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Melia knocks another 10% off January sale bookings

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Many HfP readers will have Gold status in MeliaRewards via their American Express Platinum card.

If you fancied maximising this by booking a Melia hotel for a future trip, Melia is offering an additional 10% discount in its Europe sale.

ME London hotel

The sale ends on 31st January. All rooms come with free cancellation.

To get the extra 10% discount, you need to use the code JANUARYSALE whilst booking.

Remember that, as well as various resort properties in Spain, Melia also has properties in major cities across Europe. Key properties include Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid, reviewed here, ME London, pictured below and Gran Melia in Rome, reviewed here by a HfP competition winner. It is also opening INNSIDE Newcastle once restrictions lift.

Full details of the extra 10% sale discount are on this page of the Melia website.

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (April 2023)

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 Premium 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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.)

Who won Hilton Honors Gold status?

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition to win Hilton Honors Gold status on Wednesday.

I particularly want to thank the seven readers who got in touch during the day and also offered to give away their own Hilton Honors Gold gift code. This meant that we could give away EIGHT prizes of Hilton Honors Gold status.

The eight winners were:

  • Mark T
  • Nick G
  • Cynthia M
  • Sam B
  • Derrick McK
  • Andrew McC
  • Nishant P
  • David C

Fingers crossed that we get hotels open again soon and our winners can enjoy their free breakfasts!

PS. Apologies for not publishing the winners of our Jones Bootmaker competitions yet, which ran just before Christmas. We had difficulties contacting one of the winners. We gave the person far more leeway than was allowed in the rules to come forward, but we have finally given up and drawn another winner for one of the prizes. We will publish the full list soon.

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