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The Melia hotel group has launched an aggressive promotion with Iberia Plus which could earn you a lot of Avios in the coming weeks, especially if you are travelling to Madrid.

Until 30th April, you earn TRIPLE Avios at airport hotels in Madrid and DOUBLE Avios at Melia hotels in Madrid, London, Rome and Vienna.

Melia White House earn Avios

This is a great deal for longer stays, because Melia awards you by the night:

Gran Melia / Me / Paradius – 525 Avios per night (now 1,050 per night)

Melia / Innside – 225 Avios per night (now 450 per night)

Tryp by Wyndham – 225 Avios per night (now 450 per night)

Sol – 150 Avios per night (now 300 per night)

You can find more details on the Iberia website here.

Remember that you MUST credit the stay to Iberia Plus, not British Airways Executive Club.  If you don’t have an Iberia Plus account, you can open one for free.

You can then transfer your Avios across to BA or via ‘Combine My Avios’ online, although you need to wait until your Iberia account has been open for 90 days.

You can check out potential properties on the Melia website site.

If you are travelling to London, you should take a look at the Melia White House (photo above, although it is prettier than the photo implies – it is a 1930’s Poirot-style block) which is very close to Regents Park and about 30 seconds from Great Portland Street underground.

I met someone there for a drink this week and was impressed by how pleasant it was.  As a Melia-branded hotel, you would earn 450 Avios per night until the end of April.

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Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE MeliaRewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Hilton Honors Gold and Radisson Rewards Gold status.

We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.

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The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:

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American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (4)

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  • Volker says:

    On the IBERIA website, you can read “Also, check our new hotels and get double Avios: London, Rome, Vienna …”

    I wonder if the three dots at the end of the statement imply that you get double Avios in other cities as well? The list at the bottom of the page (“view establishments”) obviously shows all Melia group hotels.

    (On the other hand, the Spanish version of the IBERIA offers page has not got the three dots which might answer my question.)

    • Rob says:

      The email version said London, Rome AND Vienna, so I think its just those, plus Madrid. But this is IB we’re talking about …!

  • shd says:

    Can you earn Avios on a points+cash stay?

  • Dwadda says:

    I really enjoy the Melia Whitehouse in London. The executive rooms are very nice, and you get a huge spanish breakfast. A few years back I swore they had the best hamburgers in London – you could get them at the bar, you needn’t stayed – sadly that is no longer the case. Still a great place to meet..

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