Whilst British Airways and Iberia have, over the years, harmonised their partners, there are still some oddities.
NH Hotels, for example, is the only major chain which works with Iberia Plus but not British Airways Executive Club. A new Amex cashback deal may mean you want to give them a try.
Earn double 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. However, until 31st August, you will earn double Avios on stays in selected cities – London is excluded. The Iberia link above contains the participating city list.
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.
Earn £50 American Express cashback too
NH Hotels has just launched a new cashback deal with American Express, and it is very generous.
You will earn £50 cashback on £150 spend before 31st October.
It is valid at participating hotels (click here, PDF) across Europe, including the NH Hotel in London. None of the cheaper, younger-focussed nhow hotels are included.
You can find out more about NH Hotels on their website here.
Hotel offers update – September 2021:
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.
Want to buy hotel points? There are currently special offers running with Marriott Bonvoy (‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus to 25th September) and Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 30th September).