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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 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.

Earn Avios with NH Hotels

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.

Note that, until 30th April 2022, there is a triple Avios offer running.

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 no longer redeem Avios directly at NH Hotels. Whilst iberia.com says that you can, if you click through the link you will find that you are directed to the generic ‘pay with Avios’ hotel booking site. This is poor value and not recommended.

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 (June 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

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

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

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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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 (3)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • GillyDee says:

    What happened to NH Hotels becoming part of the GHA discovery programme?

  • janolabs says:

    I’m trying to get my Iberia Avios across, without any luck. The latest error message I get is that my details don’t match. Adding my home address on my Iberia profile seems to be impossible, as the postcode field only takes numbers. Any ideas how to set up matching accounts? Avios.com to BA works well.

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