Earn bonus KrisFlyer miles on hotel stays: latest offers

How to earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles from hotel stays

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GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 9 minutes
POSTED: April 16, 2019
UPDATED: April 16, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer program KrisFlyer is offering bonus miles on hotel bookings with a wide range of chain hotels and independent properties.

Right now, you could earn bonus miles with:

  • AccorHotels
  • Alila Hotels & Resorts
  • Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
  • Avani Hotels & Resorts
  • Casa del Mar Langkawi
  • Casa del Rio Melaka
  • Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon
  • Concorde Hotel Singapore
  • Dusit Hotels & Resorts
  • Hard Rock Hotel Bali
  • Hard Rock Hotel Penang
  • Kaligo
  • Kempinski Hotels
  • Meritus Hotels & Resorts
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
  • Park Regis Hotels
  • Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts & Safaris
  • The Boathouse Phuket
  • WorldHotels
  • Tivoli Hotels & Resorts

Most of these offers are valid for stays booked and completed between now and the end of May or June.

Visit the KrisFlyer promotions website for more information on each of the offers above, including minimum stay requirements.

Some offers can also be stacked with miles earn via KrisFlyer Spree, which is offering 20% bonus miles until late April.

Featured Image: Sofitel Auckland


Guide to earning KrisFlyer miles from hotel stays

There are a large range of hotel partners where you can earn KrisFlyer miles when you stay.

KrisFlyer miles can be used towards award redemptions with Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and other Star Alliance partners.

This guide is intended as an overview of the various options for those wanting to earn KrisFlyer miles when staying at select hotels when travelling for leisure or business.

KrisFlyer Hotel Partners

The KrisFlyer program is partnered with a huge number of hotels and resorts inside and outside New Zealand. If you book directly with one of these partners, you’ll earn KrisFlyer miles for your stay, if on a qualifying rate.

To earn miles with most of these partners, just show your membership card during check-in and try to add your membership number to the hotel booking over the phone or online before you stay.

Some hotels are not direct partners with KrisFlyer, but are bookable via KrisFlyer Spree, an online points shopping mall. We’ve listed all the known hotels and booking options below.

Note that spend rates are usually exclusive of taxes.

Hotel or BrandKrisFlyer miles
earned (minimum)
AC Hotels by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Adagio1 mile per 2 Euros spent
Adagio Access1 mile per 4 Euros spent^
Alila Hotels and Resorts1 mile per US$1 spent
Aloft1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas500 miles per stay, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Angsana5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Arjaan Hotel Apartments500 miles per stay
Ascott The Residence150 miles per night
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai1 mile per US$1 spent
Autograph Collection2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
AVANI Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
AYANA Hotels1 mile per 20,000 IDR spent
Banyan Tree5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Candlewood Suites1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Canopy by Hilton5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Cassia5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Centro Hotels500 miles per stay
Chatrium Hotels & Residences500 miles per stay
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto250 miles per stay
Citadines Apart'hotel150 miles per night
Club Med19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Concorde Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Conrad Hotels & Resorts5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Constance Hotels & Resorts1 mile per US$1 spent
Cordis Hotels500 miles per stay
Country Inns & Suites By Radisson250 miles per stay, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Courtyard by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Curio by Hilton5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Delta Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Design Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent
DoubleTree by Hilton5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Dusit Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Eaton Hotels250 miles per stay
EDITION2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Element by Westin1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Embassy Suites5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
EVEN Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Four Points by Sheraton1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Gaylord Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives500 miles per stay
Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Grand Mercure5 miles per 4 Euros spent^
Hamilton Island Resort23 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Hampton by Hilton5 miles per US$4 spent*, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Hard Rock Hotels500 miles per stay
Hilton Garden Inn5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Hilton Hotels & Resorts5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Holiday Inn Express Hotels1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Holiday Inn Hotels1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Holiday Inn Resort1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Home2 by Hilton5 miles per US$8 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Homewood Suites5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Hotel Indigo2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Hotel Jen500 miles per stay
Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
ibis5 miles per 8 Euros spent*
ibis styles5 miles per 8 Euros spent*
Innside by Meliá500 miles per stay
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts1 mile per US$1 spent, plus 5,000 bonus miles if you stay a minimum of 15 nights per year (can be non-consecutive)
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Kempinski Hotels500 miles per stay
Kerry Hotels500 miles per stay
Kimpton Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
Langham Place Hotels500 miles per stay
Layana Resort & Spa19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Le Meridien2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Loews Hotels19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Mama Shelter5 miles per 8 Euros spent
Mandarin Oriental500 miles per stay
Marco Polo Hotels500 miles per stay
Marriott Executive Apartments1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Marriott Hotels & Resorts2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Marriott Vacation Club International2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort Morocco1 mile per US$1 spent
ME by Meliá500 miles per stay
Meliá Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Mercure5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Meritus Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
MGallery5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Millennium Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Moxy Hotels1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
New Otani Hotels500 miles per stay
Niccolo500 miles per stay
Novotel5 miles per 4 Euros spent^
Okura Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
One&Only Resorts1 mile per US$1 spent
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay
Paradisus by Meliá500 miles per stay
Park Inn by Radisson250 miles per stay
Park Plaza250 miles per stay, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Park Regis3 miles per US$1 spent
PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Pathumwan Princess Hotel BKK19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Preferred Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Protea Hotels1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Pullman5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Radisson500 miles per stay
Radisson Blu500 miles per stay
Raffles Hotels & Resorts5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Red Carnation Hotels28 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Regal Hotels500 miles per stay
Regent Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Renaissance Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Residence Inn by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Ritz-Carlton2 miles per US$1 spent
Rixos5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Rocketmiles500 - 10,000 miles per night
Rotana Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
Sea World Resort Australia28 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay
Sheraton2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Sino Hotels500 miles per stay~
Sofitel5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Sol by Meliá300 miles per stay
Somerset Serviced Residence150 miles per night
SpringHill Suites by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Staybridge Suites1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 11 miles per US$10 spent
St. Regis2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts5 miles per 4 Euros spent
Swiss-Belhotel1 mile per US$1 spent
Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces500 miles per stay
Tapestry Collection5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Thalassa sea & spa5 miles per 4 Euros spent
The Boutique Collection500 miles per stay
The Crest Collection150 miles per night
The Gateway Hotels & Resorts250 miles per stay
The Langham Hotel500 miles per stay
The Luxury Collection2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
The Montcalm Luxury Hotels19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
The Peninsula Hotels500 miles per stay
The Sebel5 miles per 4 Euros spent
The Venetian Macao Resort19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Tinidee Golf Resort @ Phuket19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Tinidee Hotel @ Ranong19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stay
TownePlace Suites by Marriott1 mile per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Traders Hotels500 miles per stay
Tribute Portfolio2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
tru by Hilton5 miles per US$8 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
TRYP by Wyndham+300 miles per stay
Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts250 miles per stay
Waldorf Astoria5 miles per US$4 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn up to an extra 23 miles per US$10 spent
Warner Leisure Hotels19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
W Hotels2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Westin2 miles per US$1 spent, plus book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn an extra 19 miles per US$10 spent
Worldhotels500 miles per stay
YOTEL19 miles per US$10 spent, when booked via KrisFlyer Spree
YTL Hotels600 miles per stay

+ Booked via Melia only. * Excludes China. ^ Excludes these properties. ~ Minimum 2 night stay required.

You’ll see that some hotels offer a fixed number of KrisFlyer miles regardless of stay length, others tie it to your spend or the number of nights. So you’ll need to calculate what hotel will offer the best return on your spend, based on room rate and length of stay.

Note that you can only earn miles at Hilton and AYANA properties via points transfer, and/or from clicking through KrisFlyer Spree affiliate links.

Make sure you refer to each hotel partner’s website for more information on how to earn KrisFlyer miles and specific terms and conditions. The KrisFlyer Spree website will also provide additional terms that must be followed in order to earn extra miles.

The key terms are:

  • Hotels will not usually allow KrisFlyer earn for reservations booked through sites like Hotels.com or Agoda – though these websites often compensate by offering the ability to earn miles from them instead.

  • Some stays or rates are not eligible to earn KrisFlyer miles and some properties within each brand do not participate in the KrisFlyer program.

If you’re unsure and earning KrisFlyer miles is important to you, make sure to always check with the hotel for further information. It’s often as simple as a quick email.

AVANI Auckland

Stay a night at the AVANI Metropolis Auckland Residences, and earn 500 KrisFlyer miles

Earn KrisFlyer miles from hotel stays by transferring hotel loyalty program points to KrisFlyer

You can also earn KrisFlyer miles when you transfer hotel loyalty program points from participating hotel partners to your KrisFlyer account.

The table below shows the transfer rate for the relevant hotel partner, and how much you need to spend to earn the minimum number of points required to redeem for KrisFlyer miles. You usually won’t earn points on the tax component of hotel stays.

Note that these numbers are based on you not having elite status with any of these programs. If you have status, you’ll usually earn a lot more:

Hotel ProgramHotel points earned on room rate ($USD, unless noted)Minimum Transfer RateMinimum base spend required to earn number of hotel points for transfer ($USD, unless noted)
AccorHotels2.5 Rewards points for every 1 Euro, except ibis, ibis styles, Mama Shelter, which is 1.25 per 1 Euro; Adagio which is 1 per 1 Euro; and Adagio Access which is 0.5 per 1 Euro4,000 Rewards points = 2,000 miles1600 Euro
AYANA Rewards1 point for ever 10,000 IDR2,000 AYANA Rewards points = 1,000 miles20,000,000 IDR
Hilton Honors10 points for every $1, except Home2 Suites and Tru by Hilton, which is 5 points for every $14,000 Honors points = 500 miles$400
IHG Rewards Club10 points for every $1, except Staybridge and Candlewood Suites, which is 5 points for every $110,000 IHG Rewards Club points = 2,000 miles$1,000
Marriott Bonvoy10 Marriott points per $1, except Element, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites properties, which are 5 points for every $1; and Marriott Executive Apartments and ExecuStay which is 2.5 points for every $13,000 Marriott points = 1,000 miles

Transfer 60,000 points and receive 5,000 bonus miles
$300
Radisson Rewards20 Radisson Rewards points for every $12,000 Radisson Rewards points = 200 miles$100
Shangri-La Golden Circle1 GC Award point for every $12,500 GC Award points = 3,125 miles$2,500
Taj InnerCircle, via Golden Circle3 GC Award points for every $52,500 GC Award points = 3,125 miles$4,167
World of Hyatt5 World of Hyatt points for every $15,000 World of Hyatt points = 2,000 miles

Transfer 50,000 points and receive 5,000 bonus miles
$1,000

While these hotels offer the ability to convert their own membership points into KrisFlyer miles, most also let you choose to earn KrisFlyer miles direct (excluding Hilton and AYANA).

So which option is best? We’ve run through some of the more popular programs below to show how you can collect the highest number of miles from your stay, whether that is direct earn, or miles transfer.

This assessment assumes that there are no bonus offers on, and that you will have the minimum number of program points required to make a transfer to the KrisFlyer program:

Golden Circle

Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La have a special partnership which allows you to ‘double-dip’ and earn both KrisFlyer miles and Golden Circle (GC) Award points for each stay.

Once registered, you will receive the following for each eligible stay:

  • 500 miles; and
  • 1 GC Award point for each US$1 spent

If you want extra miles, you can transfer your GC Award points to KrisFlyer at a 25% bonus conversion rate of 1 point to 1.25 miles. A minimum 2,500 GC Award Points is required for each conversion, with subsequent 500-point increments.

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney

Taj InnerCircle

Thanks to Taj InnerCircle’s Warmer Welcomes partnership with Shangri-La Golden Circle, you can earn Golden Circle (GC) Award points when staying at any Taj Hotel.

This provides an opportunity to earn a higher rate of KrisFlyer miles on more expensive stays than you otherwise would have if you earned miles direct.

Golden Circle members will earn 3 GC Award points per US$5 spent on eligible charges, including room, F&B etc. on stays at any Taj hotel if they have linked their account to Taj InnerCircle. You’ll then be able to transfer your GC Award points to KrisFlyer at a 25% bonus conversion rate of 1 point to 1.25 miles.

This gives you an effective earn rate of 0.75 miles per US$1 spend at Taj Hotels.

Thus:

  • If your qualifying stay at a Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces property will cost more than US$667, or your stay at a Taj Vivanta or Gateway property will cost more than US$334, you’ll ‘earn’ more miles by opting to earn GC Award points. Make sure to specify at check-in that you want to earn GC Award points.
  • Cheaper stays will see you earn more miles by opting to earn directly.

Remember, you’ll need to accrue at least 2,500 GC Award points before you can make a transfer to KrisFlyer.

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York City

Marriott

Whether it’s better to earn miles or points with Marriott Rewards can be a bit complicated.

To summarise, you can earn either:

  1. 2 miles or 10 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 at all brands except those listed below;
  2. 1 mile or 10 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 at AC Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Moxy, Protea, Aloft, and Four Points by Sheraton properties;
  3. 1 mile or 5 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 at Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, and Element by Westin properties;
  4. 1 mile or 2.5 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 at Marriott Executive Apartments; and
  5. No miles or 2.5 Marriott Rewards points per US$1 at ExecuStay.

Marriott points will transfer to KrisFlyer at a 3:1 ratio. You’ll also earn a bonus 5,000 miles for each 60,000 points you transfer to KrisFlyer.

Thus, to earn the most miles, follow these general rules:

  • If you’re staying at any of the hotels under 1, 2, 3 and 5 above, you should opt to earn Marriott Rewards points, and then convert these to KrisFlyer miles.
  • You’ll earn more miles at Marriott Executive Apartments via direct earn.

You can change your earning preference on your member profile at any time before a stay.

Note that there is a minimum transfer requirement of 3,000 points.

Sydney Marriott

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

World of Hyatt

You can choose between one of the following for each eligible stay:

  • 500 miles; or
  • 5 World of Hyatt points for each US$1 spent

If your qualifying stay will cost over US$250, you’ll ‘earn’ more miles by opting to earn World of Hyatt Points, and then converting. You’ll also receive a 5,000 mile bonus for ever 50,000 points that you convert.

Cheaper stays will see you earn more miles by opting to earn directly.

You can decide when you check-in whether you’d like to earn World of Hyatt points, or KrisFlyer miles.

Note that you’ll need at least 5,000 points to convert to miles. The transfer rate works out to be 0.4 miles per point.

Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt, Sydney

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards will let you earn:

  • 500 KrisFlyer miles per qualifying stay at Radisson Blu, Raddison, and Park Plaza properties; and
  • 250 KrisFlyer miles per qualifying stay at Country Inns & Suites By Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson properties.

Alternatively, you can choose to earn 20 Radisson Rewards Gold Points per US$1 instead, and then convert to miles at a rate of 10:1. This is the equivalent of 2 miles per US$1 of spend.

You require a minimum of 2,000 Gold Points to convert to 200 miles. This is a pretty low minimum transfer rate compared to most programs.

Therefore, to maximise your miles earning:

  • If your stay at a Radisson Blue, Radisson, or Park Plaza property will cost over US$250, or your stay at a Country Inns & Suites By Radisson or Park Inn by Radisson property will cost over US$125, you’ll ‘earn’ more miles by opting to earn Gold Points, and then converting.
  • Cheaper stays at these properties will see you earn more miles by opting to earn directly.
  • If you’re staying at a Country Inns & Suites property, make sure to book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn bonus miles.

You can change your earning preference at any time, so make sure you do the maths before your stay so you can work out what will earn you the highest number of KrisFlyer miles.

It is important to note however that if you have an existing balance of at least 10,000 Gold Points, these will automatically convert to miles when you change your preference – so don’t choose switch if you’re otherwise banking your points for free nights, for example.

Radisson Blu Sydney

Radisson Blu, Sydney

AccorHotels

Le Club AccorHotels give you the ability to automatically convert your Rewards points to KrisFlyer miles. Every 2 Rewards points you earn will automatically be converted to 1 KrisFlyer mile.

Alternatively you can convert 4,000 Rewards points to 2,000 KrisFlyer miles at your convenience.

The number of miles you’ll earn between the two options is exactly the same.

If you’re staying at AccorHotels properties regularly and are likely to collect more than 4,000 Rewards points, then it’s best to rely on the conversion option – you won’t lose any value, and you’ll also have the flexibility of converting to other partner programs, like Asia Miles, Qantas Frequent Flyer, and Virgin Velocity.

A real positive of the Le Club program is that if you have elite status, you’ll be earning ‘bonus’ miles for each Euro of spend in accordance with your tier level, regardless of whether you opt into earning Rewards points, or automatic miles conversion.

Sofitel Auckland

Sofitel Auckland Picture Review

IHG Rewards Club

With IHG Rewards Club, you can earn either:

  1. 2 miles or 10 Rewards Club points per US$1 at InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, and Hualuxe properties;
  2. 1 mile or 10 Rewards Club points per US$1 at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Holiday Inn Resorts properties;
  3. 1 mile or 5 Rewards Club points per US$1 at Staybridge and Candlewood Suites properties.

Each Rewards Club point will be worth 0.2 KrisFlyer miles.

There is no difference in ‘value’ between choosing points or miles for the first and third categories above.

For example, if you spend US$400 on a stay at a Candlewood Suites property, and US$800 on a stay at an Intercontinental, you’ll earn either 10,000 Rewards Club points, or 2,000 miles.

However, for the second category, you’ll earn more miles by opting to earn IHG Rewards Club points, and then converting once you hit the minimum transfer amount of 10,000. Obviously this would only work on more expensive one-off stays, or if you’re staying at these properties fairly regularly.

You can change your earning preference at any time before a stay.

Remember to book via KrisFlyer Spree to earn bonus miles.

Intercontinental Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington

Conclusion and common rules

Out of the eight programs where you can convert hotel reward points into KrisFlyer miles, Shangri-La Golden Circle wins hands down for simplicity. Their ‘Double Dip’ offer is easy to understand, the program and earn rates are consistent internationally, and you won’t require any maths to figure out whether you’re getting the best deal.

AccorHotels effectively give you the same mileage earn rate, regardless of whether you choose to earn direct, or earn points with their rewards programs and transfer later on.

IHG are the same, with the exception of the Holiday Inn brand, where you’ll earn more ‘miles’ through earning IHG Rewards Club points and transferring these to KrisFlyer.

With Marriott Rewards, it is better value to earn points and then convert these to miles – with the exception of Marriott Executive Apartments, where you should earn miles directly.

For all the other chains, you’ll need to do some quick maths before your stay, because the scenarios can work out different depending on the cost of your stay.

Also keep in mind these common rules:

  • There are often hotel bonus promotions that allow you to earn extra points, which will often affect whether direct earn or conversion is the better deal.
  • If you are an elite member of some of these programs, the minimum spend to earn points and redeem for KrisFlyer miles will be even less – take this into account when doing the maths.
  • If you’re only staying at a hotel or brand on a one-off basis, you should opt to earn miles directly in almost all cases. This is so you’re not left with an account balance that you cannot otherwise use.

Earn KrisFlyer miles from hotel stays booked through aggregators

Is the hotel you’re wanting to stay at not a KrisFlyer partner? Well you’re in luck, because you can also earn miles for booking via varying aggregator sites, which gives you access to literally thousands of additional hotels, villas, and apartments around the world.

In some cases, booking a partner hotel via these sites will see you earn more miles than you would otherwise earn by booking direct, but keep in mind that you likely won’t receive any status benefits by using an aggregator, and direct bookings can often be cheaper.

WebsiteKrisFlyer miles earned (minimum)Notes
Agoda2 KrisFlyer per US$1 spent, or up to 10,000 KrisFlyer milesBooking link 1
Booking link 2
Booking.com23 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
ebookers23 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
Expedia30 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
HomeAway11 miles US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
Hotels.com26 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
HotelsCombined.com13 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
KaligoUp to 12 miles per SG$1 spent, to a max of 10,000 miles per nightRead our guide here
Otel.com23 miles per US$10 spentBook via Krisflyer spree
Rocketmiles500 - 5,000 miles per nightRead our guide here
Trip.com1 mile per US$1 spentBooking link

Missing Points?

Singapore Airlines advises that you should allow up to 8 weeks for your KrisFlyer miles to appear in your account, and to retain your original receipts or invoices in order to claim any missing miles. This is often not a problem with most of the hotel chains as your receipts and stay information tend to be tied to your account and available to access online.

Should you find yourself needing to make a claim, you can do so by completing this form. You must claim missing KrisFlyer miles within 6 months of your stay.

Summing Up

There are a huge selection of hotels that you can earn KrisFlyer miles at, and your earning ability is extended through their partnership with hotel booking aggregators like Rocketmiles and Trip.com.

The number of KrisFlyer miles you will earn will depend on how much you travel, whether it’s predominantly domestic or international, and the nightly rates of individual hotels. Make sure you do the maths.

Keep an eye on your hotel bookings to make sure you’re not missing out on KrisFlyer miles for your next stay.

Once you have earned them, here are some of the best ways to use them.

Photos courtesy of respective hotels.

Earn bonus KrisFlyer miles on hotel stays: latest offers was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch