Accor Plus Guide

If you are looking for an Accor Plus Guide you are at the right place. We have been platinum Accor Plus members and based on personal experience, we cannot fault the program, it is a fantastic extension to the already great Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) loyalty program.

The typical stay will include complimentary room upgrades, welcome drinks, handwritten notes from the property manager and the occasional bottle of wine and/or treats in your room. The benefits are not because we are travel influencers, sure we receive some perks here and there, but we are a relatively normal family with regular jobs and use money and annual leave to travel and explore the world. The benefits I mentioned above, and will expand on below, are purely related to being a loyal Accor Plus member.

Accor Plus Guide

Accor Plus is Asia Pacific’s most expansive travel, dining and lifestyle program with properties in 20 countries and more than 1,000 properties where you will receive discounts on drinks and food.

Membership includes the extensive range of Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) benefits including a complimentary night (“Stay Plus Benefit”) for Explorer and Discovery membership levels, as well as accommodation and dining discounts. Joining the Accor Plus program also immediately provides you with a Silver ALL membership status, invitations to exclusive member experiences and much more.

Is the Accor Plus membership fee worth it?

The Accor Plus membership starts at AUD $399 per year up to AUD $495 for the Discovery membership level. Whilst this may initially appear expensive, you should continue reading to see if the Accor Plus membership fee is worth it for you!

Accor Plus benefits at a glance:

  • The Discovery membership costs $495, however you automatically earn $500 Discovery Dollar credit upon joining and up to $2,000 off the best available fares on cruise lines and $1,500 off best available fares on tour experiences in addition to the usual Accor Plus benefits.

From our perspective, the Accor Plus benefits which we value, and ultimately rely upon to offset the cost of membership include:

  • Stay Plus Benefit, being a complimentary night at participating hotels
  • Restaurant discounts of up to 50% off your bill at 1,400 restaurants
  • 15% off your drinks bill

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, being a complimentary night is for a standard room in a participating property. There are over 1,000 hotels in 20 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 luxury properties which helps to offset that Accor Plus membership fee.

Accor Plus may not appreciate me saying this, but you really should not be using the Stay Plus benefit at an economy brand such as the Ibis as the value you receive is significantly lower.

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 countries are included in the Accor Plus program?

Accor Plus benefits can be enjoyed at participating Accor hotels in the following destinations:

  • Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Which Accor Brands participate in the Accor Plus program?

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

  • Banyan Tree, Sofitel Legend, Fairmont, SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Angsana, Grand Mercure, Quay West, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Cassia, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget.

Accor Plus benefits are not available at Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Orient Express and Ibis Budget

Accor Plus – Stay Plus and Dining exclusions

There are some exclusions to the Accor Plus program, for example the Stay Plus benefit may be excluded, or require a supplemental fee, or a minimum number of consecutive nights.

  • The list of exclusions are subject to change, rather than providing a list here, the exclusions can be found here.

Accor Plus dining benefits are not accepted on certain days of the year (e.g. public holidays) and certain restaurants to do provide the standard Accor Plus dining benefits.

  • The list of dining 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 Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) program. This is usually only available after 10 nights or 2,000 status points. Silver provides you with a number of benefits which I outlined within our Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) Status benefits post.

Read our Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) loyalty program guide for information on earning points, status levels and redeeming those valuable 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 our travel preferences and personal experience!

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

19 Comments on “Accor Plus Guide

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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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