Redeem Accor points for events at the Paris AccorHotels Arena and in London

If you build up a lot of Le Club AccorHotels points through your stays at Ibis, Novotel, Mercure and Sofitel hotels, you now have new options for using them.

Want to go to Paris?

The AccorHotels Arena is the second largest arena in Paris after the Stadt de France.  It reopened in October after substantial modernisation and Accor has signed a 10 year deal to be the core sponsor.  It was previously known as Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy.

A private box for Le Club AccorHotels members is available for each event.  This comes with food and drink and seems very similar to the arrangement that Starwood has at the O2 in London.

The prices seem very reasonable.  Big name rock concerts seem to be around 10,000 points for two people whilst sporting events are cheaper.  You can book as far ahead as April so there is plenty of time to arrange flights or a train and a hotel around your trip.  Remember that 10,000 Accor points would only get you €200 of free hotel stays or 10,000 Avios if you redeemed via that route.

There will also be special benefits for Le Club members who purchase standard tickets.  Around 100 seats for each event will be reserved for members (for cash) and you will have access to a private bar situated directly behind you.

You can browse events and book your seats via this website.  Thanks to Marcus.

AccorHotels Arena

Want to stay in the UK?

Accor has also been trialling tickets for events in London, using a box at the O2.

All of the current events are sold out.  However, it is worth bookmarking this link – www.leclubaccorhotels-vip-events-uk.com to keep an eye on what turns up.  I will also report back if I see anything interesting!

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see  our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. William PH says:

    Slightly pedantic, but the Stade de France holds about 80000 and the Parc des Princes about 48000 , I think that the new Stade Jean-Bouin, near Parc des Princes, is also bigger than Bercy. Bercy is probably the biggest indoor stadium in Paris though.

    Stayed opposite Jean-Bouin last summer on an Accor Deal, at the Hotel Molitor – they were offering spa weekends. Great new hotel built around 1920s swimming pools with a good quality spa which Mrs H loved for her birthday treat!

    • Unfortunately Accor’s Hotel Molitor has already gone downhill. It was an interesting idea: refurbish a derelict former lido on the edge of central Paris, on the edge of the peripherique ring road. A stately spa hotel right by the Bois, it should have been lovely – but they tried to retain the squatted feel with an ‘edgy’ street art theme, incorporating graffiti everywhere including the carpets! It’s too expensive for the locals to swim there, and although the hotel claims to welcome schools, we never saw any children. As a result, the whole place is a hot mess with beautiful open air pools that sit empty, broken spa facilities, and dispirited staff who manage to be grumpy even by Paris standards. There’s just zero buzz, which is really sad for a place that aches to be hip.