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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.

IT’S BACK: Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to Avios by 2nd […]

Are the six Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete […]

How to swap points between programmes with

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘’ as the merchant. 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

This is my review of the new(ish) INNSIDE Hamburg Hafen from Melia. 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 […]

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 deal was, surprisingly, Melia Hotels redemptions.  You could redeem Membership Rewards points for […]

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