This week we are running a great competition on Head for Points in association with Melia Hotels International.
One lucky reader will win a 2-night weekend stay at the 5-star ME London hotel on the Aldwych.
A bit about ME London
ME London was designed by Sir Norman Foster and officially opened in 2013. It sits on Aldwych next to the site of the old BBC World Service building, literally two minutes from Covent Garden.
I recently had a tour of ME London and the hotel is very stylish. Whoever wins is going to be impressed. The design is modern and luxurious, playing with a black and white scheme. The tranquil corridors are creating a contrast to the rooms which are light and airy with all of the facilities you would expect from a new lifestyle-driven hotel – Nespresso machine, eclectic mini-bar and the latest electronic mood lighting.
There are two restaurants and two bars at ME London. The Marconi Lounge on the ground floor offers freshly brewed coffee, aromatic teas, fresh pastries as well as champagne and cocktails. The award-winning Radio Rooftop Bar offers panoramic views of London’s Skyline serving signature cocktails and Spanish tapas. Your prize includes free drinks here. Lastly, STK London is a celebrity-favoured steakhouse serving prime beef cuts and more with live DJ sessions on Thurs-Sat. Full English Breakfast is exclusively served at Cucina restaurant.
Earlier this year I stayed at the sister hotel ME Milan II Duca and you can read my review here. I was impressed by the quality of the rooms, the food and the service.
Located minutes from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament and St. Paul’s cathedral, ME London is in the ideal location for a 2-day London adventure for whoever wins our competition.
If you choose to book a room at ME London for cash, remember that the hotel is part of Melia Rewards. You can earn Avios from stays at ME London or other Melia Hotels International properties. Your Melia Rewards points will convert into Iberia Plus Avios and you can move them across to BA using ‘Combine My Avios’.
Melia Rewards members also get a better price when staying at a Melia property. For example, two nights at ME London in a MODE room for two people in September is £710 for Melia Rewards members but £824 for non members.
Holders of American Express Platinum cards now receive automatic Gold status in Melia Rewards which will bring you extra points and benefits on stays at ME London. You can also use your Gold ‘20% discount vouchers here.
What can you win?
We are giving away a 2-night weekend stay for two people in a MODE room at ME London.
In addition the winner will get breakfast and 2 cocktails per person at the Radio rooftop bar.
The chosen nights can either be a Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday.
This package is worth up to £800 depending on when you choose to go, so it is well worth entering.
The prize is not valid over Christmas and New Year or during London Fashion Week. ME London reserves the right to reject potential dates at its discretion although it will do its best to accommodate you on your preferred choice.
Entrants must be 18 or over and a European resident. We are opening this competition up beyond our usual ‘UK only’ restriction.
How do you win?
It’s super simple.
All you need to do is complete the automated form at the bottom of this article. That’s it.
(On mobile, click the link under ‘Good luck’ below to be taken to a separate entry page.)
You have a maximum of two entries per submission. You gain one entry for filling in your email address and you can earn an optional second entry if you send a tweet about the competition.
The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 9th September. The winner will be announced on Head for Points next week.
You can only enter if you are a European (not necessarily EU) resident. You are limited to one submission per person and the winner MUST be one of the guests.
The other rules
Please read this before you enter. The full rules, which take precedence over this summary, can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget.
Entrants must be aged 18 years or over and a European resident.
The competition will launch at 5.45am on Monday 5th September and close at midnight UK time on Friday 9th September.
Please ensure that you put a valid email address on the entry form.
The winner will be picked at random by the software which collates the entries.
There is no cash alternative to the prize.
The prize is not transferable. The winner must be one of the two guests.
It is the responsibility of the winner to co-ordinates the date of the stay with ME London.
The prize is not valid over Christmas, New Year or during London Fashion Week. The hotel may block any other dates at its absolute discretion.
The prize is valid for one year (until 9th September 2017).
Flights and other travel costs, apart from two nights accommodation and breakfast, are the responsibility of the winner.
Entries are limited to one per person.
Your email details will not be used by Head for Points for any other purpose and will not be shared with Melia Hotels International (unless you win).
Under UK law we are obliged to make the name of the winner available upon request.
The joint promoters of the competition are Head for Points and Melia Hotels International, contact details available on request.
Good luck to everyone.
How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (September 2022)
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.
You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:
(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.)