Good new Accor promotion – 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night stays

(EDIT:  the T&C’s of this offer now say it is valid for bookings from the 23rd January.  This could be an error, as the site is available for registration, but for safety you may want to return to this page on Monday and book then.)

Accor hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has launched a potentially generous new promotion.

You will earn €120 of Accor hotel vouchers or 6,000 Avios (or a variable pile of other airline miles) if you complete three 2-night stays at Accor properties before 9th April

You must book your stays by 12th February, however.  Even super-cheap weekend rooms booked under the ‘Happy Mondays’ offer will count!

You MUST register for this promotion via the offer website.

Existing bookings do NOT count.

Accor 6000 Avios promo

The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 6,000 Le Club AccorHotels points:

Your first 2-night stay comes with 500 bonus points

Your second 2-night stay comes with 2,500 points

Your third 2-night stay comes with 3,000 points

Whilst the Accor website for this promotion focuses on taking points, you can convert your 6,000 bonus points (plus base points) into airline miles.  For the main programmes I write about, the conversion rates are:

Flying Blue 2:1 or BA:  2:1

Iberia Avios:  1:1  (so don’t convert to BA!)

Emirates:  2:1

Etihad:  2:1

Miles & More:  2:1

By converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking the Accor hotel vouchers.  The hotel vouchers are therefore a better deal unless you have no plans to use them.  In all of the other airline schemes you are paying 4 Eurocents per mile which is very poor.

You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here.  Remember that bookings must be made by 12th February.

PS.  Remember that, from 1st January this year, bonus points from Accor promotions do not count towards status.  This offer is not a quick way of helping you retain Gold or Platinum for next year.

(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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  1. I’ve noticed that from this year Accorhotels was mentioning that the redemption for Avios, Iberia and BA were all the same now… it was a long time coming and perhaps their IT has not caught up yet (which would not suprise me) but their website clearly states “Minimum conversion: 4,000 Le Club AccorHotels points = 2,000 Avios” Iberia and BA… I hope its an error but seems like they’ve caught on to us

    • News to me if so ….. cheers. I transferred 4000 points to Iberia before Christmas and it went through at 1:1.

      • Either they’ve sneaked that one in – or they as usual have a case of left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing – next to post over some points to IBERIA will let us know I guess?

        • The Accor website does say ‘4000 to 2000’ but the terms and conditions (and the link to the T&C’s is directly above the conversion box) says:

          The minimum transferable amount for each of these airlines, the minimum level is 4,000 Rewards points per conversion, based on the following conversion rate:
          4,000 Rewards points = 2,000 miles, kilometres or air points;
          There are 8 exceptions:
          For Finnair Plus (Finnair), the conversion rate is 2,000 Rewards points = 2,000 Finnair Plus points.
          For Iberia Plus (Iberia), the conversion rate is 3,000 Rewards points = 3,000 Avios points.
          For Qantas Frequent Flyer (Qantas Airways), the conversion rate is 4,000 Rewards points = 4,000 Qantas points.
          For Velocity Frequent Flyer (Virgin Australia), the conversion rate is 4,000 Rewards points = 4,000 Velocity points.
          For PhoenixMiles (Air China), the conversion rate is 4,000 Rewards points Rewards = 3 200 miles.
          For Flying Blue (Air France KLM), the conversion rate is 2,000 Rewards points = 1,000 miles, with a maximum of 60,000 Rewards points converted per year and per carrier. The minimum number of points convertible is is 2,000 Rewards points.
          For Skymiles (Delta Airlines), the maximum number of Rewards points convertible per year and per Le Club AccorHotels member is 250,000 Rewards points.

  2. Sussex Bantam says:

    The T&C say
    OFFER VALID FOR STAYS FROM : 23/01/2017 TO 09/04/2017
    RESERVATION FROM : 23/01/2017 TO 12/02/2017

    so don’t book until Monday !

    • +1 – probably worth an edit in the article, Rob, in case people don’t read the comments.

    • You just saved me a cancellation and rebooking that would have been pointless, many thanks!

    • I think it’s a mistake in t&c’s and you can book it from now. The page clearly encourages you to book your next stay immediately after activating the offer.

      I think the sign up was made available early, and they just didn’t change the wording:
      “To enjoy this offer, the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty programme member must sign up by clicking on the “Sign up for the offer” button above (between 23/01/2017 and 12/02/2017) and then follow the instructions.
      3. The offer is valid only one time per member, for maximum 3 stays of 2 hotel nights minimum, booked through 12/02/2017, and done through 09/04/2017 in hotels participating in the Le Club AccorHotels programme.”

      • +1 I think this is an error. Yesterday January 23rd was mentioned in all the details of the offer but today it has been removed but it remains in the Ts and Cs. I think they just forgot to remove it from there.

      • I don’t think it’s an error. The global sale ends today and Accor has always run promotions one after another so that you couldn’t take advantage of two at the same time.

        And you don’t want to make the booking now and then not receive the bonus. Their customer service is non existent so you won’t get the bonus back.

        • Any idea when will be Accor supersale or similar to ongoing private sale?
          Not just ready to take plunge today, even though prices seem reasonable.

          • Nope, sorry

          • I’ve found the secret sale a joke. The 3 for 2 in the uk actually is the same price with our without using the”secret link” in the email. Waste of time and surely illegal advertising!

  3. wetboy1uk says:

    Does anyone have a copy of the press release on the Accor meeting promotion for 1,0 points for registering as Accor now seem to be saying that you actually had to make a booking to get the points. Just want to confirm and get some backup before I go back to them. Thanks

  4. Very off topic, but thought this might be of interest to some. Nationwide (via its Simply Rewards loyalty is running a few offers, two of which might be of interest to HFP readers who have Nationwide cards and have registered them on this website: 10% back on Heathrow Express bookings made until 21st Jan, and 10% back on CityJet flights booked until 31st Jan.
    Neither of the two offers seem to have a lower spend limit or upper earning limit and is valid for just one booking.
    Having said that, in my experience Nationwide is not great at tracking this cashback. Sometimes it works fine and sometimes it doesn’t – in which case some chasing up is required.

    • Interesting. I must admit I was very dubious at their 10% off when it was Hilton, but it worked perfectly and I got £200 cashback!

      • In the French version of the website:
        Transférez vos points et achetez un billet-prime pour vos prochaines vacances.
        Conversion minimale : 3 000 points Rewards = 3 000 Avios

        To bad, I already made two cancelation & reservation yesterday !

  5. Do you still get this bonus if you book through Accor from the portal?