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2,500 Avios PER STAY with Accor (Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis) to 31st December

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This is possibly the most generous Avios hotel promotion of the year in terms of earning airline miles!

Accor is the hotel group behind Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and M Gallery, amongst others. It has teamed up with avios.com (NOTE not British Airways) to offer 2,500 Avios points on stays until the end of the yearFull details are here.

To earn the bonus, you must select Avios (not British Airways Executive Club) as your earnings partner in your Le Club Accorhotels account. You do NOT have to register for the promotion. There is also no minimum stay and, importantly, no limit to the number of times you can earn the bonus.

This promotion appears to replace the standard earning rate of 1 Avios point per Euro 1 spent.

Further details can be found here at the Accor website.  It states clearly that ‘all room rates are eligible’ – the small print actually excludes airline crew rates and the like, but any standard rate on the Accor website should be OK.

Note that if you signed up for the ‘Euro 160 for three stays’ promotion then it will NOT combine with this, because the Avios promotion requires you to earn Avios points instead of Accor points.  It is now too late to register for that promotion if you did not do so.

Remember that Accor is also running a UK sale at the moment which would work fine with this promotion.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (46)

  • MBaba says:

    My company has a reduced rates at a Pullman property. It also uses a corporate booking agent.

    I was wondering if I can use either of these to book the hotel, show my Accor hotel code on check in and get the bonus? Or do I need to do the whole booking myself?

    Thanks!

    • Rob says:

      You are normally OK via a corporate travel agent – these promos are aimed at business travelers after all!

  • Duncan says:

    This doesn’t seem to have worked for me, I swapped the earning preference from Iberia to Avios before the stay on an existing booking, however it seems to have come through without the bonus. Get a total of 750 points for this stay instead of the 5000 I was expecting. It’s now not transferring as I haven’t hit 2000 points, wondering if it’s better to just swap back to Iberia before doing the trick to force the points through, otherwise I’ll end up losing half of the value.

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  • Peter says:

    Think this might have been a little misleading??

    I stayed at an ibis last week. Earned 5131 points. 5000 for the promotion and 131 for the actual spend.
    This morning only 2000 avios in my account. small print infers that blocks of 4000 are converted at a time?? Hence my comment about misleading? Admittedly I will be staying in Reading almost weekly until Christmas, so it may all line up in the end. But it seems a little confusing.