MeliaRewards

MeliaRewards is the loyalty scheme for Spanish hotel group Melia. Brands include ME, Gran Melia, Sol Melia and Tryp. Points can be used for free nights or transferred into Avios.  Free Gold status is available if you take out an American Express Platinum charge card.

 

You can find out more about Melia and MeliaRewards on their website here.

How to swap points between programmes with www.points.com

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘points.com’ as the merchant. points.com is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for various frequent traveller schemes. […]

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards. If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

Four Avios-earning hotel partners which you can’t credit to BA Executive Club

It is now over seven years 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 […]

BACK AGAIN: Buy discounted MeliaRewards points on Amazon and get cheap hotel stays

(EDIT, 31st December:  The 55,000 points card is currently sold out on the UK site but is showing on the Spanish site.  However, check both links as the situation may have changed by the time you read this.) Over Black Friday, I wrote about the […]

Why Taj Inner Circle is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending every night of the week in a hotel, potentially changing property every day because qualifying on stays is usually quicker than on nights.. […]

FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

Over Black Friday, I wrote about the good deal available by buying MeliaRewards gift cards on Amazon. It usually costs €330 for 55,000 Melia Rewards points.  On Black Friday, it was just €165.  This was a deal I couldn’t resist. Today – and today only […]

My 55,000 MeliaRewards points Black Friday €165 gift card has arrived!

One of the most interesting Black Friday offers was one launched by MeliaRewards in Spain. As this TravelWeekly article explains, Melia has decided to sell its points via Amazon.  On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they launched the deal with a 50% discount – but […]

BACK FOR CYBER MONDAY: Bizarre but good deal – buy 55,000 MeliaRewards points on Amazon Spain for €165!

This is possibly the oddest Black Friday deal I’ve seen today – but it could work out very nicely. MeliaRewards has started using Amazon to sell gift cards containing points.  This TravelWeekly article explains the arrangement – in theory they will soon be on the […]

My review of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel (Part 1)

This is my review of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel. We had been wanting to do a review of Vueling’s business class short haul product for a while, which realistically meant booking a Gatwick to Barcelona flight.  As you may have seen from my article […]

My review of The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Melia Barcelona Sky. Part one with my room and the restaurant is here. Part two focuses on The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky. The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky is the 5* part of the hotel. […]

My review of the new(ish) INNSIDE Hamburg Hafen

INNSIDE is the four-star chain of business focused hotels run by Melia.  Long-term Head for Points readers might remember my review of the new INNSIDE New York NoMad and Rob also reviewed the INNSIDE Manchester when it opened. We do quite a bit with Melia Hotels […]

Bits: the best Amex MR redemption is dropped, don’t appeal your BA compensation!

News in brief: The most valuable Membership Rewards redemption has been dropped Once a year I publish this list which ranks American Express Membership Rewards redemptions in terms of ‘value per point’. It is clearly very subjective but – on my maths – the best […]

Bits: Virgin adds new Jo’burg service, Melia extends Avios earning to BA

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic adds a second daily Johannesburg service Filling the gap left by South African Airways move to drop one of its two daily Jo’burg to Heathrow services from late April, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it is doubling its Johannesburg services […]

Bits: IHG 20k bargain in Amsterdam, Melia triple Avios extended, £80 Opodo discount code

News in brief: IHG redemption bargain in Amsterdam The changes to IHG Rewards Club redemptions are now live with top InterContinental hotels costing 70,000 points per night.  Still no email to members to let them know, of course. If you are looking for somewhere to get […]

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