Sofitel US Labor Day Double Points Offer

Sofitel has an offer for Double Le Club Accorhotels points for two night stay in the US between August 29 and September 3, 2013, that is booked by August 28.

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This offer includes breakfast and double points. It is unlikely, however, the lowest rate for the dates in question. You won’t get the double points unless you book this specific rate plan.

Top Hotel Promotions August 2013

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Here’s my pick of the five most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month. There are rarely promotions at the Ritz-Carlton and their promo for a free night after two stays is a good one.

1. Ritz-Carlton Free Night Certificate For Every Two Stays

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Summer 2013 Promotion: Free Night Certificate For Every Two Stays

Ritz-Carlton has a promotion for a free night category 1-3 certificate for every two stays between July 1 and October 31, 2013.

Hotel Promotions Update (Q3) August 2013

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Here’s the monthly update on current hotel promotions. There are interesting promotions from IHG Rewards Club, Marriott & Ritz-Carlton.

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Hyatt still doesn’t have a global promotion for third month in a row (long break), but launched targeted promotions for few stays. SPG is taking a break this month as well, but have already informed us about the Take Two promotion that starts on September 1. Not sure what Club Carlson is up to, as they only have promotion for bonus points in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa).

Le Club Accorhotels Q3 Promotions August 2013

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Le Club Accorhotels rarely, if ever, has global promotions for double or triple points, but they do have a lot of local or brand specific promotions for bonus points and/or discounts.

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I have now decided to do a once a month digest type of all of them that I am aware of. If I have missed any current one from the list below, don’t hesitate to drop me an email to john@loyaltylobby.com or leave a comment below with a link.

Le Club Accorhotels Renewing Platinum Accounts With No Stays?

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Le Club Accorhotels has been sending out renewal emails to Platinum accounts that have had no stays within the past day.

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It is quite remarkable that a Le Club member that has not even had a stay is “one of the most loyal clients”, as Accor’s email puts it.

Accor Asia-Pacific (Not So Great) 48-Hour Sale

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Accor just sent out an email about their 48-hour sale for Asia-Pacific properties for stays between August 1 and September 15, 2013 (September 22 in South Korea). You can access Accor’s web page for this offer here.

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This offer is based on the Best Unrestricted Rate and includes breakfast (and soft drinks in some hotels). The fact that this offer is based on the “Best Unrestricted Rate” automatically indicates that the rates are not going to be good.

Compensation Clinic: No Working Internet & In-room Safe Problems

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LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about the problems he had recently experiences at the Mercure Santo Domingo hotel in Madrid, while taking advantage of the recent 2,000 bonus points Mercure promo (you can read more about the promo here).

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The previous guest had left the in-room safe locked and it had taken three phone calls over several hours to get someone to unlock it. The internet had not been working during the entire stay.

J.D. Power North America 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study Is Out

J.D. Power has just released their 2013 North America Hotel Guest Index Study and winning hotels have been busy sending out their press releases.

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This is the 17th year that this study has been released and it is based on 68,700 guest responses from United States & Canada between June 2012 and May 2013.

Le Club Accorhotels 11 Euro Voucher For Stays in Sweden

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Le Club Accorhotels is offering 11 euro voucher that you can use towards your room rate of food and beverage spend at ibis Styles, Mercure or Novotel hotels in Sweden between now and August 31, 2013.

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There is no need to register for this promotion or book specific room rate, but you can access Accor’s website for this promotion here.

Ibis Sports (ibiSport) Program

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Accor’s ibis hotels are offering ibiSport program for athletes, team members or sports writers take take part to sporting events during the weekends or around the public holidays. This program also applies to more intellectual sports such as chess.

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The Ibis has capped the price of the room under this program and you can find the room rates, when available, below. This program is not only available in Europe but also in South America, Africa, Mexico and Thailand. You can access ibiSport website here.

Le Club Accorhotels Australia Promotion: Get Samsonite Firelite Bag For Four Stays

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Le Club Accorhotels has a new promotions for members residing in Australia and having stays at participating 170 hotels in the country between July 22 and October 31, 2013. This offer requires registration prior to your first stay and you can do it here.

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Here’s what you can get:

Reminder To Book Hotel Stays Both Paid & Award Night By Night

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It would be a time to remind all the readers that they should consider booking paid and award stays one night at a time even for longer stays. I have again received couple of emails from the readers in the past week that have run into problems, when trying to shorten award stays.

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1. Reader booked a stay under the old Hilton HHonors award schedule

Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Sign Up (July Special)

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The public links for instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status come and go. Even if you have no use for Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, you can always use it to status match to i.e. Club Carlson. Once this public link no longer works, I have the private Platinum status sign up link by request available.

EDIT (07/22): This offer is no longer available. You can request a private invite by following the instruction here.

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You can sign up for the instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status by clicking the picture above. Please note that you need to sign up using an email address that has not been previously associated with Le Club Accorhotels or A Club. If you get an error message that the promotional code is no longer valid, this offer has then expired. The status is valid for 12 months after sign up.

Changes To Le Club Accorhotels Points Earnings

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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.

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Tier 1: 2 points per EUR

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