Accorhotels has made couple of small changes to the way that points are awarded to its members and now has total of four different charts depending of the hotel brand that you are staying at. You can access Le Club Accorhotel’s web page for earning points here.
Tier 1: 2 points per EUR
You earn 2 points per EUR spend at Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and now also at the Sebel hotels.
Tier 2: 1 point per EUR
There hasn’t been a change to what you earn at Ibis or Ibis Styles hotels. Remember that in France you only earn points for weekend stays at Ibis hotels.
Tier 3: 1 point per EUR (reduced elite bonus)
You earn 1 point per EUR at Adagio hotels, but the elite bonus multiplier is not as high as in Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Tier 4: 0.5 points per EUR (reduced elite bonus)
The earning for points for stays at Adagio Access is something new. But boy you earn few points! Also, the elite bonus multiplier is even lower for Adagi Access than for Adagio and maxes at 60% for Platinum member.
You have to member that there are still quite a few hotels in the Accor family that don’t earn you anything such as Ibis hotels in China, all Ibis Budget hotels worldwide, Formule 1/F1 and few other hotels.
Value of a Le Club Accorhotels point
Unlike Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott , SPG etc, Le Club Accorhotels doesn’t have point based system for redemptions, but you rather exchange points for hotel “vouchers” that are now electronic. The value of 2000 Le Club Accorhotels points is 40 euro discount voucher.
So, the value of a Le Club Accorhotels point is 2 euro cents i.e. for staying at Tier 4 property the rewards is just 1% in terms of hotel voucher. This is not a lot.
It would be far simpler, if Accor would have had one universal chart for earning hotel points, although to be fair most of the other chains have two or three charts as well.
As always, it would have been welcomed for Accor to email about these program changes that are not all negative.