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.
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.
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.
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 iberia.com 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 iberia.com 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.