UPDATE – JULY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
The link above includes information on Accor’s current double points promotion for stays in Europe, which runs until 5th September. You can register here.
If you choose to earn airline miles instead of collecting points in Le Club Accorhotels, Accor will give you 3,000 Miles & More miles on top of the usual 500.
Note, however, what their definition of a qualifying stay is:
A stay is defined as one night or several consecutive nights in the same hotel: at least one night at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels, at least two nights with Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and Adagio, at least four nights at ibis or ibis Styles hotels.
Since you need to stay more nights at the cheaper brands to qualify for miles, this promotion is never going to be worth a mattress run (where you book a local hotel, check in and then go home).
That said, if you are travelling in a cheap part of the world, such as Asia, it would represent a significant rebate on the cost of a Sofitel, Pullman or MGallery room. I found the two Pullman hotels in Bangkok at £58 for a random Saturday in November.
However, if you are active in Miles & More then this is not a bad deal if you are doing the stays anyway. Lufthansa miles are not the easiest to earn, especially as they are not an American Express Membership Rewards partner.
Accor Live Limitless update – July 2021:
Earn bonus Accor points: You will receive double base points on Accor stays in the UK and Europe until 5th September 2021, but you must register before booking. You can register here.
New to Accor Live Limitless? Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here. Our analysis of what Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Accor and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.