Accor Plus Guide – free night and discounts at Accor Hotels!

Accor Hotels… Accor Plus!

We love the Accor Hotels brand, from luxury to economy, you’ll find the properties spread across 92 countries, over 3,500 hotels and what we love most, is that the brand is consistent. It doesn’t matter whether you book a hotel in London, Budapest, Morocco or Australia, you’ll find the brand true to its name. When you consider the Accor Hotels Group and hotel partners combined, you have access to over 5,100 properties!

Being loyal to a brand, that’s where this guide is quite helpful. We are platinum members of the Accor group and absolutely love feeling welcomed to the properties where we more often than not (as part of the Accor program) receive room upgrades, complimentary welcome drinks at the bar, handwritten notes from the property manager and often a complimentary bottle of wine and treats in your room.

Now you might think this is because we are travel influencers. Clearly, we love travelling, but no, we do not receive all our stays for free. Sure we receive some perks here and there and do love collaborating with hotels, tours and experiences … but we still pay for the vast majority of our stays.

Accor Plus Guide

Accor Plus has over 800 hotels in 18 countries throughout Asia Pacific.

The Accor Plus website states it is the most expansive travel, dining and lifestyle programme in the Asia Pacific, which enables you to do more, in more incredible ways imaginable.

Accor Plus 1 card 18 countries 800 hotels 1100 restaurants

Membership includes an extensive range of AccorHotels benefits including a complimentary night at a participating hotel, accommodation and dining discounts, Le Club AccorHotels Silver Membership status, invitations to exclusive member experiences and much more.

The Le Club Accor Hotels loyalty program referred to above, is the Global Accor Hotels loyalty program. Click here for my detailed Guide on Le Club Accor Hotels.

The remainder of this post will provide a detailed overview of the benefits, exclusions and costs attached to the membership.

Is the Accor Plus membership fee worth it?

The Accor Plus membership cost is currently AUD $395 per annum, this may seem expensive, but you should continue reading to see if the Accor Plus membership fee is worth it for you!

The benefits include…

  1. the “Stay Plus” benefit of a complimentary night at participating hotels
  2. the “Red Hot Rooms” promotions, being up to 50% discount on bookings
  3. the restaurant discounts of up to 50% off your bill and 15% off drinks at participating restaurants
  4. the Silver status with the Le Club Accor Hotels worldwide program
  5. the partner benefits (car rental etc.) and other special events depending on the location

Click here to read how much we have saved over a 12 month period with our membership.

Accor Plus “Stay Plus” benefit

The “Stay Plus” benefit of a complimentary night is for a standard room in a participating property. There are over 800 hotels in 18 countries throughout Asia Pacific where the Stay Plus benefit can be redeemed.

It goes without saying that the “Stay Plus” benefit provides the best value when used at the luxury properties. It certainly helps to offset that Accor Plus membership fee.

Accor Plus may not appreciate me saying this, but you really shouldn’t be using the “Stay Plus” at an economy brand such as the Ibis unless you simply haven’t used it and you’re running out of time.

Tip: you are able to upgrade from the complimentary standard room to the room of your choice without losing the value of the standard room.

Which hotels participate in the Accor Plus program?

The following Accor Hotel brands participate in the Accor Plus program:

 Banyan Tree Sofitel Legend
 FaimontSO/Sofitel
 SofitelPullman
 Swissotel Pullman
 SwissotelAngsana
 Grand Mercure Quay West
 The Sebel Cassia
 Novotel Mercure
 ibis ibis Styles
 ibis Budget

In December 2018, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts (Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia) were successfully integrated, however, the Stay Plus complimentary room night is not currently available at these hotels.

You can however enjoy Accor Plus member dining benefits at participating properties and receive exclusive Accor Plus member rates, earn Le Club Accor Hotels Status and Reward Points

Accor Plus – Stay Plus exclusions

There are some exclusions to the Stay Plus benefit, certain properties do not have Stay Plus benefits available, require a supplemental fee, or a minimum number of consecutive nights.

The list changes frequently, so rather than providing it on this post, the current Stay Plus exclusions can be found here

Accor Plus – “Red Hot Room” promotions

The Red Hot Room sales provide you with deals where you can book rooms with up to a 50% discount on the usual price. I quickly logged onto my account and while there were a significant number of offers, these were the first three on the page:

Accor Plus Red Hot Rooms

The Red Hot Rooms will give you 10% off the Best Available Rate even when there isn’t a sale, better than nothing, but clearly, the 50% discount is much better value!

Accor Plus – “More Sensations” restaurant discounts of up to 50% and up to 15% off drinks

The heading says it all, you get up to 50% off your food bill, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and best of all … you do not even need to be staying at the property to receive the benefit.

The program does have a tiered structure, clearly, you cannot take your team at work to lunch and assume for a group of 10 that you would receive a 50% discount.

Below is the current discount structure:

  • 25% off – 1 member
  • 50% off – 1 member and 1 guest
  • 33% off – 1 member and 2 guests
  • 25% off – 1 member and 3 guests

Multiple Accor Plus cards can be used per table.

Accor Plus – Silver status with Le Club Accor Hotels

The Accor Plus membership entitles you to a Silver status with the Le Club Accor Hotels program. This is usually only available after 10 nights or 2,000 status points. Silver provides you with some perks, most importantly, free internet, welcome drinks at the bar and late check-out upon request.

Read my Le Club Accor Hotels program guide for information on earning points, status levels and redeeming those valuable Le Club Accor Hotels reward points.

Accor Plus – partner benefits

Discounts on car rental, booking special events, to transferring points to participating airlines, however, in my opinion, the partner benefits shouldn’t be relied upon when considering the value of the Accor Plus membership.

The value from the partner benefits will vary greatly and be much more specific on the type of holiday and any other membership programs you might already have.

Is the Accor Plus membership fee worth it?

Wait, is this the same heading as before? Yes it is, but this is where you’ll find my answer:

Yes, the Accor Plus membership is worth it based on my current opinion and experience. The current membership cost of AUD 395 is easily covered by the benefits.

Click here to read how much we have saved over a 12 month period with our membership.

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

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18 Comments on “Accor Plus Guide – free night and discounts at Accor Hotels!

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  6. According to there last phone marketing campaign you are not welcome at Accor hotels unless you earn
    more than eighty thousand a year guess that leaves a lot of the world population not welcome

    • Hi Paul, we have never had any issues with Accor Hotels or staying with them. We’ve stayed at a range of their hotels from Ibis right up to Sofitel and Pullman. They are our preferred hotel supplier and I am sorry you’ve not had the same experience we have had.

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  13. 3 years i not renew my membership.but this year, i join again. Unfortunetly i cannot use again my complimentary. its always happenned to me. why??

    Accor has program which i book and pay before 28th feb 2019, i can get 6000 points for 3 times stay not in same time. Now i want to book for june 2019 and stay in sofitel bali for 10 days. 5 days stay in sofitel and than go to another hotel and come back again and stay in sofitel for 5 days.

    Tommorrow last days, so what can i do…

    • Hi Hendry,

      Thank you for the message/ comment. The 6000 bonus points for 3 stays with Accor is fantastic, our family is taking advantage of this promotion and will be staying at a few hotels around Phuket, Thailand next month. Your comment re the Stay Plus benefit, it might be worth calling Accor Plus to see if they are able to identify a date which does allow the Stay Plus benefit to be utilised; whilst June isn’t quite the ‘high season’ for Bali, it is still extremely popular during this time.

      If I was you- as mentioned above, I would definitely give them a call to see if there is any availability and/or if you’re able to find another property for another short getaway later in the year (lucky the membership will run through to February 2020 if you’ve just renewed!).

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