For my two nights in Berlin, I booked two nights at the Park Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz. As this is a category 4 hotel, awards cost 38k points per night. Coupled with my Club Carlson Visa which saw a lot of use this trip, my cost was effectively only 19k points per night.
While this was not the absolute “best” value for Club Carlson points (my stay at the May Fair in London later on in the trip was far better), I’ve been keen to taper my Club Carlson balance to a more reasonable level.
As a bit of a history lesson, this hotel opened as the Hotel Stadt Berlin in 1970. Fortunately, the hotel was renovated in 2012.
As a Club Carlson Gold member via my credit card, I found a fruit and wine amenity waiting for me when I checked in to my room.