Accor offers a paid loyalty programme for regular ibis guests – 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 is not free. There is a fee of £65 for one year, or £119 for two years. However, there is one key benefit – you receive Accor Live Limitless Gold status.
For some people, Accor Live Limitless Gold may 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 Live Limitless Gold status and its benefits.
The sign-up page for the ibis Business Card is here. The home page shows a €90 fee, but when you select ‘United Kingdom’ as your country of residence on the application form, it changes to £65.
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