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.

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

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I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?


The American Airlines promotion offering a 20% bonus on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest is still running until August 7th.   Partly inspired by this deal, and partly by my article yesterday on the value of a Hilton HHonors point, I wanted to consider if it ever […]

Bits: Accor Summer sale, another ‘buy AA miles’ sale, Shangri-La deal for Asia visitors

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News in brief: Accor launches ‘up to 40% off’ Summer sale Accor, the Novotel / Sofitel / Mercure / Ibis etc group, has launched a Summer sale with quoted discounts of up to 40%. It covers the entire Summer, valid for stays until August 30th. […]

Triple Avios when you credit your Accor stays to avios.com or BAEC

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Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery, Pullman etc, has launched a new promotion in association with avios.com and British Airways Executive Club. Accor has teamed up with avios.com to offer triple Avios points on stays until the end […]

When your Le Club Accorhotels points expire, and how to stop it


I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Le Club Accorhotels points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Le Club Accorhotels points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points […]

10,000 Avios points or €200 for 3 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 a variable […]

What is the best hotel promotion currently available?

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A lot of good hotel promotions ended on April 30th with no obvious replacements.  As we are now into May, I thought it was worth doing a quick recap of the best hotel promotions currently available. Club Carlson The standout promotion for me at the moment […]

Bits: more £800 Qatar Airways deals, 500 points for joining Le Club Accorhotels, Best Western sale

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News in brief: Qatar Airways 2-4-1 sale means more business class tickets under £800! I won’t write about this in huge detail because I have covered the recent Qatar Airways ‘£800 tickets to Asia’ a couple of times recently, for example here. Until this Wednesday, […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club Accorhotels – The Opinion


In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, easy to achieve Platinum status […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Le Club Accorhotels – The Facts


This is the fifth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

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Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes. Each programme will be covered in two posts on consecutive days: The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

Another discount route for Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 and a Sofitel Gatwick deal

Sofitel Terminal 5 Heathrow

I wrote last week about how the Sofitel Heathrow hotel, the five-star directly connected to Terminal 5, was being offered cheaply via lastminute.com and their ‘top secret hotels’ programme.  You can read about that deal here. If the lastminute.com deal is not available for your […]

Bits: Accor 3-4-2 sale returns, Qatar offers from Manchester, good Aer Lingus availability, 15% off HotelTonight

Sofitel St James 350

Some news in brief: Accor 3-4-2 global sale returns Accor, parent of Ibis, Novotel, Sofitel (Sofitel St James pictured below), Mercure, Pullman, M Gallery and other chains, has brought back its occasional ‘3 for 2′ sale. This covers 2,500 hotel globally and offers 3 nights […]

250 bonus Accor points on your next stay + 500 points on UK Novotel stays

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Two interesting new promotions from Le Club Accorhotels have been dug out by Loyalty Lobby. 250 bonus Accor points (worth €5) on your next stay Via this link, you can register for a promotion which offers 250 Le Club Accorhotels points on your next stay […]

Hilton and Accor – two hotel schemes where you earn more Avios with Iberia Plus than with BA

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If you collect Avios points via your hotel stays, there are two hotel schemes which let you earn in Iberia Plus and British Airways, but where Iberia Plus is more lucrative. The origins of this date back to when British Airways and Iberia had their own […]

How I got very drunk and discovered London hotel ‘day rooms’

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Last Thursday I was at a major London charity event with a friend.  Unfortunately, this event was serving fruit flavoured cocktails which appeared to contain disproportionately large amounts of alcohol.  The net result was that I ended up drunker than I have been for a l-o-n-g time. […]