Get free Accor Gold status and 10% off ibis stays with an ibis Business Card

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Many Head for Points readers currently have Platinum status in Le Club AccorHotels, as it used to be an American Express Platinum charge card benefit.

Accor ended this deal last year, and those of us who have Platinum status will lose it at the end of 2017.  It will probably be a ‘hard landing’ back to the basic entry level if Accor follow the rules to the letter.

If you want to retain some sort of Accor status for your occasional stays during 2018, this deal may be worth a look instead.

Welcome to the ibis Business Card.  If you are a regular visitor to ibis Hotels, you might find the benefits help you make the most of what is generally an unexciting experience!


The ibis Business Card is not free.  There is a fee of £65.  However, the benefits may be worth it to you:

Le Club AccorHotels Gold status – this may in itself be worth £65 even if you rarely stay at ibis Hotels.  

Gold is mid-tier status with Accor and usually requires 30 nights per year.  You receive free internet (although all UK Accor hotels offer this to everyone), an upgrade on arrival if available, a free welcome drink, late check-out on request and a 50% base points bonus (3.7 per €1 instead of 2.5).

10% discount on your room (flexible rates only according to a comment below)

10% discount on a room for a colleague

10% discount on breakfast

10% discount on your restaurant and bar bills, even if not staying in the hotel

Guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours in advance

Even if you only stay at the smarter Accor brands, you might find £65 to be a fair price to pay for Accor Gold status and its benefits.

To join ibis Business Card, you need to fill in the form on this page.

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

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  1. 5% off spend over £35 at Ibis on Nationwide Visa offers just now.

  2. So what’s the difference between “I am a business traveller” on registration page?
    No there is no, there why should I pay €90 in stead of €75?

    • Andy Taylor says:

      Is it with the VAT? Maybe they are quoting an ex-vat price if you say you are a business traveller? In which case it would be added back on later anyway.

  3. Andy Taylor says:

    I have been a member of Ibis Business for a couple of years and I would recommend it if you stay at Accor properties more than a couple of times a year.
    The benefits at Ibis are nothing to shout about. Broadly speaking, it brings down the price of the flexible rate the same as the non-flex.
    However, a few free upgrades at a Mercure or Novotel and you will soon get your £65 back.
    At the Mercure in Liverpool I booked a basic room and was given a suite.
    Add in the welcome drink and accelerated points earning and it starts to become worthwhile.

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