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Bonus Avios with Langham, Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont, Radisson Edwardian, Shangri-La

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There are a lot of offers around at the moment offering bonus Avios points on your hotel stays.  In general, these rely on you turning down hotel loyalty points and asking to receive a one-off Avios bonus instead.

I have already covered three of these deals – click for my articles:

triple Avios with Accor (Novotel, Mercure, Sofitel, Ibis, Pullman etc) until October 31st

triple Avios with Hyatt and Andaz until September 30th

triple Avios with Small Luxury Hotels of the World until September 30th

Here are the other offers.  You can find full details of all of these by visiting the ‘News and Offers’ page of ba.com here.

Fairmont

You will receive 20% off and double Avios on stays at European Fairmont properties (not the North American ones) until 30th October.

This includes The Savoy in London, below, and Fairmont St Andrews.  Full details can be found on the Fairmont website here.

Savoy

Mandarin Oriental

Until September 30th, 25 Mandarian Oriental hotels are offering double Avios points – 1,600 per stay – when you pay an ‘eligible rate’.  This appears to exclude most promotional deals.

Full details are on the Mandarin Oriental website here.

Langham London

The Langham

Until September 30th, you will receive a 10% discount on club rooms and suites and double Avios points, up to 3,000 per stay, at Langham Group properties.

Full details are on The Langham website here.  All properties globally are taking part.

You can see my review of The Langham London, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, here.  Langham also generously sponsored a competition on HfP last year.

Shangri La Shard

Shangri-La

Until August 31st, you will receive 1,000 Avios for a two-night stay, 1,500 for a three-night stay and 2,000 for a four-night stay.  This covers not just the Shangri-La brand but also Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen.

Full details are on the Shangri-La site here.

Radisson Blu Edwardian

The Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels in London, which includes The Mayfair, are offering triple Avios – 1,500 points per stay – on bookings until September 10th.

There is no minimum stay which is interesting, especially at the Heathrow property.  You can find more details here.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Finally, hotels in the Preferred Hotels & Resorts consortium are offering double Avios (1,000 per stay) for bookings of two nights or more.  This offer runs until March 2016.

Participating properties are on the Preferred site here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

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

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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

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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

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

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (5)

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  • Dynamo says:

    Contradictory T’s&C’s for the Radisson offer, says any number of nights as well as: Minimum stay of two nights is required. Assuming it is only one night it doesn’t really make the Heathrow hotel mattress run territory, or am I missing something?

    • Brian says:

      1500 Avios would never be enough for a mattress run – I expect the point Raffles is making is that the Heathrow hotel is probably the cheapest of the RBE hotels and so, if you have to spend a night near the airport, it might be a decent choice because of the Avios.

      • Rob says:

        Exactly. For a quick cheap airport stay I would be willing to stay anywhere for 1500 Avios if price etc comparable. I would not do a 3 night stay in central London specifically in a Radisson purely for the bonus if the hotel was not the best choice too for price and location.

  • Stuart says:

    Does anyone know how status is taken in to account with the Accor triple avios promotion? In the terms and conditions it says the bonus is based on classic status. What does that mean if you have Platinum status?

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