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The winner of a weekend stay at ME London is…

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A big thanks to everyone who entered our competition last week in association with Melia Hotels International.

Over 5000 people entered and around 1000 used Twitter for a second entry.  The winning entry was actually a Twitter entry …..

ME London strand

Unfortunately there can only be one winner and the winner of the weekend stay at ME London is:

Jackie Talbot from Cambridge.


Jackie will be spending a 2-night weekend in a MODE room at the ME London with free breakfast and cocktails at the Radio rooftop bar. 

ME London MODE room

If you didn’t win but still want to spend a few nights at ME London, 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’.

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 Melia Rewards Gold ‘20% discount’ vouchers here.  It is a genuinely impressive hotel (I had a tour a couple of months ago) and well worth a visit.

Thank you to Melia Hotels International for donating the prize.

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (August 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.

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.

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

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

(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 (12)

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  • Gabriel says:

    OT: I finally managed to open a Gold Melia account using my Amex Platinum card, but no 20% discount vouchers for hotel stays show up in my account. Is this normal? Should I wait a bit more for them to be activated?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Not had any either and its been about a month. Assume they have stopped giving to AMEX Platinum upgrades unless anyone else has had in the last month?

      Congrats on the win 🙂

  • Fenny says:

    Congrats, Jackie. Enjoy your trip.

  • Peter K says:

    Congrats Jackie. Hope you enjoy it. It’s good to see the quality of the competitions being offered for the site Rob. Well done!

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