Get Accor Gold status, 10% off ibis stays and 800 bonus Accor hotel points with ibis Business

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Accor is currently offering an extra bonus of 800 Le Club AccorHotels points (worth €16 of Accor hotel vouchers or 800 Avios in Iberia Plus) when you sign up for ibis Business.

You are probably thinking that “I don’t stay much in ibis hotels” and “I don’t stay much on ‘Business'”.  However, some people will get value from applying as I will explain.

Ibis Business review

ibis Business is not free.  There is a fee of £65.  However, there is one key benefit – you receive Le Club AccorHotels Gold status.

For some people, Accor Gold 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.  The benefits include:

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

50% base points bonus (3.7 per €1 instead of 2.5 at most brands)

Here are the other benefits which you get as part of your ibis Business package.  Remember that these benefits are ONLY valid at ibis and ibis Styles:

10% discount on your room on flexible rates, and 5% on all other rates

10% discount on a room for a colleague

10% discount on restaurant and bar bills

early check-in or late check-out

guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours in advance

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

ibis Business sign up offer

The current extra bonus gets you 800 Le Club AccorHotels points if you sign up and complete one ibis stay within 60 days.  This is a good extra perk if you can fit it into your schedule.  To qualify for the 800 bonus points:

you must sign up for an ibis Business Card by 31st May

complete a stay by 31st July 

your stay must be at an ibis or ibis Styles hotel

you must pay the ‘ibis Business’ rate

The standard sign-up page for the ibis Business Card is here.  However, until 31st May, you must click here and use this special link if you want the additional 800 Accor points.  Looking at the small print, it seems that existing ibis Business can also claim the 800 points if they renew via this link.

(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. Nigel Williams says:

    Now if only Accor would jump back onto Amex Platinum…..

  2. Neil says:

    The whole program seems rather confusing.

    I am currently a standard member and have just spent €170 on a Business Plus (2 year) membership today. I tried to sign up to their Business membership but it wouldn’t work.

    I was under the impression that I would automatically be upgraded to gold status but this doesn’t appear to be the case.

    The discounts are equally questionable having looked at various rates for members vs non-menbers.

    The gold status is the most attractive feature so it would be good to get some information on this.

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