Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay.

(I ran a sister article to this in January which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying Club miles.)

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 and Accor are now the only chains 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.

Note that Global Hotel Alliance stopped offering airline miles (except with Lufthansa) on 31st March 2015.  This has removed a large number of chains from this list, including Kempinski.

The Avios-earning hotel directory:

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

Adagio (Accor) – 0.5 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)

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

Bestay Hotel Express (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

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

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

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 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

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

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

Derby Hotels (a Spanish group) – 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 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

EVEN Hotels (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

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

Fairmont (Fairmont) – up to 1000 Avios per stay

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)

Goldmet Inn (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

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) – 0.625 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)

Jin Jiang Hotels (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

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

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

Kimpton Hotels (IHG) – to be integrated into IHG in late 2015

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

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

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

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

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

MGallery (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

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

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

Novotel (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

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

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

Preferred Hotels inc Legend, LVX, Lifestyle, Conneect (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

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

Pullman (Accor) – 1.25 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

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) – 1.25 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)

Swissotel (Swissotel) – 500 Avios per stay

Taj (Taj) – 500 Avios per stay

Thalasso Sea & Spa (Accor) – 0.625 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club Accorhotels points (1)

The Gateway (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

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 of Accor points to Iberia Plus is 1:1 whilst the transfer rate to British Airways to 2:1

(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 & 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

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Comments

  1. Guess I’ll be the first person to respond and say thanks for this. It’s a very useful guide.

    Due to Avios being so easy to gain (BA Shopping portal itself gets me over 200k a year), I tend to assign hotel stays to KrisFlyer or Etihad Guest instead. I was surprised to find even Maybourne (Claridges, Connaught, Berkeley) have a deal with KrisFlyer.

  2. Only became aware that with Carlson (and other brands listed on BA website) you can get 500 avios per stay if you show your Exec card. Are the avios in addition to any Club Carlson points or is it instead of?

    • Instead of …

      • Thanks! This could be worthy of a future article as to when its advisable when to take the hotel points and when to take the avios.

        With Club Carlson rooms can be obtained for £30 a night quite easily. Without doing the exact calculation it must be a better option to take the avios every time rather than the hotel points (say roughly £30 x 1.3 conversion to US$ at the crap rate x 20 per $ = 780), unless there is a promotion on or you are chasing status. There must be a sweet spot where the price of the room dictates that taking the hotel points are better.