Melia Rewards

Melia Rewards is the loyalty scheme for Spanish hotel group Melia. Brands include ME, Gran Melia, Sol Melia and Tryp. Points can be used for free nights or transferred into the Iberia Plus Avios scheme, from where you can move them to avios.com or British Airways Executive Club.

You can find out more about Melia and Melia Rewards on their website here.

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

How to swap points between programmes with www.points.com

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘points.com’ as the merchant. points.com is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for various frequent traveller schemes. […]

Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

3,000 bonus Avios via Melia Gold for Amex Platinum upgraders

Melia Rewards Gold status is one of the new benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card which were introduced in 2015. One of the benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card is the hotel statuses which come with it.  You can receive status […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

Bits: Iberia competition winner, Kaligo.com bonus, 10% off Melia hotels

News in brief: HFP reader wins Iberia’s Facebook competition A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a competition that Iberia was running on Facebook to win 120,000 Avios points. There were only 188 entries when I wrote about it, so I was fairly sure that – […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

EDIT:  Best Western is not in this article but was added as a partner in September 2017 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 […]

American Express Platinum gains a SEVENTH hotel status partner, indirectly

(EDIT: following a comment below, I have reworked this article because my original merging of Marriott and Starwood benefits may have been confusing.) If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending […]

My review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid (Part 1)

This is my review of Melia’s new Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid. After one night in Ibiza and an Air Nostrum flight to Madrid, I found myself at the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques and here is my review. Melia gave me […]

My review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid (Part 2)

Here is part two of my review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid.  You can read Part 1, which includes a video we shot, here. Restaurants Breakfast was served in the Corora Gallery. During the sunnier months guests can also enjoy […]

Bits: Avis comp winners, Star Alliance HEx upgrade is back, Melia sale + new Frankfurt hotel

News in brief: Did you win 18,000 Avios from Avis? I heard from six readers yesterday who were among the 100 people who won 18,000 Avios in the recent Avis competition we wrote about. Do post below if you won but didn’t contact me yesterday.  I would […]

And the winner of a weekend stay at ME London is…

A big thanks to everyone who entered our competition last week in association with Melia Hotels International. Over 5000 people entered and around 1000 used Twitter for a second entry.  The winning entry was actually a Twitter entry ….. Unfortunately there can only be one […]

ENDS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY – Win a 5-star weekend break with ME London and Head for Points!

This is your final reminder that TODAY, FRIDAY is your last chance to enter the great competition on Head for Points this week in association with Melia Hotels International. The competition closes at midnight tonight. One lucky reader will win a 2-night weekend stay at the 5-star […]

REMINDER: Win a 5-star weekend in London at the ME London hotel!

This is a reminder that you have three days left to enter the great competition on Head for Points this week in association with Melia Hotels International. One lucky reader will win a 2-night weekend stay at the 5-star ME London hotel on the Aldwych. A […]

Win a 5-star weekend in London at the ME London hotel!

This week we are running a great competition on Head for Points in association with Melia Hotels International. One lucky reader will win a 2-night weekend stay at the 5-star ME London hotel on the Aldwych. A bit about ME London ME London was designed […]