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.
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.
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 from UK credit cards (April 2023)
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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review
Barclaycard Avios Mastercard
5,000 Avios for signing up 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 American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
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.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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
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.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.