I recently received an email from Small Luxury Hotels offering me a triple Avios bonus of 1,500 Avios to British Airways Executive Club, but which are the best hotels for collecting Avios?
Collecting Avios On Kaligo
As a general rule, Trivago type search engines offer better deals than Kaligo, but on bonus offers which they are currently offering every 6 months or so, you can collect huge volumes of Avios. Recently they ran an offer to collect 20,000 Bonus Avios when you spent £1,000 GBP on any hotel they featured. This was on top of the 5 and 20 Avios for every GBP you spend. You needed a British Airways Amex card to take advantage of this bonus, but my family collected over 50,000 Avios by making 2 bookings of over £1,000 GBP – one for my husband and one for me. I value 50,000 Avios at £500 GBP, a major discount on a £2,000 GBP spend (see my article on how much an Avios is worth). It is worth signing up for their newsletter to find out about these deals. They also offer hotel specific deals throughout the year.
Collecting Avios At Small Luxury Hotels
I am a big fan of the 520 Small Luxury Hotels, having recently stayed at the Chateau Eza. They offer unique and authentic boutique luxury, and although you don’t have the safety of knowing what you are getting, I find each bespoke offering encourages a much more memorable stay. Small Luxury Hotels also tend to select hotels in its portfolio with superb restaurants. Their standard Avios offering is 500 points per stay, but during offers (the current offer runs through to bookings and stays made before 30th September 2016), they can offer a triple Avios bonus of 1,500 Avios to British Airways Executive Club. This is in addition to a free reward night earned after 6 stays (and 5 stays once you are an Honoured member). I value 1,500 Avios at £15 GBP, so this is a nice bonus, particularly on 1 night stays.
Collecting Avios At Fairmont Hotels
I am a regular at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo (pictured above) and I find the Fairmont Presidents Club to be a generous scheme. Fairmont also offer 500 Avios per stay, Fairmont President’s Club Premier Members receive 750 Avios per stay. Fairmont President’s Club Platinum Members receive 1000 Avios per stay.
British Airways shows other ways to collect Avios from hotels on this page. Be aware that some chains offer an either-or, i.e., collect Avios, or the hotel’s own points, so do read the terms and conditions carefully.
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