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1,500 Avios per stay and big discounts at Melia’s new INNSIDE Manchester

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Spanish hotel chain Melia has just opened the first UK site for its INNSIDE chain in Manchester in the new First Street development. The new-build property has 208 rooms.

INNSIDE is a contemporary four-star chain which seems to be aiming for the same market as the Starwood Aloft brand. The hotels are modern in design and feel, attractively priced by focussing on core services yet still offering the four-star services that a business traveller needs.

The two photos (well, one photo and one drawing) on this page give an impression of INNSIDE Manchester. The hotel website is here.

Innside exterior

Until the end of May, all rooms are £99 – but you can do better.

If you are a Melia Rewards member you can, when logged in to, book for just £94, receive 10,000 Melia Rewards points (targeted), receive an upgrade AND receive a £15 credit per day to spend in the hotel when you are there.  Not a bad package.

You must be logged in to see if you qualify for the 10,000 points bonus.  Only some Melia Rewards accounts have this offer.  Make sure that the ‘+ 10,000 points’ icon shows on the booking page next to the rate you choose.

What does 10,000 MeliaRewards points get you?

Looking purely at airline transfers, 10,000 Melia Rewards points will convert into 1,500 Avios points in Iberia Plus.  Melia is not a British Airways partner but you can move the Avios from to using ‘Combine My Avios’ online.

If you don’t want 1,500 Avios, 10,000 Melia Rewards points will also convert into:

1,666 Lufthansa Miles & More miles

5,000 airberlin topbonus miles

1,666 American Airlines miles

1,666 Flying Blue miles

Interestingly, you can also transfer them into 5,000 Wyndham Rewards points if you collect with the US hotel chain.

Full details of Melia’s airline partners can be found here

Innside bedroom

And a further 2,000 MeliaRewards points for signing up

If you are not already a member of MeliaRewards, you can receive an extra 2,000 points for signing up.  You need to click on the link at the bottom of this page on the Melia website which will take you to the sign-up page.

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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.

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

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

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(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 (17)

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  • Geoggy says:

    Good deal and would like to book it, but after 25 wasted minutes of resetting passwords which don’t work and then giving in and trying to re-register and then the form not submitting repeatedly, they can sod off

    • Geoggy says:

      So the desktop site is fine. Just avoid the mobile site it’s awful

      So I’ve logged in and the cheapest room is £158 ? Am I doing something wrong?

      It’s for a Saturday? The 23rd

      • Geoggy says:

        I’ll just talk to myself whilst you all have a lie in ;0)

        I can get rate on other nights clearly the Saturdays have been a tad popular

  • uk_jm says:

    I was in Manchester at the weekend and check-it as I got the email from Melia too last week. This place is still a building-site. Not sure how long for but clearly not what you want for a night of rest..

  • Graeme says:

    Having just tried, “The bonus points you earn when you sign up for the programme cannot be transferred” so you can’t sign up for the 2,000 points and transfer them straight to Iberia Plus. Ah well!

  • Gregor says:

    I’m logged in and have tried half a dozen random dates in May but not seeing any “+ 10,000” points icon.

    • Rob says:

      You must be logged in as a Melia Rewards member.

      • Gregor says:

        I’m definitely logged in. Where is the 10,000 points icon?! I also spoke to someone at Melia and she had no idea what I was talking about.

        • Rob says:

          On the booking page next to the rate. Will email you a screenshot later!

          • Ron says:

            I can’t see that +10000 icon anywhere and I’ve definitely signed in.

          • Raffles says:

            Weird. I sent it to Gregor. Perhaps it is targetted in some way?

  • Simon says:

    I am not getting any rooms showing for £99. Trying for 2 adults and 2 children, or even just 2 adults,

    • Rob says:

      Sure? Just looked at 19 May at random and it is there at £99, or £94 + £15 credit for Melia Rewards members.

      The bigger rooms that can take two kids as well are not £99.

      • Simon says:

        No matter what date I chose I don’t get £99. Going to call them!

  • Sasha says:

    Is it still possible to book and get points without showing up?

    • Rob says:

      Doubt it – and can you get that much value from 10,000 Melia points?

  • Jamsey says:

    Just joined and got my 2,000 points however there is no +10,000 points showing at the booking, the £15 credit is showing but not the points! Oh well what a waste of time!

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