Le Club AccorHotels used to have a very easy way to get Platinum status by signing up for a credit card or taking advantage of one of the codes that ceased to exist back in late 2013.
It is still not that difficult to get Gold or Platinum status with the program because all the points earned count towards the status. This, however, will change next year (read more here).
You can access Le Club AccorHotels page for status here.
Le Club AccorHotels has had numerous promotions throughout the year for bonus points and miles. The best ones tend to be those that offer fixed number of bonus points if your hotel folios are not $$$$.
Now, Le Club AccorHotels has launched a promotion that gives you 15,000 bonus points after five stays (read more here) of two nights or longer and another one for 10,000 bonus points after four (read more here). Note that these promotions shouldn’t be combinable and I don’t expect them to be.
The bonus points alone (15,000) from the five stays promo are enough for Gold status. Unless you choose the absolute lowest priced Accor properties around, you should earn another 4,000 to 5,000 points for the stays once the status accelerators kick in.
This promo alone should get someone starting from scratch very close to Platinum status by taking advantage of this one promotion alone.
The promotion terms and conditions state that you would only earn bonus points for the most lucrative offer. This has not been enforced in the past, and members have been able to combine numerous promotions that Le Club AccorHotels runs simultaneously that we cover here on LoyaltyLobby. You can find the most promotions here and here.
There is a way to get instant Le Club AccorHotels Gold status for just 90 euros by signing up for ibis Business program (read more here). This would help with the bonus points and treatment at the properties while getting to Platinum.
Le Club AccorHotels has enhanced in a positive way the status-related benefits over the past couple of years while making the status more difficult to achieve.
The chain also purchased the Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles hotels earlier this year and they are yet to be implemented into the loyalty program. I would expect this to happen next year that would make Le Club AccorHotels status more valuable once the status benefits at these three new brands kick in.
If someone doesn’t have status with Le Club AccorHotels and would like to start with the program, this would be a perfect opportunity.
They used to have easier promotions with only one night stay requirement for bonus points but seems that multiple night requirement is now the standard. Still not unreasonable.