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MGallery by Sofitel is one of the lesser known brands under the Accor portfolio.

According to the MGallery site:

MGallery by Sofitel is a collection of boutique hotels dedicated to lovers of life, literature and culture. Each MGallery hotel stands as a gateway into another world – be it a bygone era, a hidden haven or a spectacular natural landscape.

Francis Hotel Bath MGallery

In the UK, there are four MGallery hotels:

Stay at any MGallery hotel globally before 9th September and you will receive 500 bonus Le Club AccorHotels points (worth 500 Avios or a €10 Accor voucher) and two signature cocktails at the bar.  You need to book via this special page.

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  • the real harry1 says:

    O/T free trial of premium version of Jack’s Flight Club here but you’d need to cancel DD before 30 days to avoid future payment.

    I used the free version for a bit, which is completely hit & miss – so the premium version might be a decent idea. They do seem to nose out cheap flights pretty well.

    • Rob says:

      Jack’s is economy only deals, for clarity, and often low cost carriers. Nothing wrong with that, but not really our territory.

      • James says:

        Jack does send out biz class deals aswell. Probably only equates to around 10% of offers though.

        • Rob says:

          Even less in my experience, and they always nick them off Flyertalk when they do 🙂

          (As do we, but we’re not charging you £25 per year to read HFP!)

          Odd business model, I saw the job spec for a vacancy they had recently and it was just pitiful. I mean, it was literally under half of what I would have been willing to pay.

    • Lady London says:

      I gave it Jack’s a free trial after finding it by accident on a search last year. I found it extremely tiresome receiving what felt like about 4 emails saying please pay to upgrade to our premium version, for every 1 email that might have contained something useful. Not one single time did Jack’s send me any deal I didn’t already have, usually up to 3 days previously, from other sources. And I don’t have a lot of time to look in those other sources generally.

      I gave it quite a long trial as I thought I had missed something. But in the end got sick of feeling I was being shilled just to upgrade to a service that hadn’t proved itself in the trial version, and canned it. To Jack’s credit their emails stopped almost immediately.

  • Tony says:

    Victory House, Leicester Square, London (opened late last year, I know nothing about it at all)

    Well I do.

    Avoid. The location is 10/10, but thats about it for this hotel.
    Noisy, hot and small cramped rooms ( ok thats most of London ), but they seem to have made an effort to achieve this here. Breakfast served in reception ( left luggage office ). Save your £300 and spend somewhere better.

  • MDA says:

    O/T – my colleague has the BA amex (free version) and has done 15k spend. Can he upgrade to BAPP card and get issued the 241 voucher immediately??

    Im sure I had read that people have done so in the comments section

    • Anna says:

      I think so. Also does anyone know if you would get points for referring him to the BAPP to replace his free blue card? I tried this once, the points never posted but I didn’t chase them up as I needed to cancel the card I had referred from after a few weeks.

      • the real harry1 says:

        No referral if colleague didn’t follow a referral link. If he did (follow referral link), it’d be a new BAPP card with the old free card remaining in existence, so no points for your friend (no 6 months gap, same family). Referrer might get referral points, I guess.

        • Mike says:

          The latest terms and conditions for Amex referrals say that the referree must not have held a card earning the same points currency in the last 6 months for the referrer to get the bonus…

        • Anna says:

          I used the link from Platinum. OH got the blue card but the referral points never appeared. I had done 4 other referrals from the Platinum to non-BA Amex cards and the points all posted within a few days.

    • Genghis says:

      Yes. Voucher should then be issued with a two year validity but occasionally a one year one is delivered meaning liaising with CS

  • ah says:

    I got £5 off £50 repeatable at BP fuel stations

  • Sean says:

    There is also a Mcgallery in Milton Keynes (rebranded from Mercure last year), not the best hotel around as they seem to have weddings on most nights but can be a surprisingly cheap

  • Rob says:

    Damn it. Have loads of spend going through Melia and am at the wrong hotel (There is one where I am staying that is participating but I didn’t book it) and for once I pre-paid for my Avis hire so will miss out on that one as well. Obviously not my lucky day.

    • Louise Allen says:

      What I have noticed with Amex is that you can blag an offer if you add it while the transaction is still pending on your account. I do that quite often as I tend to shop first, check later 🙂

      Probably a bit late now but worth remembering in the future.

  • Matt says:

    Just received my Amex Plat for the first time. Is it silly that I’m disappointed that it’s not metal like the US version? Why don’t they do that in the UK?

    • Genghis says:

      Yes 🙂
      Without even looking at Amex’s financials, my guess is the US business is much more profitable.

      • Optimus Prime says:


        In my opinion there are things more annoying than that. The US version also has a better earning rate when making purchases on travel sites – here just Gold does that.

        Every year they also get Uber credit, travel credit, etc.

        I don’t mention the signup bonus because they’re not churnable.

    • the real harry1 says:

      Cost. Maybe they also have some market research showing that the UK consumer is pretty indifferent about it – I certainly couldn’t give a hoot and can imagine that plastic is lighter to carry around so is a better option.

      Funny thing, brands and brand loyalty. Whilst I have a certain pride (in a quality-made vehicle) to be driving a Beemer and I know my wife loves her Audi (and we wouldn’t dream of buying a Merc!), other brands can leave me cold. I would never think shopping at Waitrose somehow makes me superior (and I know many people do!) as I’d be thinking I was just being un-savvy to buy an inferior product for more money than at (say) the European delis. What about loyalty to the AA or RAC, with people actually going so far as to put badges on the front of their cars. No brand pride there for me – I shopped around and went for AutoAid this year, a much better deal – but in years where I’m using RAC or AA (I change breakdown insurer every year), I guess I was happy to belong to a larger, reliable network in case of breakdowns. And high regard for the Big 6 gas/ elec suppliers? No way, they are all 6 big rip-off merchants so you’d have to be a bobo to stick with them year after year.

      Back to credit cards – do I feel more superior using my Amex Plat rather than my Halifax debit card? And expect a bit more deference at checkout or when waiter brings the bill? Do I heck, that’s such an illusory world of false importance that it could reliably be used to diagnose early onset senile dementia. Or just somebody with no real class but pretensions of grandeur? So a metal Amex card? Nothing in it for me though I can see how it would convey premium values for some people, which they’d probably end up paying extra for so not for me.

      • Lev441 says:

        Have you needed to use autoaid? Was about to get it but realised my lease had breakdown assistance included. Told my old man about autoaid but he’s old school and has been an AA member for 20+ years (he haggles at each renewal, but they send ridiculously high renewal premiums)… would you recommend?

        • Alan says:

          I’ve used them twice when I had them – was hassle-free.

        • the real harry1 says:

          For peace of mind the easiest way is to switch between AA/ RAC every year using site with no name to get c/b & introductory rates year after year. But I’m giving AutoAid a try as it’s so cheap in comparison and reviews well. Only had to use the breakdown insurance a couple of times for minor things in the past (can’t remember if it was AA or RAC) – 1. son had thrown away the after market immobiliser dongle on my set of car keys and I couldn’t work out why the 4×4 wouldn’t start! 2. Needed new alternator but hadn’t diagnosed that myself, they worked it out in a couple of mins. Oh yeah there was 3. breakdown outside Gatwick on way back from hols, they sorted that out as well, new car to get home & 4×4 on back of low-loader to home, so that saved a bob or two.

          Nature of these things is that you don’t actually ever want to have to use the insurance!

        • Nick M says:

          We’ve had AutoAid for a few years now. I think we’ve only needed to call them once, but completely hassle free and they went beyond expectations… was a home-start battery issue on a Sunday, the mechanic followed me to the next town so that I could buy a new battery just in case there were any issues if I needed to stop at lights/etc on the journey.

        • lev441 says:

          Sounds good, thanks all.

        • Sarah says:

          I’ve used AutoAid a few times with absolutely no hassle and would highly recommend them.

      • Andrew says:

        In the UK it’s rare that a card will leave your hand – whereas, in the USA, I often get the “love the card” for my Virgin Money fx free version with an image of tape cassette on it when I hand it to use on their heritage transaction equipment.

        It’s probably just a “customer engagement” thing that they’ve been trained to do though.

      • Lumma says:

        From someone who’s worked in the restaurant trade for many years, I do think that you may get better treatment at payment time with a premium AMEX over more mainstream cards. Tips are almost always higher overall on the AMEX payments than the other cards.

        Maybe it’s a good idea to ask the waiter if the restaurant accepts American Express when they first come to the table to ensure better service?

  • Mark2 says:

    Has anyone else received an email from BAEC saying:

    ‘As a valued Avios Travel Rewards Programme Member, I’d like to extend you a warm welcome to the British Airways Executive Club.
    Rest assured, your Avios balance is safe and we will be moving this to your new Club account before the current Avios Travel Rewards Programme closes later this summer.’

    I shall be moving any Avios from Rewards for Thoughts and Lloyds Bank myself to my longstanding BAEC account, but once the Avios account is closed they will presumably be forwarded to this new account and potentially stranded.
    This is no great surprise. Avios/BAEC do not retain a permanent link between our respective accounts like SPG/Marriott do or it would not be necessary to enter full details for every use of CMA.

    • Louise Allen says:

      No, but I did get an email saying “Welcome to BEAC, here’s your PIN” all branded in Blue, when I’ve been Silver for two years! I’m wondering if a second account has been created maybe as part of the Avios changes.

      • Rob says:

        Yes it has. They have failed to see your BA account when closing your account.

        • h2d says:

          If you ring the BA exec club customer service team they will merge the two accounts. Took about 24 hours for me.

    • Roger1 says:

      I’ve noticed that my Rewards for Thoughts points now go into my Aerclub account – and I have 15 pages of history (all transactions)!

      In effect, my has been renamed Aerclub. 😀

      • 1nfrequent says:

        Yes – that’s happened to me too. I’m quite happy about that though – I usually do enough Rewards for Thoughts surveys to get a couple of European economy return tickets and there are loads of places in Ireland that I want to go to.

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