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Amex Plat? This is how to get your Accor Platinum status extended ….

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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 Platinum status via our Amex Platinum cards.  Our status was due to expire in October 2016.

This was unfortunate.   Anyone who has an expiry of date of 1st January 2017 or later has had their status extended to 31st December 2017.  We just missed out.

So, two days ago, I went back to the Amex website and re-applied for Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status for both of us on our existing Accor accounts.  This is despite the fact that we both already have it.

Le Club AccorHotels logo

What happened?

Both my wife and I now have expiry dates of 30th April 2017.

Since, in theory, all status moves will now take place at the end of the year and not midyear, my gut feeling is that my membership will end up being extended to 30th December 2017.

I can’t complain about that.

So …..

If:

you have Accor Platinum status via American Express, and

your membership year expires before 31st December 2016

I strongly recommend going onto the Amex Platinum website and re-applying for Accor Platinum.  It will push out your expiry to 30th April 2017 and, hopefully, a later extension to 31st December 2017.

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(New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here.)

Comments (31)

  • Owen says:

    My status is valid till 12/17

  • Tariq says:

    Received an email from them this morning:

    From today, any status level acquired during 2016 shall be valid until 31 December 2017.

    It’s time to enjoy the experience of Silver, Gold or Platinum status!

    – Find out more about the changes to your loyalty programme in 2017!

  • Andrew says:

    Yep, worked for me: original expiry was July 2016, reapplied in February and expiry became March 2017 which has now automatically been pushed back to 31/12/17.

  • Robert says:

    I might be being thick here, but do I enrol as a new member or as an existing one for this to work?

  • Robert says:

    Cheers guys.

  • Jon says:

    I applied for a status upgrade via amex about a week ago. How long does it first take to upgrade to platinum?

  • Ann says:

    Am I being a bit thick here but I can’t seem to do this as it says the email address already exists if I try to register a new account and when I log into my existing account I can’t see where to re-enrol. My status end date moved from Nov 2016 to mar 2017 but would be good to get to the end of 2017

  • Ann says:

    Sorry I’m travelling and jet lagged I see you meant Amex site not Accor site, please ignore