Le Club AccorHotels, name changing to ALL on December 3rd, has several paid membership programs, including ibis Business (comes with Gold-status), Business Plus, and Accor Plus (comes with Silver).
We have previously covered Accor Plus that comes with excellent benefits for stays in Asia-Pacific, including 50% dining discount, free night cert or two, and access to deeply discounted Red Hot Rooms-rates.
You can access Accor Plus here.
The dining discount is good and usually applies when two are dining together. The Red Hot Room-rates are often excellent, and you can sample them here. The free night voucher, if used strategically, can cover the expense of buying the package and can be used at any Accor Plus participating country.
The Accor Plus also comes with country-specific discount dining and accommodation vouchers except Australia.
The 10% discount off of the best available rate can come handy if there are no other discounts available, especially for those that cannot book in advance during Accor’s frequent sales.
Accor Plus membership benefits are valid in the following countries:
Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Participating Accor brands:
Banyan Tree, Sofitel Legend, Fairmont, SO/Sofitel, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Angsana, Grand Mercure, Quay West, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Cassia, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, Ibis, Ibis Styles, and Ibis Budget.
Raffles is missing!
Here are the Accor Plus prices as of November 2019:
One free night certificate:
- Australia – 399 AUD ($270)
- China – 1,988 RMB ($283)
- Fiji – 355 FJD ($162)
- Hong Kong – 2,288 HKD ($292)
- Indonesia – 2,500,000 IDR ($178)
- India – 15,222 INR ($212)
- Macau – 1,988 RMB ($283)
- Malaysia – 720 MYR ($172)
- Myanmar – 295 USD
- New Zealand – 399 NZD ($256)
- Philippines – 9,500 PHP ($187)
- Singapore – 398 SGD ($291)
- Thailand – 7,000 THB ($232)
Two free night certificates
- China – 2,688 RMB ($382)
- Hong Kong – 2,888 HKD ($369)
- Indonesia – 3,900,000 IDR ($277)
- Singapore – 508 SGD ($371)
Only these in these four markets a member can buy the membership with two free night vouchers.
Rest of the world:
- No free night cert – 225 USD
- One free night cert – 295 USD
The price of some of these memberships is changing in November. Accor Plus is also planning to bring the purchase of Rest of the world-version online.
The price in USD is using exchange rates in place November 29 for prices denominated in other currencies.
I have been contemplating buying one of the memberships already for quite some time, but haven’t pulled the trigger. To my understanding, Accor Plus can deliver the package to any of their hotels in participating countries regardless of where your actual membership is based.
The dining discount is very good for those that like to wine and dine at hotel restaurants even when not staying. Many hotel chains offer similar packages for locals to drive F&B spend.
There were some reports about difficulties booking the free night on Accor’s website earlier this year. The issue might have been resolved as I haven’t heard anything recently.