As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes Hesperia and nhow.
Whilst not a British Airways Executive Club partner, you CAN earn Avios points whilst staying with NH Hotels if you credit them to an Iberia Plus account. You can then move the points across to your BA or avios.com account via ‘Combine My Avios’ online.
The standard earning rate with NH Hotels is shown here at iberia.com. You earn 450 Avios per night for a 5-star, 350 per night for a 4-star and 200 Avios per night for a 2-star.
NH Hotels is currently offering a special deal for bookings via Iberia Plus. Although, as usual with the English language Iberia website, it is not entirely clear what is going on!
The email I received from Iberia said that you would receive double Avios in October and triple Avios in November and December.
If you can get yourself booked into a 5-star NH Hotels property, you are looking at a fantastic result – 1,350 Avios points per night for November and December.
There is, however, no formal list of the ‘100 hotels’ offering triple Avios. This page at iberia.com lists a few participating cities, including the main Spanish targets of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao and San Sebastian as well as a selection of European and Latin American cities. You are told to ring NH in Spain for a full list!
Your stay must also fall on a weekend between 1st November and 30th December or (except for hotels in Austria and Germany) during the week of 22nd December.
Separately, it is worth noting that you can also redeem Avios points for NH Hotels. On the face of it, it looks very expensive (to put it mildly) at 37,545 Avios per night for a 5-star. This drops to 26,000 Avios per night during a ‘promotional’ period which is not defined. I still wouldn’t consider this a bargain.
You also need to book by telephone with the Iberia call centre in Spain, which is likely to prove a challenge for anyone who does not speak Spanish. More details on the NH / Iberia web page.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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