather :)

  44. Bradley B. says:

    Radisson Blu in Chicago. I love the look of the building.

  45. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to stay at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway in NYC.

  46. Whoever win this will have a extravagant night cause the Radisson is so cozy!!! I would stay at the one in Lexington but, it wouldn’t matter which ones if I was to stay as long as Ionly.

  47. The Aqua Hotel in Chicago

  48. Elaine Ann says:

    I would love to celebrate my 34th Wedding Anniversary with my husband at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago . . .it would be a dream come true! Thank you!

  49. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago would be my number one choice! Thank you!

  50. Scott Boswell says:

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Chicago for a family vacation

  51. Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel Chicago!

  52. So want to take my kids down to disneyland. So Anaheim :)

  53. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Scottsdale, AZ

  54. I would use it at Radisson Hotel Portland Airport to stay overnight before leaving on an early morning flight. It’s a drive to the airport from where we live and that way we would be well rested before we left.

  55. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    The Radisson in Flagstaff…we live 2 hours from any big city so it would be great to be able to take a day trip there to get some shopping done and not have to drive all the way back home. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  56. I would choose a dallas, tx location.

  57. I would choose Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. I love that city!

  58. Cynthia C says:

    I’d choose Radisson Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista

  59. I would choose the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor

  60. jennifer horn says:

    I’d stay at the Radisson hotel at Opryland in Nashville, Tn.

  61. Peter Schott says:

    Probably the Country Inn & Suites in Knoxville, TN. We’d use that on our travels this season.

  62. I would choose one of the 2 Radisson’s in Washington DC for our upcoming family vacation.

  63. I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu in Chicago for next year’s air show

  64. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i’d go to the radisson martinique in nyc

  65. Lexington, KY

  66. I would like to stay at their location in either Valley Forge PA or Philadelphia PA. Thanks!

  67. Stephen Benjamin says:

    Radisson on Broadway

  68. Radisson Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista

  69. Chicago!

  70. I would like to use it for the Radisson Martinique on Broadway because I will be going to New York for a cruise and will have to stay over

  71. Christine says:

    Philadelphia PA

  72. Seattle or Vancouver!

  73. I’d love to check out the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago

  74. Kristen M. says:

    San Diego

  75. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, then go list to some blues on rush street

  76. Would love a night at the Flagstaff location…kids have been asking to go see snow this winter!

  77. Michelle L. Janasky says:

    Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo
    Unwind in our North San Diego Hotel’s Premium Accommodations
    Ideally situated in the scenic North San Diego area near excellent shopping and pristine golf courses, the Radisson Hotel San Diego – Rancho Bernardo is a welcome retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. During your stay, enjoy our year-round, heated pool and whirlpool, as well as free shuttle service (five-mile radius) and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Our hotel offers you warm hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and excellent services to ensure an outstanding stay. Book online and see what sets the Radisson apart from other San Diego hotels

  78. Anywhere is Hawaii or Central Coast California.

    Need a great vacation with the family and we love the Radisson!

  79. So many places I’d LIKE to go but I’d LOVE to go to New Orleans! I’d choose the Radisson property in the French Quarter.

  80. Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo

  81. Radisson Blu in Chicago

  82. the radisson in san diego because my husband is dying to get back to the beach

  83. Debbie Terry says:

    The one near the Wild Animal Park in Rancho Bernardo

  84. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago!

  85. Radisson – Orlando for our pre-cruise from Port Canaveral

  86. We are staying at a timeshare in Gatlinburg this summer, so we would stay at the Radisson hotel at Opryland so we could catch a show there and not have to drive all the way “home.”

  87. We are planning on visiting friends in Escondido this winter, so the Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo would be a perfect place for us to stay!

  88. Stephanie V. says:
    Fisherman’s Wharf – SF – need to see that amazing city again!!

  89. What the heck… let’s road trip to Cali! LA or San Diego for me, please :)

  90. theresa piselli says:

    Warwick in Philly!

  91. I would pick to spend the night in Philadelphia PA

  92. I would love to visit the Radisson in San Francisco, CA. We could see the sites, visit friends and take a day trip to Napa!

  93. Radisson Orlando, Lake Buena Vista please. we’ll be hitting Disney again soon we hope!

  94. the Radisson in Merriville,In

  95. I would stay at the Radisson in Mexico City

  96. I’d love to stay at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway (NYC)

  97. We would love to visit the Radisson in Orlando! It’s so close to everything.

  98. Karen Lam says:

    I would love to go to Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront, I’ve never been to Toronto before and been itching to go, but one night stay would be too short so I would extend my stay.

  99. Matthew Wood says:

    I would stay at the Radisson Blu Chicago!

  100. beth shepherd says:

    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando Airport, FL

  101. Radisson Blu in Chicago and a day fun at Navy Pier.

  102. Ajay Kondram says:

    My Favourite is Radisson Hotel Orlando

  103. lake bueana vista
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  104. Radisson Blu in Chicago

  105. Angie Gravois says:

    Orlando, FL

  106. It has to be Orlando

  107. Looking forward to the Radisson Blu at Mall of America to open

  108. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would choose Charleston, SC.

  109. Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

  110. Leslie Damish says:

    Boston, Ma

  111. kansas city!

  112. Tel aviv Israel………raddison

  113. Montreal!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  114. I would choose the Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront.

  115. My kids would love to go back to the Radisson Suites in Melbourne, Florida….and yeah, I would too.

  116. Amanda Clarke says:

    Indianapolis, Indiana. Thank you!

  117. I’d most likely stay at the Radisson in Philly!

  118. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would pick the Radisson Blu Mall Of America

  119. I’d love to do Newport Beach

  120. Melissa JN says:

    I would choose the Radisson Blu in Chicago!

  121. I would love to go to the Radisson located in Plymouth Harbor Mass.

  122. Lori Walker says:

    washington dc

  123. I’d like to stay in Plymouth.

  124. I’d love to stay at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway in NYC.

  125. Savannah Miller says:

    I would take a local trip :) A night out for me and my hubby no kids allowed!! lol

    The 2 closest to me are in harrisburg and scranton so either one of them would be great

  126. Hubby and I would love to stay at the Branson MO location!

  127. Carol Buchman says:

    I’d probably choose Newport Beach! :)

  128. I would like to stay at the Radisson Resort – Orlando – Celebration location so that we could finally see what Disney World is like! Thanks!

  129. Joshua Grode says:

    I’m totes excited about the Radisson Blu Chicago!!!

  130. danielle hall says:


  131. I’d want to stay at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC!

  132. Dee Hadley says:

    I would go to San Antiono. I would love to be on the River Walk!

  133. Nataly Carbonell says:

    orlando, fl

  134. I would stay at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway on my next visit to NYC!

  135. carol lewis says:

    Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo near San Diego.

  136. Flagstaff Arizona

  137. I love NYC! And I love to stay at Radisson Martinique on Broadway.

  138. I would choose New York, NY!

  139. I’d love to stay at the Radisson Martinque on Broadway in NYC.

  140. I have been wanting to plan a trip to San Fran lately, so the Fisherman’s Wharf one would be perfect!

  141. Renita Hosler says:

    I have been working for 5 days straight on Hurr Sandy. I would love a Radisson Give Away to Phoenix Arizona. My stay would be the Radisson Phoenix Chandler

  142. Raddison Blu at Aqua. Beautiful building by a female architect. Would love to stay there!

  143. We are about to take a road trip – so I have a list across the west!

  144. Boston! For a fun family getaway…history, science museum, a walk in the commons!

  145. tanvir hossain says:

    its awesome for us to give 50 days free… i like it

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