Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

I first ran this analysis back in July 2013.  However, there have been some major changes since then.  This is an updated list.

Whilst British Airways has its own partner hotels, Iberia Plus has its own, different, list.  And, with the number of different hotel groupings, it is not always easy to know if your hotel is part of a bigger grouping that lets you earn Avios points.

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This post is my best attempt at listing every hotel chain that lets you collect Avios points. Please let me know of any errors or omissions in the comments at the bottom!

All earnings rates are for BA unless stated otherwise.  Where I mention an Iberia Plus earning rate, this is because BA does not support that hotel chain. Hilton is now the only chain where you earn more Avios in Iberia Plus than in British Airways Executive Club.

The only groups that allow you to collect directly into avios.com accounts are Marriott and Accor.

You can find out more about the British Airways Executive Club hotel partners via ba.com here.

The Avios-earning hotel directory:

Abba Hotels (Abba) – Variable earning in Iberia Plus only, see Iberia website

AC Hotels (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Adagio (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

all seasons (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

aloft (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Anantara (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Andaz (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Hyatt Gold Passport points

Autograph (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Barceló Hotels (Barceló) – 150-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Candlewood Suites (IHG) - 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Conrad (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Courtyard by Marriott (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Crowne Plaza (IHG) - 2 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Derby Hotels (Derby) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only (4)

Doubletree (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Eaton Hotels (Langham) – 250 Avios per night

EDITION (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

element (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Embassy Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Fairfield Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Fairmont (Fairmont) – 750 Avios per stay

First Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Four Points (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Gaylord (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Grand Melia (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Hace Hoteles (Hace) – 450-600 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hampton by Hilton (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Hesperia (NH) - 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Hilton / Hilton Garden Inn (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Holiday Inn Express (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Holiday Inn (IHG) - 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Home2Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 with a cap of 100 Avios - see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Homewood Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Hotel Indigo (IHG) - 2 Avios per $1 in BA or 1 Avios per $1 in Iberia Plus or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Hoteles Center (Center) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Hoteles Elba (Elba) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hyatt and all Hyatt sub-brands (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Hyatt Gold Passport points

Iberostar – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Ibis (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Innside (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

InterContinental (IHG) – 500 Avios per stay outside North America and 2 Avios per $1 elsewhere or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

JW Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Kempinski (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Kerry Hotels (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Langham / Langham Place (Langham) – 500 Avios per night

Le Meridien (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Leela (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Lungarno Collection (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members (4)

Luxury Collection (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Mandarin Oriental (Mandarin Oriental) – 800 Avios per stay plus extra benefits for BA Silver and Gold members

Marco Polo Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Marriott Executive Apartments (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

ME (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Melia (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Mercure (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Metropoli (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

MGallery (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Mirvac Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Mokara Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

NH Hoteles – 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Novotel (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Occidental (Occidental) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Omni (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Pan Pacific (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Paradisus (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Paradores (Paradores) – 300 – 1,125 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Park Inn (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Park Plaza (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

PARKROYAL (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Preferred Hotels / Preferred Boutique (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Protea Hotels – 1 Avios in the South African avios.com scheme per Rand 10 (7)

Pullman (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Radisson SAS / Blu (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Raffles (Raffles) – 500 Avios per stay

Renaissance (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Residence Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Ritz-Carlton (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Rusticae (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Shangri-La (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Shaza Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

Sheraton (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Small Luxury Hotels of the World – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Sofitel (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

Sol (Melia) – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

SpringHill Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

St Regis (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Staybridge Suites (IHG) - 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Sterling Hotels / Sterling Design (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Summit Hotels & Resorts (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Swissotel (Swissotel) – 500 Avios per stay

Taj (Taj) – 500 Avios per stay

Thalasso Sea & Spa (Accor) – 1 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

The Doyle Collection (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members (4)

The Gateway (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

Tivoli Hotels (GHA) – 500 Avios per stay plus room upgrade for BA Gold members

TownePlace Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Traders (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Tryp (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Vivanta by Taj (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

W (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Waldorf-Astoria (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton HHonors points

Westin (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Worldhotels (Worldhotels) – 1,000 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only (4)

Notes:

(1) – The transfer rate to Iberia Plus and BAEC has now been equalised at 1:1 by Accor, so there is no longer any advantage in transferring to Iberia

(2) – You must be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay. Gold and Platinum SPG members earn 3 Avios per $1.

(3) – You must be a member of Marriott Rewards to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay.

(4) – Hotels in this grouping are all independently named but display this branding somewhere in their promotional material

(5) – You need to set your Hilton HHonors account ‘Points & Variable Miles’ to earn airline miles (you will also earn some Hilton points as well).  Note that if you credit to Virgin Atlantic instead of Avios you will earn twice the miles (2 per $1).

(6) – You must be a member of IHG Rewards Club to earn Avios

(7) – Miles from the South African avios.com scheme can be transferred to your usual ba.com account via ‘Combine My Avios’.  Must be a member of the Prokard Loyalty Programme to earn Avios.  Marriott has recently bought this chain so it will be merged into Marriott Rewards during 2014.

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Comments

  1. Hackenberg says:

    One addition is the Protea Hotel group in South Africa. They offer 1 Avios per $1 (R10). It’s new to the Avios program and the Avios get credited straight into your avios.com account. http://www.avios.com/za/en_za/collect/protea-hotels?from=collectNav

  2. Accor equalised BA and IB+ ages ago… IB+ is now the same 2:1 ratio as BA and Avios.

  3. You should make this page a sticky, will be useful when you get walked by a bigger chain, in order to double dip.

    • It has always been on the ‘Favourite Posts’ list near the top – there is a similar list for Avios-earning airlines as well

  4. Actually, Accor is having a BA promotion: triple miles between now and March 31st.
    You can acces it here: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/leclub/hotels-offers/promotion-22618-hotel-offer.shtml?sourceid=7304739-10925976-&merchantid=RT-IE000010-&xtor=AL-40

  5. The IHG website says it is still more lucrative to collect into Iberia Plus

    British Airways
    Executive Club Members can earn 500 Avios Points per Qualifying Stay at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Staybridge Suites®and Candlewood Suites®properties worldwide. 100 Avios per Qualifying Stay at Holiday Inn Express® properties worldwide.

    Iberia
    1,800 Avios points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts. 1,500 Avios per qualifying stay at Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, and Hotel Indigo; 1,000 Avios per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites; 600 Avios per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn Express hotels.

    http://www.ihg.com/hotels/gb/en/global/earn-rewards/miles

    • This is an error. These are the old rates which were replaced last year, for some reason the website is showing them again.

  6. Lady London says:

    From this list, it looks like I had better start brushing up on my Spanish as Iberia does seem to have some nice rewards arrangements with Spanish-owned hotel chains.

    If any knows of any better source for similar info relating to car hire, I’d appreciate. Have looked at FT from time to time but without such a comprehensive overview as Raffles has kindly provided here. Thanks Raffles.

  7. I have a Shangri La stay for 10 night coming up. Which is bes to transfer or keep the points into Shangri La?

    • For 10 nights, take the points and see what you get. Might have enough for a free night which will be worth more for the miles. And if not enough, you can still convert them to miles later.

  8. Maybe this is a stupid question, but do Hilton still pay out points and miles for bookings made through hotels.com? If so, that would be quadruple dip:

    • Cashback from TCB
    • Welcome Rewards from Hotels.com
    • HHonors points
    • airline points

    And do they honour elite status during the stay?

  9. Shangri La has posted 1000 x 2 ;-)