Asia Miles is one of our preferred points programs for booking long-range flights within the oneworld alliance, with favourable pricing over Qantas Frequent Flyer, for example, on quite a number of routes.

Like most frequent flyer programs, Asia Miles has a number of partnerships for earning points from hotel stays — whether you book directly with the hotel or via an online travel agent.

This guide will highlight those points-earning opportunities, so you can maximise your points haul from your next holiday.

How can I earn Asia Miles from hotel stays?

Asia Miles offers a few different ways to earn miles from staying at hotels:

  1. Some hotel loyalty programs are transfer partners, so you can swap rewards points for Asia Miles
  2. Many hotel chains offer ‘direct earn’ options, where you stay and earn Asia Miles directly instead of hotel rewards points
  3. A handful of online travel agents offer Asia Miles when booking through them — this could be better for booking smaller boutique hotels

1. Transferring hotel rewards points to Asia Miles

All of the major hotel rewards programs — a roster that includes staples such as Accor, Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards and Hilton — are Asia Miles transfer partners.

This means you can book stays with those chains directly and earn points into their respective programs. Later, you can then choose to transfer those points to Asia Miles at a time of your choice.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa Junior Suite view
Stays at Marriott properties can later earn Asia Miles.

These are the transfer partners and rates:

HotelsAsia Miles Transfer Rate
Accor Hotels1 mile for every 2 AccorHotels points
Best Western1,000 miles for every 5,000 Best Western Rewards Points
Hilton1,000 miles for every 10,000 HHonors points
Hyatt1 mile for every 2.5 Hyatt Gold Passport Points
IHG1 mile for every 5 IHG Rewards Club Points
Jin Jiang International600 miles for every 6,000 Jin Jiang J-Club points
Jinling Hotels & Resorts500 miles for every 3,200 Jinling Points
Marriott Bonvoy1,500 miles for every 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
New Century Hotel & Resorts300 miles for every 1,600 New Century Points
Park Plaza1 mile for every 10 Gold Points
Radisson1 mile for every 10 Gold Points
Regal Hotels1,000 miles for every 15,000 points
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts1 mile for every 1 Golden Circle Award Point
Wanda Hotels & Resorts1 mile for every 4 Wanda Club Points

In many cases, you will still get more value out of redeeming the points with the hotel chain for hotel stays. But in some circumstances, such as emptying out an inactive account or during a bonus transfer period, it could make more sense to transfer out to Asia Miles.

2. Earning Asia Miles from hotel stays directly

If you stay at a hotel without its own points program, but with a partnership with Asia Miles, then you could directly earn miles per night or per stay. Here’s the full list:

HotelsAsia Miles Earn Rate
Best Western250 miles per eligible stay at participating properties
Cathay Hospitality Management250 miles per eligible stay
Cosmos Hotels & Resorts250 miles per eligible stay
E-DA Skylark Hotel250 miles per eligible stay
Eslite Hotel500 miles per eligible stay
Fairmont500 miles per eligible stay
Gloria Hotel Group250 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating properties
Grand Coloane Resort500 per eligible stay at Grand Coloane Resort at qualifying room rates.

Purchase a 12-months Membership:
Single Membership = 1,500
Couple Membership = 3,000
Family Membership = 6,500

250 miles for any spa treatment that lasts 60 minutes or longer.
Grand Lapa Macau500 miles per eligible stay at Grand Lapa Macau at qualifying room rates

3,500 miles for every purchase of a Resort Membership that lasts 6 months or longer.

250 miles for any spa treatment that lasts 50 minutes or longer.
Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
HiltonStay at any participating property and pay an eligible rate for one or more consecutive nights.

Members can choose to earn Points & Miles™ when you Double Dip® from HHonors:
Earn 10 HHonors points + 1 per eligible USD spent
Book and host a qualified meeting at Hilton or Conrad hotels

USD1 = 1 HHonors point and 1
Convert Hilton HHonors points to Asia Miles

10,000 Hilton HHonors points = 1,000
Home Hotel250 miles per eligible stay at participating properties
Hotel JAL City250 miles per eligible stay
Hotel Reve250 miles per eligible stay
Eclat Beijing500 miles per eligible stay
Eclat Taipei250 miles per eligible stay
Hotelday+250 miles per eligible stay
Humble House Taipei500 miles per eligible stay
HYATT Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
International Hotels Group(IHG)500 miles per eligible stay
Jinling Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Landis Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Langham Hospitality GroupLangham Hotels and Resorts Cordis
500 per eligible stay

Eaton
250 miles per eligible stay
Lotte Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay when you select to earn Asia miles at participating properties
Yoho Beach Resort & Club250 miles per eligible stay at Yoho Beach Resort & Club /Tsuwu Hot Spring


500 miles per eligible stay at Mudanwan Villa
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group500 miles per eligible stay
Marco Polo Hotels500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles at Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels
Meritus Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Millenium Hotels and Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Minor Hotels500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles
Miramar Hotel Group250 miles per eligible stay
New Century Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating 5-star properties.

250 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating 4-star properties.

125 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating New Century Manju Hotel properties.
New World Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Nikko Hotels International500 miles per eligible stay
Okura Hotels & Resorts300 miles or 500 miles per eligible stay
ParkRoyal Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles
Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Preferred Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay at the following:

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LVX
Lifestyle
Connect
Preferred Residences
Dusit Thani Group
Hotel New Otani
Radisson Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Raffles Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia miles at participating properties
RedDot Hotel & Culture250 miles per eligible stay
Regal Hotels500 miles per eligible stay at Regal Hotels

250 miles per eligible stay at iclub Hotels

5 miles per 8HKD at OM Spa
Regent Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Jin Jiang HotelsPer stay in Jin Jiang Hotels, every RMB10 spent = 2

Per stay in Metropolo, every RMB20 spent = 1

Per stay in Jin Jiang Inn, every RMB20 spent = 1

Per stay in Goldmet Inn, every RMB20 spent = 1

Per stay in Bestay Inn, every RMB20 spent = 1
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Sino HotelsSino Hotels
300 per eligible stay at the Direct Booking Rate at selected hotels
500 per eligible stay at qualifying rates


500 miles per eligible stay at The Fullerton Singapore

Swire Hotels500 miles per eligible stay
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts500 miles per eligible stay
Taipei Fullerton Hotel250 miles per eligible stay
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating Taj Luxury hotels.

250 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts and other Taj Hotels.
The Ascott Limited150 miles per eligible stay
The Peninsula Hotels500 miles per eligible stay
The Ritz Carlton2 miles per US$1
The Sherwood Taipei500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia miles
WORLDHOTELS500 miles per eligible stay
Wanda Hotels & Resorts1 mile per RMB4 for stays at any participating property at qualifying rates and spend on other eligible hotel expenses
Wonstar Hotel250 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia miles at participating properties

In the case of Hilton Honors, which is both a transfer and direct-earn partner, you can choose which option you prefer for each stay.

3. Earning Asia Miles from online travel agents

Kaligo and Hotels.com are two online travel agents that give the option to earn Asia Miles on stays booked through their respective portals. One advantage of this method is you might be able to book smaller independent hotels this way and still earn Asia Miles.

Earning Asia Miles with Kaligo

We have a full guide to Kaligo here along with a list of their current promotions. In short, Kaligo is an online travel agent that offers at least several hundred miles Asia Miles per night.

The more expensive hotels – or where Kaligo have at least added more commission to fund more miles on offer – can offer more than 7 Asia Miles per dollar spent, which is an excellent earn rate.

In these examples, you could be earning just under 7 Asia Miles per A$1 spent on hotels.

You can get started earning Asia Miles via Kaligo here. Be sure to compare to other hotel aggregators and directly with the property to compare room rates, and ensure you’re not paying too much more for the points.

Earning Asia Miles via Hotels.com

You can pick up more Asia Miles using their partnership with Hotels.com too. The rate is 2 Asia Miles per HK$10 (or just under 1 Asia Mile per A$1 depending on the exchange rate) if you apply the code ‘AML’ at checkout. Doing so forfeits any Hotels.com rewards including free night stamps.

If you’d rather still earn Hotels.com rewards, then you can still forego the aforementioned coupon code and pocket 1 Asia Mile per HK$10 spent (~0.5 miles per A$1) while double-dipping on the Hotels.com free night stamps.

Want to learn more? Read about Hotels.com Rewards in our full guide.

Hotels.com occasionally runs promos to double your Asia Miles haul.

Earning Asia Miles with Agoda and Booking.com

Rounding up the list, Asia Miles also has partnerships with Agoda and Booking.com.

The latter has a similar arrangement as Hotels.com — go through this link to earn at least 2 Asia Miles per HK$10 spent, unless certain promotions increase that amount (like below).

Booking.com also boosts your Asia Miles earns under certain conditions.

Meanwhile, Agoda works a bit differently. You’ll still earn 2 Asia Miles per HK$10 spent worldwide, but only when you choose a ‘PointsMax rate’ which may be a bit more than the usual rate. Be sure to take this price increase into account.

Example on Agoda where Asia Miles is only earned on the more expensive rate.

Summing up: which is the best way to earn Asia Miles?

This is very difficult to answer. Often Kaligo will come out on top in terms of pure points earned from a single stay, especially during a promotional period. But, you have to be careful about comparing prices with other vendors as well.

If you stay frequently and are going after hotel program elite status with a single chain, then you’ll probably be earning points with their program anyway and not prioritising Asia Miles earn as much.

It also rules out online travel agents as you generally have to book direct with the chain to earn loyalty rewards. In that case, you might later consider transferring points to Asia Miles.

The Hotels.com, Booking.com and Agoda kickback of 2 Asia Miles per HK$10 is not high, but during promotional periods again this could become more lucrative. Hotels.com also has its free reward night program which you can use in conjunction with earning Asia Miles.

In short, the best method really depends on your stay habits. But at least, there are three distinct pathways that should cover the vast majority of points-hacking travellers.

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How to earn Asia Miles from your hotel stays was last modified: September 14th, 2020 by Brandon Loo
How to earn Asia Miles from your hotel stays was last modified: September 14th, 2020 by Brandon Loo