Melia Rewards

Melia Rewards 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 the Iberia Plus Avios scheme, from where you can move them to or British Airways Executive Club.


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

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 […]

Bits: Jo’burg £1228 in Qatar Business, IHG UK and Germany sale, new UK Finnair services

News in brief: Another Qatar Airways sale bargain …. Here’s a quick update to our Qatar Airways sale article yesterday. The best Johannesburg business class deal looked like it was the Frankfurt departure, at €1702 (£1500).  It turns out that, if you are willing to […]

Bits: booking a hotel this week?, 80% bonus buying Hilton points, 35% discount on SPG points

News in brief: Booking a hotel this week? There was a spike in readership to our hotel pages yesterday so it seems that people are looking to get some bookings in place during this quiet(er) time between Christmas and New Year. As a reminder, here […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios – 9 Avios per €1 – at Melia hotels to promote its new improved earn rate

EDIT: This offer has been extended and you can now book until 30th January for stays until 15th March The Melia hotel group has changed the way you earn Avios at its hotels.  The company has moved from a flat nightly rate to a revenue […]

Your Black Friday deals special – our pick of the hotel offers

Black Friday is here again!  With an overwhelming amount of travel-related Black Friday deals, we’ve decided to put all the exciting ones – or at least the ones we were told about – together to save you time whilst also saving money. Over at Shopper Points, […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

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. […]

Bits: 10% Qatar discount code, Waitrose / Virgin saga rolls on, Amex hotel deals

News in brief: 10% off Qatar Airways business class Qatar Airways has released a 10% discount code to selected partners, including HFP. Code UKPREMIUM will get you 10% off the base fare of a business class ticket.  You need to book by 30th August for travel […]

3,000 bonus Avios via Melia Gold for Amex Platinum upgraders

Melia Rewards Gold status is one of the new benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card which were introduced in 2015. One of the benefits of the American Express Platinum charge card is the hotel statuses which come with it.  You can receive status […]

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 […]

Bits: Iberia competition winner, bonus, 10% off Melia hotels

News in brief: HFP reader wins Iberia’s Facebook competition A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a competition that Iberia was running on Facebook to win 120,000 Avios points. There were only 188 entries when I wrote about it, so I was fairly sure that – […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

EDIT:  Best Western is not in this article but was added as a partner in September 2017 It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay. (I ran a sister article […]

American Express Platinum gains a SEVENTH hotel status partner, indirectly

(EDIT: following a comment below, I have reworked this article because my original merging of Marriott and Starwood benefits may have been confusing.) If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending […]

My review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid (Part 1)

This is my review of Melia’s new Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid. After one night in Ibiza and an Air Nostrum flight to Madrid, I found myself at the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques and here is my review. Melia gave me […]

My review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid (Part 2)

Here is part two of my review of the Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid.  You can read Part 1, which includes a video we shot, here. Restaurants Breakfast was served in the Corora Gallery. During the sunnier months guests can also enjoy […]