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Triple Avios points with NH Hotels – up to 1,350 Avios per night

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NH Hotels is one of those niche European hotel chains that is rarely seen in the UK (although there is one in London) but crop up quite frequently on the continent.

As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes Hesperia and nhow.

Avios NH Hoteles

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (4)

  • Sam says:

    I have a 7 night stay at a Hesperia property coming up in November – alas already booked through BA holidays.

    Is there any way of wringing a few more avios out through the NH rewards / iberia plus partnership? Or is iberia purely a ‘booking’ partner?

    • Rob says:

      Does not hurt to give an IB number at check in but do not expect anything. May get lucky.

  • idrive says:

    great, thank you very much again! this is adding value to my trip back home for Christmas. I made a present to myself, I am organizing a trip with a stopover in Barcelona on 21/12 and will try to make the most of it by booking a NH Hotel and using the £15 discount offered by Lufthansa (it seems I was the only one to comment! on that post), which is the most convenient and only combination possible for Christmas this year. Stopover is the same price as a flight straight back home. I will just need to kick-in 1 or 2 night for a total spend of £100. not bad.
    I will now need to call the Spanish Iberia Customer service and will let you know how easy it is (i speak a little Spanish, though) and Skype will help making the call free.

    • idrive says:

      forgot to mention I also took advantage of the 1500 Avios bonus offered by Iberia for booking by 22/10. Again a great bonus for a Eur79 flight (luggage included) which will produce at least 1000 avios by flying. total potential over 5000 Avios. now i need to see what rates Iberia will offer for the NH Hotels…they are at approx 50Eur on Booking.

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