Do You Use Hotel Loyalty Programs?

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Have you heard of Le Club AccorHotels?  Does your family have loyalty programs with airlines and supermarkets and even cafes, but not with hotels?

That’s been our story and I’ve always worried that I was missing out on bargains – or even free nights of accommodation.

And it turns out that’s 100% correct.

When I learned all about Le Club AccorHotels and its brand new Accor MyResorts packages I felt a numpty for not having joined before.

So I’ll share what I’ve learned with you and hopefully save you a bit of time plus some money on your family’s holiday accommodation.

 


 

Le Club AccorHotels

Le Club AccorHotels is free to join, and very quick and easy too. You earn points on nights spent at the following hotel brands:

  • Sofitel
  • MGallery
  • Pullman
  • Grand Mercure
  • Quay West
  • The Sebel
  • Novotel
  • Mercure
  • Ibis
  • Ibis Styles
  • Ibis Budget

That means plenty to choose both within Australia and worldwide.

Points can be redeemed for stays at Accor hotels worldwide.

You start off at the Classic level and can move through to Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, all of which offer extra rewards and incentives.

We like to book direct with Accor, which is easy to do via these website links:  

 
Find Accor Hotels  Last Minute Deals here
  
Free breakfast plus $25 off each night deals here!

 

 

 

 

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Accor’s MyResorts Program

Members of Le Club AccorHotel can access further savings using the new MyResort program. Basically these offer great deals on kids meals, drinks and more when you stay at an Accor resort.

Click here for a list of Accor resorts where you’ll find the MyResort benefits on offer.

NB The Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains is one, click here to read our post.

 

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Here are my two playing around the excellent pools at Pullman Magenta Shores last year.

 

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Underwater fun at Magenta Shores

 

 

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Accor Plus Program

This is a paid program which offers extra benefits to members. It costs $395 to join, however you immediately qualify for a one night stay in one of the Accor properties which would more than cover that at the top end.

Accor Plus members can enjoy reduced cost meals and online restaurant booking, access to special offers and immediate silver membership of Le Club AccorHotels.  Accor Plus can be used across 800 hotels in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Read more at the AccorPlus website.

 

So who uses hotel loyalty programs?

I chatted to friends and Facebook followers and it seems that those who travel on business a fair bit love their rewards programs the most. As with flights, the business travellers accrue benefits which all members of the family can enjoy.

The big difference seems to be that with flights you need to book a LONG way in advance.

Hotels seem to make it much easier by comparison, if there’s a vacancy you can use your points to book a stay. That seems much more fair.

Anyway, I have joined the Accor hotels membership and have had a couple of free stays already. I like the variety of Accor hotels and resorts around and the reliability of all the brands. 

As the kids grow up and I can do more travel, I would love to join the full Accor Plus membership, but am not doing quite enough yet.

 

I’d love to hear from readers about whether you use loyalty programs and which you’d recommend.

And so you get any additional benefits like the MyResort program?   Happy holiday hunting!


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PS You can check out all our Novotel articles here.

 

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

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