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 £50 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 (the London one is now closed, as Business Traveller reports here) 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 does have a London outpost, in Shoreditch – see here.
You earn between 200 and 450 Avios per night depending on the quality of the hotel. However, until 31st October, you will earn double Avios on stays in selected cities. 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 British Airways 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 30th November.
It is valid at participating hotels (click here, PDF) across Europe, including the nhow hotel in London. A couple of European Anantara hotels are also included, since NH now controls these.
You can find out more about NH Hotels on their website here.
Hotel offers update – March 2024:
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?
- Hilton Honors is offering an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy points by 12th March 2024. Click here.
- IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th March 2024. Click here.
- Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 35% to 40% bonus when you buy points by 31st March 2024. Click here.
- World of Hyatt is offering a 20% discount when you buy points by 9th April 2024. Click here.