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.

Bits: Accor UK hotel deals for the Bank Holiday, those AwardWallet upgrade codes

News in brief: Book a UK Accor hotel for the Bank Holiday from £25 Accor’s ‘Happy Mondays’ is the most generous hotel promotion available for last minute weekend rooms in the UK.  If you find yourself in need of a hotel room for the following weekend, […]

Earning miles or points from Europcar car rentals

Europcar is a major player on the car rental scene in Europe (the company is based in France) although it has a lower profile than the big boys, Hertz and Avis. It is very possible that your travels will see you renting from Europcar at […]

Good Accor promotion – €120 of credit or 6,000 Avios for three stays, however cheap

Accor hotels, which owns Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has launched a new, generous, promotion. Given the generally weak offers launched by Carlson, Hilton, IHG and Starwood for Q2, this is worth a look.  The only snag is […]

Need a UK Bank Holiday hotel? Accor Happy Mondays (£25+) available Fri-Tue and bookable now

Accor’s ‘Happy Mondays’ is the most generous hotel promotion available for last minute weekend rooms in the UK.  If you find yourself in need of a hotel room for the following weekend, it is definitely the best place to look. It is nice and simple, and […]

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 […]

Bits: BA ‘Upgrade to First’ promo returns, Accor buys onefinestay, triple PPB points on Air Canada

News in brief: British Airways ‘Upgrade to First’ promotion returns British Airways has brought back its regular ‘Upgrade To First’ promotion.  This allows anyone purchasing a flexible or semi-flexible Club World ticket in J, C, D or R classes (this excludes the cheapest I-class fares) to […]

Accor makes it even harder to earn Platinum status – but is offering £30 off via Amex!

On 15th April, Le Club AccorHotels (the loyalty scheme for Mercure, Novotel, M Gallery, Sofitel, Ibis etc) is removing free Platinum membership from the perks available to American Express Platinum cardholders.  You can read more about that here. Three years ago, ANYONE could get Accor […]

Bits: new Pullman hotel in Liverpool, Marriott / Starwood takeover latest

News in brief: Accor opens Pullman hotel in Liverpool Accor has opened its upmarket business hotel brand Pullman in Liverpool.  This is a new-build hotel situated next to the Arena & Convention Centre. It is only the 2nd Pullman property in the UK but a […]

Bits: 500 Accor points with wine, double Heathrow Rewards on fashion, current Tesco Clubcard earning deals

News in brief: Earn 500 Le Club AccorHotels points from Laithwaites There are few ways of earning Le Club AccorHotels points without staying in their hotels.  This is particularly frustrating if you just a few points short of another €40 discount voucher. (You can convert […]

Need a UK hotel for Easter? Accor Happy Mondays (from £25) available Thu – Tue this week!

Accor’s ‘Happy Mondays’ is the most generous hotel promotion available for last minute weekend rooms in the UK.  If you find yourself in need of a hotel room for the following weekend, it is definitely the best place to look. It is nice and simple, and […]

Time running out to get Amex Platinum if you want free Accor Platinum status

If you have been thinking about getting the American Express Platinum charge card, there is a ‘sweet spot’ for the next 10 days or so. Six weeks ago, American Express added three new hotel status benefits to the Platinum card: Hilton HHonors – Gold status […]

Are the new Amex Platinum Hilton, Melia and Shangri-La benefits worth much?

As I announced on HFP last week, and subsequently confirmed to cardholders in writing, American Express has added three new hotel benefits to the Platinum charge card package: Hilton HHonors Gold status Melia Rewards Gold status Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade status However, it is also removing Le Club […]

New Amex Platinum hotel benefits launched! But a shock exit too ….

Back in October, I wrote about the new deal that American Express had done with Hilton HHonors to offer status as part of the American Express Platinum benefits package. It had been slowly rolling out globally but had not yet reached the UK. However, a […]

Triple points for UK Accor weekend stays – should apply to Happy Mondays too!

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc, has launched a triple points offer for weekend stays in the UK.  You can register here. Accor is already your best bet for UK weekend hotel bookings as long as you are happy […]

Wide range of new Avios hotel promotions – and free Langham London lounge access

British Airways has unveiled a range of Avios hotel promotions for people who prefer to earn Avios rather than hotel points when they stay. Full details of all of these offers can be found on the ‘News and Offers’ Executive Club pages on ba.com. Here […]

Big UK Accor sale this week – rooms from just £25! Airport hotels included

There seems to be ‘something in the air’ in the hotel business which smells a little of panic as the stock market starts to teeter.   Starwood, as I cover in my third article today, has changed its current promotion to make it more generous. […]

Get free Accor Gold status and 10% off ibis stays with an ibis Business Card

I haven’t covered the ibis Business Card on Head for Points before, so I thought it was worth a look at this potential money saver. If you are a regular visitor to ibis Hotels, you might find the benefits help you make the most of […]

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 23rd March and is valid for up to 8 stays.  Registration does not seem to be […]

Lessons in arbitrage – why 10,000 bonus Finnair miles from PointsHound are more valuable than you think

PointsHound is a hotel booking service which works in a similar way to Kaligo.com and Rocketmiles.  You earn a chunk of frequent flyer miles for booking with them but your stays will not earn you points or status benefits from the hotel where you stay. PointsHound […]