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.

VERY generous Avios promo from Accor (at least 9 Avios per £1!) – and why you should credit to Iberia

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 and British Airways Executive Club. The offer runs until 12th October although you need to book by 12th September. Existing bookings made […]

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general view of hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for […]

Accor completes acquisition of Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles – what next for Le Club?

On Tuesday, the acquisition of Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles hotels by French group Accor legally completed.  It beat the legal completion of the Starwood / Marriott merger by a few days – that deal is also expected to finalise in the next week or so. […]

Accor Happy Mondays – the best last-minute hotel deal in the UK – gets even better

(EDIT 19th July – the special booking page is very buggy this week.  It DOES work if you follow the instructions below on how to use the main Accor site.) The Accor ‘Happy Mondays’ deal is the most generous hotel promotion available for last minute […]

Bits: 10% BA Diamond Club discount is back!, 30% off in the Accor Summer Sale

News in brief: The BA Diamond Club discount is back! Well, here’s a surprise.  At the end of May, the 10% discount on British Airways flights offered to holders of the old bmi British Midland credit cards stopped working. We had all forgotten that the […]

EXCLUSIVE: New Terminal 5 Priority Pass landside lounge now open!

There is new lounge available at Heathrow Terminal 5 for holders of a Priority Pass or LoungeKey card. It is the club lounge of the Sofitel hotel, Club Millesime, which is now open to the public. Full details are on the Priority Pass website – search […]

25% bonus on point transfers into Etihad Guest – but with a catch this year

Etihad Guest has brought back its offer of a 25% bonus on points you transfer into their scheme.  It is 14 months since we last saw this offer. You can find full details of this offer on the Etihad website here.  The closing date is 31st July. […]

1,000 free Accor points for meeting planners – and big first event bonus

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Ibis, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure etc, is offering a generous bonus if you register with Le Club Meeting Planner.  This is their ‘club within the club’ for anyone who books events or meetings. If you sign up before 30th November, […]

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 […]