There are various obvious options for earning airline miles with hotels, like Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt. However, I am often surprised by the number of hotels at which airline points can be picked up.
A relatively recent discovery here, which I have not previously mentioned, was little-known hotel collective “Worldhotels”. Worldhotels is an “exclusive” group of nearly 500 independent high-end hotels in 65 countries across the world.
You can earn airline miles on stays at Worldhotels with 25 airlines, at a rate of 500 miles per stay. Partners include AAdvantage, Avios (via Iberia Plus), Miles&More and Flying Blue.
Where are these Worldhotels?
Well as noted above, they’re spread out over 65 countries, so quite geographically diverse. You can see them on a map here, with a large number of properties in Europe (including 4 in London) and the US.
How do I earn airline miles, and with whom?
The full list of available airline partners is here. To earn miles, you simply need to present your frequent flyer card on check in, or you can claim retrospectively here.
You may or may not have already been aware of Worldhotels, but there is a clear lesson. Do not simply assume that because your hotel is independent, you cannot still earn miles at it!
Worldhotels also has regular bonus miles promotions, which you can monitor here. Current promotions include double and triple miles offers on rooms, and 3,000 miles for suite bookings.