Accor acquired Toronto based FRHI earlier this year that includes three iconic brands (Fairmont, Swissotel & Raffles).
Le Club AccorHotels has not integrated these programs to its loyalty program (and seems that nothing is going to change in 2017) but now Gold & Platinum members can sign up for “status match” (might be open for everyone) and receive certain benefits at Fairmont & Swissotel hotels.
You can access Fairmont and Swissotel sign ups here.
- Two room upgrade e-certificates – exclusively for enrolling through this offer
- Private reception for express check-in and checkout
- Personalized room preferences
- Access to our health club
- Fairmont Fit, workout apparel delivered to your room
- Complimentary high-speed Internet access
- Daily newspaper delivery and so much more
This offer is available to select members of Le Club AccorHotels who have received email communication with the invitation to join Fairmont President’s Club. To receive the two room upgrade e-certificate, you must enroll in the Fairmont President’s Club program through the enrollment link provided above. The e-certificates will be automatically added to your online profile once you have completed enrollment. The certificate holder, based upon availability, will be upgraded from the room category purchased to the next available room category, excluding Suites, Fairmont Gold room, Fairmont Gold Junior Suites and Fairmont Gold Suites. Room upgrade certificates are valid for stays of up to five nights. To be eligible for this offer you must enroll by December 31, 2016. The certificates will be valid for one year (365 days) from time of issue. You will not receive the e-certificates should you enroll outside this communication. For full program terms and conditions
This offer is available to select members of Le Club AccorHotels who have received email communication with the invitation to join Swissôtel Circle. The Advantage Award includes a choice of a complimentary room upgrade for 2 consecutive nights during one stay, or 2 complimentary breakfasts per stay. To receive the two Advantage Awards, you must enroll in the Swissôtel Circle program through the enrollment link provided above. The Advantage Awards will be automatically added to your online profile once you have completed enrollment. To be eligible for this offer you must enroll by December 31, 2016. The certificates will be valid for one year (365 days) from time of issue. You will not receive the Awards should you enroll outside this communication. Redemption of the awards is subject to availability at hotels at time of booking. Regardless of room availability, the ability to redeem an award certificate is at discretion of the hotel as blackout dates may apply. Redemption of Awards must be agreed at the time of making reservation.
This seems to indicate that it is unlikely that the Fairmont & Swissotel loyalty programs would go away in 2017. Why would they otherwise offer this “status match”?
You can already book Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles hotels on Accor’s platform but there are no benefits for doing so and only the most expensive rates are available.