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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.

The NH Hotels website is here.

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 iberia.com

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.

You can find out more about NH Hotels on their website here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points 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 9th 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 (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!

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