British Airways Executive Club has launched hotel points to Avios conversion promotion for June 20 – July 5, 2016.
Members that convert points from select hotel points to Avios can earn 35% bonus from British Airways.
You can access hotel partners on BA’s website here (this offer is not listed there).
Here are the eligible programs:
– Hilton Honors (access here)
– Starwood Preferred Guest (access here)
– IHG Rewards Club (access here)
– Hyatt Gold Passport (access here)
– Shangri-La (access here)
– Club Carlson (access here)
Generally speaking hotel points are best use for hotel awards and not to airlines miles conversions. There are few exceptions. You can redeem Marriott Travel packages with airline component (read more here) and those that have large IHG balances can convert part of their points to airline miles.
Here are the terms and conditions:
This promotion is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a person aged 18 or over, is aBritish Airways Executive Club (“BAEC”) Member (membership terms and conditions apply) and is enrolled and registered with one of the participating hotel partner loyalty programmes.
By taking part in this promotion, Eligible Participants confirm that they accept these Terms and Conditions.
Participating hotel partners are Carlson Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriott, Shangri-La & Starwood.
Participating hotel loyalty programmes are Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, Shangri-La Golden Circle and Starwood Preferred Guest.
To become a member of any of the hotel loyalty programmes click here and simply choose the relevant hotel partner, follow the links to enrol via their website.
Eligible Participants will receive up to 35% more BAEC Avios (“Bonus Avios”) when they convert Qualifying Hotel Loyalty Points into Avios during the Qualifying Period. “Qualifying Hotel Loyalty Points” means a minimum of requirement of loyalty points earned through the Hotel Loyalty Programme. Minimum amounts vary between hotel partners: Club Carlson – 2,000 points; Hilton HHonors – 10,000; Hyatt Gold Passport – 5,000; IHG Rewards – 10,000; Marriott Rewards – 10,000; Shangri-La Golden Circle – 2,500 and Starwood Preferred Guest – 2,500.
The standard earn rate for loyalty points earned through the hotel loyalty programmes varies according to the hotel partner. For example Hyatt Gold Passport Programme is 1 Avios for every 2.5 loyalty points converted. Therefore, an Eligible Participant who converts 5,000 of Hyatt Gold Passport Programme loyalty points will earn 2,500 Avios in total. For full details on the earn rates per hotel partner please click here
“Qualifying Period” means: Between 20th June and 5th July 2016 for Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, Shangri-La Golden Circle and Starwood Preferred Guest.
To participate, Eligible Participants must first enrol if they are not already members and then visit the relevant hotel website to convert their loyalty points into Avios.
Bonus Avios can take 4-6 weeks to show on your account from the date of conversion. Once they have been credited, you can start redeeming them for flights, hotels and Avis car hire. Taxes, fees and charges remain payable by the BAEC Member. Reward flights are subject to availability and capacity control and availability may be limited at peak times.
Loyalty points from the different participating hotel loyalty programmes cannot be redeemed together and must be redeemed separately.
Loyalty points earned with the participating hotel loyalty programmes during the Qualifying Period are valid for this promotion, provided that they are redeemed within the Qualifying Period.
Bonus Avios is non-redeemable for cash.