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Wide range of new Avios hotel promotions – and free Langham London lounge access

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British Airways has unveiled a range of Avios hotel promotions for people who prefer to earn Avios rather than hotel points when they stay.

Full details of all of these offers can be found on the ‘News and Offers’ Executive Club pages on

Here are the deals:

Fairmont Hotels – double Avios and guaranteed late check-out for stays before 31st March.  European hotels only, including The Savoy.  Must pay ‘Best Available Rate’.  Book at

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – double Avios (1,000 per stay) on a two-night minimum stay at any property globally.  Must book and stay by 31st March 2016 using code MKTDBL.  Book at

Hilton – double Avios, I have written about this offer already here

Accor (Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure) – TRIPLE Avios for stays before 10th April.  However, you should do this promotion via Iberia Plus instead as I wrote here, due to the higher earning rate.

IHG (Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterCon) – double Avios, I covered this offer in detail here

Taj Hotels – double Avios on stays before 31st March, see this page for more details

Shangri-La – double Avios on a two night stay, triple avios on a three night stay and quadruple avios on a four night stay when booking at the Best Available Rate for stays before 29th February

and finally, Langham.

Langham is offering double Avios when you book a ‘Linger Longer’ package at any of their hotels.  You need to use code BAYE15LL and book and stay by 29th February.

Free Club upgrade at The Langham Hotel, London

If you were thinking about staying at The Langham in London, there is another deal which may interest you.

The Langham Hotel in Portland Place, just off Oxford Street, has recently completed a major refurbishment.  I had a tour of The Langham when the project was partly complete and was impressed.  The Langham also supported a Head for Points competition a while ago.

With the refurbishment now complete, the executive lounge has moved upstairs and looks great:

Langham Club Lounge

Via this offer, you can get free access to the lounge on your next stay before 31st March.

British Airways Executive Club Gold members can join the ‘1865’ loyalty scheme directly at ‘Voyager’ level which is almost top tier.  I wrote about the British Airways / Langham 1865 tie-up here.

The ‘free Club access’ offer at the hotel is outlined here.

how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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

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

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

(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 (3)

  • Imran says:

    Off topic Raffles – but may want to run a one off piece today on the Amazon code BIGTHANKS – that gives £10 off £50 spend – one day only on goods provided and fulfilled by Amazon – does not work on giftcards


    • Rob says:

      Just done it, hadn’t seen your comment then! Amazing what you can write in Pret using an iPad perched on your knee …..

  • Imran says:

    ^^ apologies didn’t see the 1st comment