Le Club AccorHotels (Novotel, Sofitel)

Le Club AccorHotels is the loyalty scheme for Pullman, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure and Ibis hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for cash credit towards free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Le Club AccorHotels which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

In this article yesterday I asked for your help in confirming whether Accor had cut their transfer rate into Avios or whether it was a typo.  It seems to be a typo on their website, luckily. This means that, if you collect Avios points via […]

Bits: important Accor promo update, Accor / Iberia transfer rate changed?

News in brief: Important Accor promotion update Yesterday I wrote about the new Accor promotion.  This offers you potentially 6,000 Avios or €120 of hotel credit for making 3 x 2-night stays. What I did not point out clearly, although it is stated on the […]

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.) […]

Today only: Accor ‘Blue Monday’ bargains for UK hotels for next two weekends

Accor (Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman etc) has the best ‘last minute’ scheme of ANY UK hotel chain. Every Monday and Tuesday, it makes rooms available for the following two weekends at aggressively low prices.  Ibis hotels outside London are just £25 per night.  At […]

New Accor rules on gaining and keeping status now in place – be aware!

On 1st January, Le Club AccorHotels (the loyalty scheme for Mercure, Novotel, M Gallery, Sofitel, Ibis etc) made some sweeping changes to its programme. We had received plenty of notice, but it will still come as a bit of a jolt to anyone who used […]

Bits: BA cabin crew to strike, Accor / Amex cashback extended, SAS / Avis deal

News in brief: British Airways cabin crew to strike The British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew – which is pretty much everyone who has been hired since 2010 – have voted for strike action following their rejection of a 2% pay rise. Union Unite has […]

Bits: Convert Qatar miles INTO Accor, 10000 Flying Blue miles with one hotel booking

News in brief: Convert Qatar Qmiles INTO Le Club AccorHotels points (and then Avios?) Qatar Airways has become a partner of Le Club AccorHotels, the Novotel / Sofitel / Ibis / Mercure loyalty programme. You can now convert your Accor points into Qatar Privilege Club […]

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

If you need a hotel during December, I wanted to remind you of the generous Accor promotion which has been running for the last two months and which continues until the end of the year. Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, […]

Bits: Accor Autumn sale ending, Etihad credit card bonus extended, blow drys at T5

News in brief: Accor Autumn Sale ends Wednesday The Accor Autumn sale ends on Wednesday.  This slipped through the HFP net when it launched and there are only two days left to book. You need to book at least 30 days in advance to get […]

Earn bonus Accor points every stay with ‘Places’ app – even from six months ago

I have written before about the points-earning Facebook app run by Le Club Accorhotels (the loyalty scheme for Ibis, Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery etc) but I thought it worth another mention. It offers bonus points on every stay when you do a ‘virtual check-in’ via […]

Accor Super Sale – up to 30% off and free breakfast

Yesterday was the start of the new Accor Super Sale, featuring discounts at 2,800 hotels worldwide Le Club AccorHotels members have already been able to book rooms for the last few days.  This week non members can also take advantage of cheaper room rates and free […]

Last chance: 10,000 Avios points or €200 for 4 x 2-night Accor stays, however cheap!

This is a quick reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, is that last day to make a booking under the current very generous Le Club AccorHotels offer, covering Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc. You will earn €200 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or miles in another […]

Bits: Gatwick shorthaul schedule changes, 25% off and free drinks at Ibis, Hilton flash sale ending

News in brief: Shorthaul changes at Gatwick airport announced British Airways has announced changes to their shorthaul flights from Gatwick airport for the Summer 2017 season: The twice a week service to Bodrum (BJV) has been suspended and will not return next Summer A Monday flight to […]

Win a trip around the world with Radisson Blu and up to 200,000 points with Accor

There are two interesting competitions around at the moment run by major hotel chains. One is hosted by Radisson Blu and the other by Le Club AccorHotels. Win a trip around the world with Radisson Blu Radisson Blu is giving away a trip around the world […]

Earn triple Avios – SEVEN per Euro! – on Accor (Sofitel, Mercure, Novotel etc) stays

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus. The offer runs until 31st December.  Registration does not seem to be required. Full details can be found here. This is […]

Bits: last day for Tesco ink deals, my Hertz President’s Circle card arrives, Lufthansa to take over airberlin short-haul

News in brief: Last day for Tesco ink deals If you have a Canon, Epson or HP printer, today is the last day to earn 240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles with every ink cartridge you buy from Tesco Direct. Full details are in todays […]

10,000 Avios points or €200 for 4 x 2-night Accor stays, however cheap!

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a very generous promotion which could allow you to earn a significant number of miles. You will earn €200 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or miles in […]