Anantara offering triple Asia Miles, KrisFlyer Miles, and Airpoints Dollars on stays in 2019

A guide to earning points with Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

GUIDE: Program Guide
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 6 minutes
POSTED: May 7, 2019
UPDATED: May 10, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Relevant to Multiple Programs

Anantara have a range of exclusive resort style properties across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.

They are a part of the Minor Hotels group, which includes hotels operated under the AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, and Tivoli brands.

There are currently a few bonus points offers on that are worth knowing about, which we detail in this guide.

We then look at other ways that you can maximise the value of your stay at Anantara properties, including how to earn frequent flyer points, and how you can receive exclusive amenities on your stay when paying with select credit cards.

Offer 1: Earn triple Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars on stays in 2019

Anantara Airpoints Offer

You can earn triple Airpoints Dollars for stays booked and completed by 31 December 2019.

You’ll receive 60 APD for every eligible stay of three nights or more, instead of the regular 20 APD.

You’ll also receive the following:

  • 20% savings off best available room rate
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Eligible nights towards your DISCOVERY tier status

If your stay is for less than three nights, you should opt to take advantage of one of the offers below.

Offer 2: Earn triple Asia Miles on stays until 29 February 2020

Anantara Asia Miles Offer

You can earn triple Asia Miles for stays booked and completed by 29 February 2020.

You’ll receive 1,500 miles for every eligible stay of one night or more, instead of the regular 500 miles.

You’ll also receive the following:

  • Up to 20% off best available room rate
  • Up to 15% dining and spa treatments discount
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Late check-out subject to availability
  • Eligible nights towards your DISCOVERY tier status

Offer 3: Earn triple KrisFlyer Miles on stays until 31 March 2020

Anantara KrisFlyer Offer

You can earn triple KrisFlyer Miles for stays booked and completed by 31 March 2020.

You’ll receive 1,500 miles for every eligible stay of one night or more, instead of the regular 500 miles.

You’ll also receive the following:

  • Up to 25% off best available room rate
  • Up to 20% dining and spa treatments discount
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Late check-out subject to availability
  • Eligible nights towards your DISCOVERY tier status

Locations

Anantara have 45 properties in 14 countries, including such far flung destinations as Zambia and Mozambique. A further seven properties are planned to open soon.

A selection of these include:

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar

Anantara Guiyang Resort

Anantara Guiyang Resort, China

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Thailand

Status

Anantara’s PRIVILEGE program offers three status tiers in the following order (from lowest to highest): Gold, Platinum, and Black.

You can find more information about the status tiers and benefits on the Anantara website.

It’s worth joining the program just to get the 10% discount off the best available room rate.

Being a member will also see you receive reciprocal benefits at all other properties in the Minor Hotels group, plus those hotels that participate in the Global Hotel Alliance DISCOVERY loyalty program. In our region, this includes brands such as Parkroyal and Rydges.

Note that the program is only based on status – you won’t receive any points or free nights.

Gold

Gold Anantara Card

Requirement: just enrolment in the program

  • 10% savings off best available room rate
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Choice of newspaper

Platinum

Platinum Anantara Card

Requirement: 10-29 nights

In addition to Gold benefits:

  • Upgrade to the next room category based on availability at check-in (excludes multiple rooms, residences, villas and speciality suites)
  • Complimentary 3.00 pm late check-out based on availability
  • Guaranteed room availability 48 hours prior to arrival
  • A welcome amenity

Black

Black Anantara Card

Requirement: 30+ nights

In addition to Platinum benefits:

  • Double upgrade based on availability at check-in (excludes multiple rooms, residences, villas and speciality suites)
  • Complimentary 9.00 am early check-in based on availability and on request
  • Complimentary 6.00 pm late check-out based on availability
  • Guaranteed room availability 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Choice of welcome amenity
  • Luggage unpacking and repacking service, and three pieces of complimentary pressing daily

Note that the guaranteed room availability benefit excludes resorts in remote locations as well as all hotels and resorts between January 1 and 10, and December 19 and December 31, and other exceptional events that generate high demand.

Earning frequent flyer points

While you won’t be able to earn any points with Anantara’s PRIVILEGE program, you can earn points/miles with numerous frequent flyer partners, including the following which are most useful to us here in New Zealand:

PartnerPoints/Miles per stay
Asia Miles500 miles
Air New Zealand Airpoints20 APD
Emirates Skywards500 miles
Etihad Guest500 miles
KrisFlyer500 miles

You can earn points on up to three rooms at a time – e.g. if you book two rooms, you could earn 1,000 Asia Miles or 40 APD for your stay.

Key things to remember:

  • You can input your membership number when making a reservation online. Make sure to also show your membership card at check-in and/or check-out.
  • Points can take 4-6 weeks to credit.
  • If you are missing points from a stay, be sure to make a claim directly with the frequent flyer program within 6 months of your stay.
  • You won’t earn any points on stays booked through third-parties, including Hotels.com and Expedia

Credit Card Partnerships

If you have an American Express Platinum, Visa Platinum or Mastercard World card, you will be eligible to book special offers at select Anantara properties.

Note that with the exception of Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts, you may not earn any points/miles when booking via any of these channels.

Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Amex Fine Hotels Anantara

Five of Anantara’s properties participate in the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts programme, offered exclusively to Platinum cardholders.

These are:

Benefits include:

  • Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • Guaranteed 4:00 pm late check-out
  • Noon check-in, when available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Unique amenity valued at $100 USD (e.g. spa, or F&B credit)

Amex The Hotel Collection

The Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort participates in the American Express The Hotel Collection programme, which is offered exclusively to Platinum cardholders.

Book a minimum two night stay and you can receive the following benefits:

  • Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • $100 hotel credit to spend on qualifying dining, spa, and resort activities

Visa Luxury Hotel Collection

Eleven of Anantara’s properties participate in the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection program, offered to Visa Platinum cardholders.

You can search for participating properties by typing ‘Anantara’ in the ‘Find a Hotel’ search box on their website:

Anantara Visa Luxury Hotel Collection

Benefits include:

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • $25 USD food or beverage credit
  • VIP Guest status
  • Late check-out upon request, when available

World Mastercard Hotel Offers

If you have the Westpac Airpoints or hotpoints World Mastercard, you have access to a suite of benefits at almost all Anantara properties.

Click here and you’ll jump straight to a page with all participating Anantara properties:

World Mastercard Anantara

and then use the built-in search function on your web browser to search a word from the name of the specific hotel that you’re interested in staying at.

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • Late check-out, subject to availability
  • $50-$100 USD amenity (e.g. spa, or F&B credit)

The only properties that I noted were not available was the Sathorn Hotel in Bangkok, the Rasananda Villas in Koh Phangan, and Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Royal Pavilion Villas in Abu Dhabi.

Virtuoso

If you don’t have any of the credit cards above, you can still access exclusive benefits at these Anantara properties with Virtuoso.

To learn more, read our guide to booking hotel stays with a Virtuoso travel agent.

Best rate guarantee

Anantara guarantee that every hotel reservation booked through their website will have the lowest room price publicly available on the internet.

If you find a lower rate within 24 hours of making a booking, they offer to match the rate and give you an additional 10% discount on your stay.

You can also take advantage of the offer without having yet made a booking – this is in contrast to most best rate guarantees offered by hotel programs, where you usually have to have made a booking first (usually not ideal if the lowest rate available is pre-paid and non-refundable).

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

General offers

You can find a list of Anantara stay offers here.

They also have select stay longer, short break and advance purchase specials that are not advertised on their main offer page.

Summing up

Anantara properties are quite aspirational, and given their locations, they’re likely to form part of a more adventurous overseas holiday.

As such, it’s a good thing there no hard thinking is required as to whether you’re going to earn points with a hotel rewards program, or directly with an airline partner – simply join as a member of their PRIVILEGE program, and opt to earn points/miles with the partner of your choice.

And, as always, keep an eye on your inbox and the Point Hacks website for current offers and bonus points promotions that will see you earn more points on a planned stay with Anantara.

All images courtesy of Anantara.

Anantara offering triple Asia Miles, KrisFlyer Miles, and Airpoints Dollars on stays in 2019 was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch