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.

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, decent Platinum benefits at Sofitel […]

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

This is the fourth 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 are the best hotel promos for April?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on each […]

Bits: BA long haul buy-on-board confusion, interesting Accor / Economist deal

News in brief: British Airways tells the press it is considering long-haul buy on board I had been told, prior to last weeks big British Airways press event which we covered in depth, that Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz was being deliberately kept away from […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes.   Every single scheme has seen big changes since I last looked at this two years ago.  Each programme will be covered in two articles on consecutive […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay. (I ran a sister article to this in November which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying […]

Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor – at least 7.5 per €1 (but make sure you choose Iberia)

Last week we covered a triple miles promotion that Accor is running with Flying Blue and Miles & More. An Avios version has now launched.  This allows you to earn triple Avios on every stay. The stay period is generously long – up to 30th […]

Bits: pay for access to Etihad lounges, 3x Flying Blue & Lufthansa miles with Accor

News in brief: Buy yourself access to Etihad’s airport lounges Following rival Emirates which opened up its facilities to paying passengers earlier this year, Etihad has decided to let Economy passengers buy access to their airport lounges.  Times are getting tougher for the Middle East carriers. Included are the […]

Bits: Win a stay in a castle for you and 20 guests, cheap Sofitel T5 deals

News in brief: Win a stay for 20 people at Duns Castle in Scotland HomeAway is a website where you can book private homes and apartments for your holidays with friends and family. One of the unique places you can book on HomeAway is Duns […]

What are the best hotel promos for March?

Our monthly credit card round-up has always been a popular article, so I’ve decided to trial a similar monthly round-up of the best hotel offers from the major chains. All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which […]

Get 3 nights for the price of 2 in new Accor sale

Accor has launched a new worldwide sale where you can book 3 nights for the price of 2. This covers brands such as Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman and Ibis.  The new acquisitions – Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – are also included for the first […]

Bits: BA credit card fee change delayed, up to 3000 Avios from Europcar

News in brief: British Airways credit card fee change delayed again British Airways has announced a further, but possibly final, delay to its plan to restructure credit card charges. This was originally meant to take effect on 14th December but was later delayed until 31st January. […]

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

I wrote about this offer last week but did so before the deal had officially launched.  Now that it is open for bookings I thought I would run this article again.  Feel free to ignore it if you read it last week! Accor hotels, which own Novotel […]

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 […]