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How to earn Avios points with NH Hotels and nhow

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This article looks at how to earn Avios points from stays at NH Hotels and nhow.

It is now approaching a decade since Avios was launched and the British Airways and Iberia loyalty schemes given the same ‘currency’. 

Whilst efforts have been made to unify the different partners who work with each programme, it has been a slow process.  It was only fairly recently that Iberia started working exclusively with Avis as its car hire partner, for example.

One area where there is still inconsistency is with hotel partners.  There are still some groups which partner with Iberia Plus but not with British Airways Executive Club.

The list is shrinking to be fair.  Melia is now a British Airways partner, whilst Iberostar recently pulled out of Iberia Plus.

This leaves NH Hotels as the core chain which only works with Iberia Plus.

Full details of all Iberia hotel partners can be found here.  Ensure you look on the Spanish site (with ‘English’ as language) because for some reason the English site shows fewer partners.

Earn Avios points with NH Hotels

Earning Avios with NH Hotels

NH Hotels is one of those niche European hotel chains that is rarely seen in the UK (although there is one in London) but crops up quite frequently on the continent.

As well as the main NH Hotels brand, the group also includes the funky nhow chain which also has a London outpost.

The standard earning rate with NH Hotels and nhow is shown here at

You earn between 200 and 450 Avios per night depending on the quality of the hotel. 

You can also redeem Avios for NH Hotels properties – see the page for details.  The rates are not cheap, however – up to 37,500 Avios per night – and I doubt you will get value here.

To earn Avios at NH Hotels, you need to open an Iberia Plus account at and give that number to the hotel.  British Airways Executive Club numbers are not accepted

Once the Avios arrive in your Iberia Plus account, you can transfer them to BA using the ‘Combine My Avios’ feature online.  Note that Iberia accounts must be 90 days old before you can use ‘Combine My Avios’. This HfP article explains in detail how ‘Combine My Avios’ works and how to work around any IT bugs.

Comments (2)

  • J says:

    Had a few good stays at the nhow Berlin – not to everyone’s taste but younger readers might appreciate.

  • RussellH says:

    Back in my tour operating days I used to book quite a few clients on one or other of the nH hotels in Bruxelles.
    Not the greatest hotels, but in a nice part of town (Louise) and very cheap at weekends all year, and all the time in July / August. Everyone happy with the value for money!