UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Accor is not currently running a global bonus points promotion.
Accor has launched a new ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ promotion for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This could prove to be very generous indeed, with up to 24% of what you spend finding its way back into your pocket.
Accor is also running a ‘triple Avios’ promotion at the moment, so we need to compare the two as you cannot have both.
Let’s look at the new ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ offer.
This latest promotion is for double, triple or quadruple Accor points. Full details are here – YOU MUST REGISTER via the link.
It is ONLY valid for hotel stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Platinum members of Le Club AccorHotels receive quadruple points. Gold members receive triple points. Everyone else will receive double points.
You need to book before 10th July for stays before 2nd September. There is no minimum nights requirement.
Let’s look at how generous this offer could be if you are Platinum:
- 2.5 Accor base points per €1
- 7.5 additional Accor points per €1 as your promo bonus
- 1.9 additional Accor points per €1 as your Platinum status bonus
That is a total of 11.9 Accor points, worth 23.8 Eurocents, per €1 spent. On a pricey business trip this could be very lucrative.
How does this compare with the other current Accor promotion, ‘triple Avios’?
Details are here. You need to book and stay before 4th July. Existing bookings made before 18th May do not count and should be rebooked.
The ‘triple Avios’ is based on what you would earn as a ‘Classic’ base level member, ie 2.5 points per Euro. This means that you would earn 7.5 Avios per €1 spent which is a very attractive rate. Status members would earn even more. Some brands have lower earning rates.
This deal could work out very nicely. Let’s imagine that you are spending £500 at a Novotel for a week. That would be €570 which would earn you 4,275 Avios. A status member would do even better.
Which offer is best?
Gold or Platinum Accor members:
For Gold or Platinum members, this new offer beats ‘triple Avios’.
If you are a Platinum member, it is a no-brainer because you get 4x points instead of 3x.
If you are a Gold member, it is better to earn triple points – with the option, if you want, to convert to Avios later – than take triple Avios up front.
If you have already registered for ‘triple Avios’, you can still take part in ‘triple or quadruple points’ instead. Simply switch your earning preference in your profile from airline miles back to points. Don’t forget to register for the new offer when you’ve done that.
Do not switch if your stay is already booked as the new promo is only valid for new bookings.
Classic or Silver Accor members:
You may be better off sticking with ‘triple Avios’ instead of ‘double points’, as your status will only get you 2x via this new promotion.
And remember that:
Your choice of offer will also be driven by the following:
if you are staying outside Europe, the Middle East or Africa, ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ is not an option – you should register for ‘triple Avios’ instead
‘double, triple or quadruple points’ runs to early September whilst ‘triple Avios’ ends on 4th July
if you are only doing a one-off Accor stay, you may find it ‘cleaner’ to take triple Avios – and avoid earning a few Accor points you may never use – rather than taking bonus points
You can find official details on the ‘triple or quadruple points’ offer here. Registration IS required – I would do it now in case you forget.
(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.)
(New to Accor Live Limitless? Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here.)