Le Club Accorhotels has quietly introduced a new airline partner Etihad Airways. You ca access Accor’s web page of partner airlines here.
You can convert Le Club Accorhotels points that you have to miles 2 for 1 i.e. 2000 Le Club Accorhotels points becomes 1000 miles after conversion.
You can set up an auto conversion of points to miles without any minimums by following the instructions here.
Usually, hotels and airlines offer bonuses to celebrate new partnerships. I have not yet come across anything from either Accor or from Etihad. I am sure that we shortly will.
It is always good to have more partners that you can transfer/convert your points into.
Still, the best way of using le Club Accorhotels miles, if you prefer to convert them to airline miles, is to use Iberia’s Avios.
Le Club points transfer to Iberia Avios at the ratio of 1 to 1 instead of 2 to 1 with most other programs. You can then transfer Iberia Avios, British Airways Avios and Avios Avios between these three programs.