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:
- Some hotel loyalty programs are transfer partners, so you can swap rewards points for Asia Miles
- Many hotel chains offer ‘direct earn’ options, where you stay and earn Asia Miles directly instead of hotel rewards points
- 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.
These are the transfer partners and rates:
|Hotels||Asia Miles Transfer Rate|
|Accor Hotels||1 mile for every 2 AccorHotels points|
|Best Western||1,000 miles for every 5,000 Best Western Rewards Points|
|Hilton||1,000 miles for every 10,000 HHonors points|
|Hyatt||1 mile for every 2.5 Hyatt Gold Passport Points|
|IHG||1 mile for every 5 IHG Rewards Club Points|
|Jin Jiang International||600 miles for every 6,000 Jin Jiang J-Club points|
|Jinling Hotels & Resorts||500 miles for every 3,200 Jinling Points|
|Marriott Bonvoy||1,500 miles for every 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points|
|New Century Hotel & Resorts||300 miles for every 1,600 New Century Points|
|Park Plaza||1 mile for every 10 Gold Points|
|Radisson||1 mile for every 10 Gold Points|
|Regal Hotels||1,000 miles for every 15,000 points|
|Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts||1 mile for every 1 Golden Circle Award Point|
|Wanda Hotels & Resorts||1 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:
|Hotels||Asia Miles Earn Rate|
|Best Western||250 miles per eligible stay at participating properties|
|Cathay Hospitality Management||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Cosmos Hotels & Resorts||250 miles per eligible stay|
|E-DA Skylark Hotel||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Eslite Hotel||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Fairmont||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Gloria Hotel Group||250 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles at participating properties|
|Grand Coloane Resort||500 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 Macau||500 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 & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Hilton||Stay 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 Hotel||250 miles per eligible stay at participating properties|
|Hotel JAL City||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Hotel Reve||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Eclat Beijing||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Eclat Taipei||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Hotelday+||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Humble House Taipei||500 miles per eligible stay|
|HYATT Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|International Hotels Group(IHG)||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Jinling Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Landis Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Langham Hospitality Group||Langham Hotels and Resorts Cordis
500 per eligible stay
250 miles per eligible stay
|Lotte Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay when you select to earn Asia miles at participating properties|
|Yoho Beach Resort & Club||250 miles per eligible stay at Yoho Beach Resort & Club /Tsuwu Hot Spring
500 miles per eligible stay at Mudanwan Villa
|Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Marco Polo Hotels||500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles at Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels|
|Meritus Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Millenium Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Minor Hotels||500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia Miles|
|Miramar Hotel Group||250 miles per eligible stay|
|New Century Hotels & Resorts||500 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 & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Nikko Hotels International||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Okura Hotels & Resorts||300 miles or 500 miles per eligible stay|
|ParkRoyal Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles|
|Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay when you choose to earn Asia miles|
|Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Preferred Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay at the following:
Dusit Thani Group
Hotel New Otani
|Radisson Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Raffles Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia miles at participating properties|
|RedDot Hotel & Culture||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Regal Hotels||500 miles per eligible stay at Regal Hotels
250 miles per eligible stay at iclub Hotels
5 miles per 8HKD at OM Spa
|Regent Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Rosewood Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Jin Jiang Hotels||Per 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 Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Sino Hotels||Sino 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 Hotels||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Swissotel Hotels & Resorts||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Taipei Fullerton Hotel||250 miles per eligible stay|
|Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces||500 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 Limited||150 miles per eligible stay|
|The Peninsula Hotels||500 miles per eligible stay|
|The Ritz Carlton||2 miles per US$1|
|The Sherwood Taipei||500 miles per eligible stay when you elect to earn Asia miles|
|WORLDHOTELS||500 miles per eligible stay|
|Wanda Hotels & Resorts||1 mile per RMB4 for stays at any participating property at qualifying rates and spend on other eligible hotel expenses|
|Wonstar Hotel||250 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.