Spanish hotel group Melia has launched its Summer sale – see here.
You can book until 16th May, for stays up to 31st December 2021.
There is an extra quirk to the sale. If you are a MeliaRewards member, you will receive an extra 5,000 to 15,000 points towards a ‘points and cash’ 4+ night stay at certain properties.
For example, I have 7,500 MeliaRewards points in my account. If I try to book 4 nights at the funky ME Ibiza, I am credited with another 15,000 points and can suddenly use 22,500 points to part-pay my booking. If I don’t complete the booking, the extra 15,000 points disappear. This is fiddly but does result in an additional saving.
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 and Gran Melia in Rome, reviewed here by a HfP competition winner. It is also opening INNSIDE Newcastle once restrictions lift.
MeliaRewards is also an Avios partner allowing you to convert your points after your stay.
Full details of the sale are on this page of the Melia website.
How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (May 2022)
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 Gold status.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.
Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:
(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.)