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.

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 […]

Coming on Monday – an exclusive HFP competition with the ME London hotel!

Monday may be ‘back to work day’ for the UK, but here is something to get excited about: Next week we will be running an exclusive competition in association with the ME London hotel. They have donated a very generous prize which we will be […]

My review of Melia’s new INNSIDE New York NoMad hotel

This is my review of Melia’s new INNSIDE New York NoMad hotel. New York, I love you!   As my friend was getting married in the States this summer, I decided to combine the wedding with a New York trip and, as you do, review two […]

My review of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, Italy (part 1)

This is my review of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, operated by Melia Hotels International. If you’ve been to Milan before, you know that this city is a popular weekend break destination with a number of high end hotel options, including a Four Seasons, Park […]

My review of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, Italy (part 2)

In Part One of my review of the ME Milan – Il Duca I had a look at the hotel location and the different room options. This is Part Two where I focus on what you can do when you leave your room! The first thing […]

Bonus Avios offers with Starwood, Melia Hotels and NH Hotels (and The Economist offer returns!)

As well as the Hilton HHonors promotion I trailed yesterday, Iberia Plus is currently running three other Avios special offers with major hotel groups. As Avios can be transferred from an Iberia Plus account into a British Airways Executive Club account – as long as […]

Bits: redeem Avios from Humberside!, win 60,000 Avios with Melia, £129 Park Plaza London

News in brief: Now redeem your Avios points from Humberside Airport Great news for anyone living near Hull, Grimsby or Scunthorpe!  From next Friday 15th April, British Airways is launching flights from Humberside Airport. OK, it isn’t quite as exciting as that.  It isn’t British […]

New ‘buy points’ deals with United, Carlson, American, Hyatt, Melia … and a Flying Blue deal coming

Buying miles and points is rarely a great deal at the standard pricing although it can (as with the IHG Rewards Club flash sale last week) make sense during special offers. Of course, if you only need a few thousand points to ‘top off’ an account […]

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. […]

Are the new Amex Platinum Hilton, Melia and Shangri-La benefits worth much?

As I announced on HFP last week, and subsequently confirmed to cardholders in writing, American Express has added three new hotel benefits to the Platinum charge card package: Hilton HHonors Gold status Melia Rewards Gold status Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade status However, it is also removing Le Club […]

New Amex Platinum hotel benefits launched! But a shock exit too ….

Back in October, I wrote about the new deal that American Express had done with Hilton HHonors to offer status as part of the American Express Platinum benefits package. It had been slowly rolling out globally but had not yet reached the UK. However, a […]

Bits: cheapest ever American Airlines ‘buy miles’ deal, Melia sale – Manchester from £41

News in brief: American Airlines selling AA miles for possibly the cheapest price ever American Airlines recently announced a major devaluation of its AAdvantage programme from March 2016. What better time to launch the heaviest discounts on buying American Airlines miles that I can remember! If […]

Bits: 3000 American Airlines miles at Ramada / Days Inn, Cathay at Gatwick, buy cheap Melia points

News in brief: 3,000 American Airlines miles per Ramada or Days Inn stay I don’t cover Wyndham Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Ramada and Days Inn, much on HFP.  I did write this overview here if you want to learn more. Despite this, there are a […]