Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) Loyalty Program
The Accor Live Limitless (“ALL”) loyalty program guide (previously Le Club Accor Hotels).
The Accor Group has 39 brands, from luxury to economy, you’ll find the properties spread across 110 countries with more than 4,900 properties. The reason we love the Accor Live Limitless program is because the Accor 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.
We are platinum Accor Live Limitless members and absolutely love feeling welcomed to the properties. 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 Live Limitless member.
The Accor Group is constantly expanding, acquiring more brands, however at the time of updating the post, the Accor Group includes the following hotel brands:
We typically stay at either the Sofitel or MGallery when they are available in our destination, however we have frequently stayed at a number of the other brands and each of them were true to their brand.
The Accor Live Limitless guide will cover:
- Status levels
- Status levels expiry
- Earning Rewards and Status points
- Reward points expiry
- Redeeming Reward points
- Accor Plus – free night and discounts at Accor Hotels in Asia Pacific
Accor Live Limitless – Status levels
Other than the Classic (on joining the program) there are three elite levels:
- Silver: 10 nights or 2,000 status points
- Gold: 30 nights or 7,000 status points
- Platinum: 60 nights or 14,000 status points
It is important to note that status points are different to reward points! The Status points earned during the period determines the status level (Classic, Silver, Gold, Platinum) whereas the Reward points are used to redeem credit on future stays or transfer to partner programs.
Status levels are required to be earned each period, i.e. the Accor Live Limitless program does not offer lifetime status levels.
To see the Accor Live Limitless Status level benefits – click here.
Le Club Accor Hotels – Status levels expiry
Pictures sometimes say it better than words, so here we go, courtesy of Accor Hotels
Le Club Accor Hotels – earning Reward and Status points
This is where it get’s a bit tricky!
Le Club Accor Hotels has different earn rates depending on both the property Brand as well as your own Status level. The Accor Group is a French multinational hotel group, which means the earn rate is based on the amount you spend, based on the Euro currency. Therefore, to earn 14,000 status credits it would equate to €5,600 which could be a variable amount of your local currency depending on the year of your spend.
Points will be earned on the accommodation, incidentals as well as any meetings at an Accor properties.
The table below shows the varying levels of earn (both Reward points as well as Status points) based on the Status level and property Brand. This is accurate as of December 2019 so click here to see the current earn rates. The page includes a helpful online calculator which you can use as well!
Le Club Accor Hotels – Reward points expiry
The Reward points expiry appears to be 12 months from your last stay.
This should not be a challenge, you only need to complete one night for an eligible stay and given you are currently reading the guide, I suspect you are either planning a trip or a frequent traveler yourself.
Accor Live Limitless – redeeming Reward points
You’ve earned some Reward points and not sure what next? Luckily this is much simpler than the earning points scale above. Quite simply, you either:
- Redeem 2,000 points for €40 (Euro) Accor credit; or
- Transfer Le Club points to an Accor partner (airlines, rental cars, and partner hotels)
The Accor Partners are a great option if you’re looking to accumulate your airline points, you can either select when to convert the points, or have these automatically convert to your preferred partner. The benefit (if you do like the idea of converting to a partner) is that if you automatically convert, you won’t have a minimum threshold. Any number of Accor points you accrue after you opt in will be transferred on a regular basis to your preferred partner.
Now, you might be wondering what is better value, well, it depends! Determining a value for all the partners would simply be too complicated to work out! Each of the partners would have their own inherent value attached to their loyalty program. But what I can help you with, is that the general rule is that 4,000 Le Club Accor Hotels converts to 2,000 airline points, with a few exceptions (including Qantas) where 2,000 Le Club Accor Hotels points equal 2,000 Qantas points.
Accor Plus – free night and discounts!
If you enjoy staying at Accor properties, you’re almost certain to love Accor Plus!
The program is paid for, however, you do receive a Stay Plus benefit (complimentary night) in a participating Asia Pacific property and plenty of discounts. We have been members for a few years now and at the time of writing, do not see me cancelling our membership.
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