Accor hotels in Greater China have also launched a discount offer for Friends & Family members of associates.
The Friends & Family-member discount is up to 30%, and the offer appears to be open-ended up. You do, however, need to have an authorization letter to use it.
You can access this offer on Accor’s website here.
Here’s the relevant part of the rate rules:
Copy of Staff Members Carte Bienvenue or Destination card must be presented at Check-in. Maximum 2 rooms per booking Offer strictly reserved to family and personal friends of Accorhotels employees. Any abuse of this privilege will result in Disciplinary action being taken with the Accorhotels Employee concerned.
You need to get authorization from a friend that works at an Accor-affiliated hotel to use this rate plan.
Many hotels offer fantastic rates for their employees and discounts of variable amounts of associates’ Friends & Family-members. I have not seen anything about whether this is considered a qualifying rate in terms of elite benefits and earnings points and elite qualifying nights.
You should not book it unless you have the required credentials, however, from your friend.
Here’s the Google translation of the terms:
As part of the Accor Heart Artists Welfare Program, Accor Hotels in Greater China provides a 30% discount on accommodation for the family and friends of working Heart Artists.
Booking is very simple, divided into 3 steps:
Choose your favorite hotel to book accommodation from the options box on the page.
Obtain an authorization form from the Ministry of Human Resources and Culture of the group office or hotel where you are located and fill in the stamp.
A copy of the Accor Xinyijia card or a copy of the authorization form is required to support the reservation upon check-in.
The preferential price booking for relatives and friends is only for leisure travel purposes, and only for room reservations.