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Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

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It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay.

I ran a sister article to this in November which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying Club miles.

EDIT:  Best Western is not in this article but was added as a partner in September 2017

Whilst British Airways has its own partner hotels, Iberia Plus has its own, different, list. And, with the number of different hotel groupings, it is not always easy to know if your hotel is part of a bigger grouping that lets you earn Avios points.

This post is my best attempt at listing every hotel chain that lets you collect Avios points.  Please let me know of any errors or omissions in the comments at the bottom!

All earnings rates are for BA unless stated otherwise. Where I mention an Iberia Plus earning rate, this is because BA does not support that hotel chain.

Hilton and Accor are now the only chains where you earn more Avios in Iberia Plus than in British Airways Executive Clubyou can learn more about how that works here.

The only groups that allow you to collect directly into avios.com accounts are Marriott and Accor.

You can find out more about the British Airways Executive Club hotel partners via ba.com here.

The Avios-earning hotel directory

AC Hotels (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Adagio (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

all seasons (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

aloft (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Andaz (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points

Atlantis The Palm (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

Autograph (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Barceló Hotels (Barceló) – 150-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Bestay Hotel Express (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

Candlewood Suites (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Canopy (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Conrad (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Cordis Hotels (Langham) – 500 Avios per night

Courtyard by Marriott (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Crowne Plaza (IHG) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Curio Collection (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Delta Hotels (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Derby Hotels (a Spanish group) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only (4)

Design Hotels (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points when booked via spg.com

Doubletree (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Eaton Hotels (Langham) – 250 Avios per night

EDITION (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

element (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Embassy Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

EVEN Hotels (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Fairfield Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Fairmont (Fairmont) – up to 1000 Avios per stay

Fiesta Americana Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Fiesta Inn Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Four Points (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Gamma Hoteles (Fiesta) – transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Gaylord (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Goldmet Inn (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Grand Melia (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Hace Hoteles (Hace) – 450-600 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hampton by Hilton (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Hesperia (NH) – 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Hilton / Hilton Garden Inn (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Holiday Inn Express (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Holiday Inn (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Home2Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 with a cap of 100 Avios – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Homewood Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Hotel Indigo (IHG) – 2 Avios per $1 in BA or 1 Avios per $1 in Iberia Plus or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Hoteles Center (Center) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Hoteles Elba (Elba) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hyatt and all Hyatt sub-brands (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points

Iberostar – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Ibis / Ibis Styles (Accor) – 0.625 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Innside (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

InterContinental (IHG) – 500 Avios per stay outside North America and 2 Avios per $1 elsewhere or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Jin Jiang Hotels (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

JW Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Kerry Hotels (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Kimpton Hotels (IHG) – to be integrated into IHG at some point, but they are not in a hurry …..

Langham / Langham Place (Langham) – 500 Avios per night

Le Meridien (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Live Aqua Hotels (Fiesta Rewards) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Luxury Collection (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Mandarin Oriental (Mandarin Oriental) – 800 Avios per stay plus extra benefits for BA Silver and Gold members

Marriott Executive Apartments (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

ME (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Melia (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Mercure (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Metropoli (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

MGallery (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Moxy (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

NH Hoteles (NH) – 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

nhow (NH) – 350-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Novotel (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Occidental (Occidental) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

One&Only Resorts (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

One Hoteles (Fiesta) – transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Paradisus (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Paradores (Paradores) – 400 – 1,125 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Park Inn (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Park Plaza (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Preferred Hotels inc Legend, LVX, Lifestyle, Conneect (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Protea (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Pullman (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Radisson Blu / Red (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Raffles (Raffles) – 500 Avios per stay

Renaissance (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Residence Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Ritz-Carlton (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Rusticae (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Shangri-La (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Sheraton (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Small Luxury Hotels of the World – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Sofitel (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Sol (Melia) – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

SpringHill Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

St Regis (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Staybridge Suites (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Swissotel (Swissotel) – 500 Avios per stay

Taj (Taj) – 500 Avios per stay

Tapestry Collection (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Thalasso Sea & Spa (Accor) – 0.625 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

The Gateway (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

TownePlace Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Traders (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Tribute Collection (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (4)

Tryp (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Unbound Collection (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points (4)

Vivanta by Taj (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

W (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Waldorf-Astoria (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Westin (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Worldhotels (Worldhotels) – 1,000 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only (4)

Notes:

(1) – The transfer rate of Accor points to Iberia Plus is 1:1 whilst the transfer rate to British Airways to 2:1

(2) – You must be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay. Gold and Platinum SPG members earn 3 Avios per $1.

(3) – You must be a member of Marriott Rewards to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay.

(4) – Hotels in this grouping are all independently named but display this branding somewhere in their promotional material

(5) – You need to set your Hilton Honors account ‘Points & Miles’ to earn airline miles (you will also earn some Hilton points as well). Note that if you credit to Virgin Atlantic instead of Avios you will earn twice the miles (2 per $1).

(6) – You must be a member of IHG Rewards Club to earn Avios


British Airways BA Amex American Express

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 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

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

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 10th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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 (14)

  • David Leeds says:

    Melia website seems to suggest 525 avios (for Gran Melia) is per trip rather than per night… can anyone confirm? Also do you feel it is better value to take the avios or collect melia rewards points? Thanks!

  • Alex says:

    Rob, we have recently stayed at an Elba Hotel (www.hoteleselba.com) and their Customer Service say that they do not give any Avios. Please could you tell me where did you find the information?
    Thank you.

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