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, 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

Novotel Greenwich

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

Hilton Venice

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’

Mercure Kensington

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. […]

Bits: Indian Visa changes, Sofitel Terminal 5 back as a ‘secret hotel’, how HFP impacted East Coast Rewards

East Coast vouchers 2

More news in brief: Massively inconvenient Indian Visa changes for British visitors This story had passed me by until a HFP reader emailed me this week to tell me how much money he has lost due to changes to the India Visa regulations. Our reader […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend or partner 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 […]

Get a 4-star hotel at Heathrow from £45 via an arbitrage!


Mercure, the four-star brand owned by Accor and part of Le Club Accorhotels, is opening a property near Heathrow Airport in March. The Mercure London Heathrow Hotel is shown here on the Accor website. What it doesn’t tell you is that this hotel is currently […]

Very good Accor promotion – €160 of credit or 8,000 Avios for three stays, however cheap


Accor hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has launched an exceptionally generous promotion. It sits just behind the current Club Carlson offer (£150 of points for three nights) for the most generous offer currently available.  You can […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Bits: 250 Accor points via eRewards, Melia sale bargains, new Avios Suitcase stickers

Gran Melia Rome

Here is my final batch of odds and ends from my inbox! 250 Accor points (€5) for joining e-rewards Market research group e-rewards has teamed up with Le Club Accorhotels. My general view on e-rewards is well known – I don’t think their surveys offer […]

Accor ‘Happy Mondays’ (rooms from £25) are NOT dead – they have moved!

Accor Happy Monday

I’ve had a few emails in recent weeks from readers who found that the old landing page for the Accor ‘Happy Mondays’ promotion was dead.  They were not happy bunnies, because this is one of the most generous hotel promotions available for last minute rooms […]

Earn bonus Accor points every stay with ‘Places’ app – even from two 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). It offers bonus points on every stay when you do a ‘virtual check-in’ via a special app during your visit. You will […]