Accor has brought back a sign-up link that gives you instant Platinum status in its Le Club Accorhotels loyalty programme. This will be very handy if you ever stay at a Novotel, Sofitel, M Gallery, Mercure etc.
The link is here. It does not mention Platinum status, but trust me that your account will immediately show you as Platinum.
You need to create a new account, so if you already have one you will need to abandon it and get a new one. The email address you use must be one that Accor does not already have on file.
The benefits of Platinum status can be found here – they are not life changing, but certainly worth having (upgrade, 5pm check-out etc). And you may be able to use your Platinum status here to get a status match with another hotel chain ….
It may also come in handy if you book one of the ‘Happy Monday’ discount rates I mentioned on Monday and which are due to run each Monday for a while.