Le Club Accor Hotels – Guide

Guide: Le Club Accor Hotels Overview

We love Le Club Accor Hotels as a loyalty program. The Accor brand is vast, 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.

Being loyal to a brand, that’s where this guide is quite helpful. We are platinum members with the Le Club Accor Hotels 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.

To get us started, and to remind everyone, below are some of the Accor Hotel brands:

Le Club Accor Hotels - Brands

When you consider the Accor Hotels Group and the hotel partners combined, you have access to over 5,100 properties!

Guide Contents

Le Club Accor Hotels 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!

Le Club Accor Hotels – Status levels

Other than the Classic (which you earn as soon as you join) 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 your status level (Classic, Silver, Gold, Platinum) whereas the Reward points are used to redeem credit on future stays or transfer to partner programs (discussed further below).

Status levels are also required to be earned each period, i.e. Accor Hotels do not offer lifetime status levels.

To see the Status level benefits – click here … I have to say it never wears off feeling like a VIP, welcome drinks, room upgrades etc!

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 Status Levels
Le Club Accor Hotels Status Expiry

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. Accor Hotels is also a French multinational hotel group, which means the earn rate is based on the amount you spend, converted to Euros. This shouldn’t have a big impact on the program and many programs do use a constant currency to determine the earn rate.

Points will be earned on the accommodation, incidentals as well as any meetings at an Accor Hotels property.

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 January 2017 so click here to see the current earn rates and if you’re not too keen to work this out yourself – there is also has a very helpful online calculator which you can use!

Le Club Accor Hotels earn points status table

Le Club Accor Hotels – Reward points expiry

The Reward points expiry appears to be 12 months from your last stay.

This shouldn’t be a challenge, you only need to complete one night and given you’re reading the guide I suspect you’re likely to aim for a Status level of at least Silver (so this shouldn’t happen, but worth noting if your circumstances change).

Le Club Accor Hotels – 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 Le Club points for €40 (euro) Accor credit; or
  • Transfer Le Club points to an Accor Hotels partner (airlines, rental cars, and partner hotels)

The Accor Hotels Partners are a great option if you’re looking to accumulate your airline points a bit faster, 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 Le Club 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!

Like Le Club Accor Hotels? You’re almost certain to like 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. I am a member and at the time of writing, do not see me cancelling the membership.

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville


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  19. This is an utterly disgraceful procedure we are required to go through to book a complimentary night. It’s not complimentary anyway, we have paid a night’s accommodation to join the Accorplus scheme. I expect a much easier method of booking.

    • Hi Alan, I’m sorry to hear you’re not happy with the program. We do honestly love it. The other benefits you get with the membership such as half price meals is fantastic and I know we certainly get our value worth there. We don’t work for AccorPlus so I would suggest you reach out to them directly to pass on your feedback and/or assistance with booking your complimentary night.

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