Amex Plat? This is how to get your Accor Platinum status extended ….

As I discussed last week, Le Club AccorHotels is changing the rules on how you earn status starting from 1st January 2017.

More pressingly, it is withdrawing Platinum status from American Express Platinum charge card holders from 15th April.

My wife and I both have Accor Platinum status via our Amex Platinum cards.  Our status was due to expire in October 2016.

This was unfortunate.   Anyone who has an expiry of date of 1st January 2017 or later has had their status extended to 31st December 2017.  We just missed out.

So, two days ago, I went back to the Amex website and re-applied for Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status for both of us on our existing Accor accounts.  This is despite the fact that we both already have it.

Le Club AccorHotels logo

What happened?

Both my wife and I now have expiry dates of 30th April 2017.

Since, in theory, all status moves will now take place at the end of the year and not midyear, my gut feeling is that my membership will end up being extended to 30th December 2017.

I can’t complain about that.

So …..

If:

you have Accor Platinum status via American Express, and

your membership year expires before 31st December 2016

I strongly recommend going onto the Amex Platinum website and re-applying for Accor Platinum.  It will push out your expiry to 30th April 2017 and, hopefully, a later extension to 31st December 2017.

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Comments

  1. From Amex website:

    “Important change: From 15 April 2016, Le Club AccorHotels will no longer form part of your Platinum Cardmembership.

    If you have already enrolled with Le Club AccorHotels and your membership expires on or before 30 April 2016, your membership will automatically be extended for a Le Club AccorHotels membership year in the Platinum tier.

    If you have already enrolled and your membership expires on or after 1 May 2016, AccorHotels will assess your membership when you reach your membership anniversary and enrol you into the appropriate tier in accordance with the Le Club AccorHotels Terms and Conditions (please visit accorhotels.com/leclub to view these Terms).

    If you are currently not enrolled with Le Club AccorHotels, you must enrol by 15 April 2016 to enjoy a complimentary year in the Platinum tier.”

  2. Nick Burch says:

    I went to the Amex Plat website late on Friday, and filled in the form to re-upgrade my current Accor Platinum card. Just got an email from them saying “Your new card is on the way”, and logging in shows that my status date has been extended to April next year.

    So, it works, thanks Raffles!

  3. Paul Gill says:

    Worked for me too now extended to 30/3/2017 VMT for the tip