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Get Chelsea Flower Show tickets and a hotel stay with an impressive Accor Live Limitless redemption

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As we have mentioned a couple of times recently, Accor – owner of the Ibis, Novotel, Pullman, Fairmont, Mercure, Sofitel etc etc brands – is making a big push to enhance its ‘experiences’ redemptions in the UK.

This will offer a real alternative for people who don’t get excited about redeeming their Accor points for hotel stays at a fixed value of 2 Eurocents, or transferring them to airline miles at fairly weak rates.

Accor is partnering with the (re-arranged) Chelsea Flower Show this year. If you’ve always wanted to go but struggled to get tickets, this is a great opportunity.

This is what is on offer:

For 18,000 Accor points:

An evening package on 24th September consisting of:

  • Entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for two people
  • Le Jardin Blanc complimentary bar with Champagne and botanical cocktails
  • Entertainment from Jardin Blanc’s resident band throughout the evening
  • Official show guide (one per two guests)
  • Overnight stay including breakfast in a Superior Double room at The Draycott Hotel by Mantis

For 20,000 Accor points:

An evening package on 24th September consisting of:

  • Entry to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for two people
  • Le Jardin Blanc complimentary bar with Champagne and botanical cocktails
  • Entertainment from Jardin Blanc’s resident band throughout the evening
  • Official show guide (one per two guests)
  • Overnight stay including breakfast in a Deluxe Double room at The Draycott Hotel by Mantis

The show is held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners. It is about a 7-8 minute walk from Sloane Square underground station.

I cannot stress too highly how different the Chelsea Flower Show is if you attend in the evening after the general public has left. During the day, the show makes Wembley Stadium on FA Cup Final day look quiet – although I would imagine there are some limits this year. The evening atmosphere is completely different as it is only invited guests of show partners.

There are five of each package available.

You can redeem for the 18,000 point package here and the 20,000 points package here.

There is no easy way of earning Accor points apart from ‘heads in beds’ so if you don’t have 18,000 points in your Accor account today you can’t access this. If you would be interested in future offers like this, you may want to move a few upcoming hotel stays to Accor to build up a buffer of points.

You CAN transfer points from many frequent flyer schemes and Club Eurostar into Accor Live Limitless, but Avios and Virgin Flying Club are not included – click for details. I doubt the points would arrive before these packages sell out.


Accor Live Limitless update – October 2021:

Earn bonus Accor points: You can earn 6,000 bonus Accor Live Limitless points with the current global promotion, which runs from 23rd September to 31st December 2021. You must book by 4th November 2021. Full details are in this article and you can register here.

New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our overview of Accor Live Limitless here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our analysis of what Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.

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.

Comments (9)

  • Jonathan says:

    Accor are an utterly shameless brand. Expiring points in the middle of a pandemic. They for real !

  • Ikaz says:

    There are actually 7 packages total, only 2 with the more expensive deluxe room

  • Jeff Greene says:

    Good deal!

  • Boffinboy says:

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to search the ALL site for experiences only? Every time I try it also shows useless products…. I just want a list of the experiences.

  • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

    Thanks for this Rob. We were going to the Show this weekend already, arriving on the Friday and with a day ticket for Saturday only. Had a decently priced booking for the Pestana but they have rather p*ssed me recently off by expiring my points and not really engaging with me in any meaningful way when I politely pointed out that this was not the way to treat loyal customers in a pandemic. I have now taken great delight in cancelling that booking and very much looking forward to the stay at the Draycott and the extra time in the Show on Friday and of course the free bar and exclusive evening music event! HfP comes up trumps again 🙂

    • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

      PS As of Saturday morning this package (18k at least) is still available.

    • Guernsey Globetrotter says:

      PPS Data point on transfers from Amex to Flying Blue to Accor. I linked my Amex and FlyingBlue and transferred inside 24 hours (done midday yesterday and points in by 9 a.m. today). I already had my FlyingBlue account linked to Accor and that onward transfer was basically instantaneous (about 10 mins to see points in account).

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