Accor A Club And Getting Stays Credited Properly

As Accor has been running quite a few promotions lately to get folks to sign up for their frequent stay program and give them the Platinum status right away, I finally decided to check out couple of their properties when I was in Fiji.

I have already written about my disastrous stay at the Mercure hotel in Nadi and will do the write up about my Novotel experience tomorrow that was acceptable. The stay at the Novotel posted without problems to my A Club account, but the stay at the Mercure is apparently MIA.

Both of these reservations was done one Accor’s website while logged in to the A Club account. I can also see post of the stays on my reservation history. So, these are both linked to my account and my account number MUST have been on file.

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Decided to check out how the system of requesting a stay credit for a past stay that hasn’t posted to your account is working. Apparently they want you to scan a copy of your folio and attach it to the request. I didn’t have it on hand so attached a picture of the cockroach that I had in my room there.

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Just got the following reply back that this is a no go.

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Is this scanning of receipts and sending them to A Club worth of my or anybody’s time? Of course it is not and they very well know that. Hotels are paying for the A Club points awarded for A Club members, and they can simply remove your account number from the reservation so that they don’t have this extra expense. It would be the right thing to A Club to contact the properties and request copies of the past stays that have been reported through their website, and then post the missing points.

Complimentary Accor A|Club Platinum Status Just For Signing Up – CITIBANKPLAT2011

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Please note that this offer is not currently valid. Sign up for our free email alerts so that you won’t miss when this is available next time.

Accor has run number of promotion with various banks for giving Platinum Status for their customers. Apparently now it is Citibank’s turn. This promotion is supposed to run to May 31st, 2012 but these tend to end earlier. Last time Accor run similar promotion with HSBC.

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The terms and conditions indicate that you would need to reside in the United Arab Emirates to be eligible for this offer. I just signed up my brother, who lives in Finland, and all went through just fine.

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You can sign up for the Platinum status using the following link: http://bit.ly/accorplt

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Mercure Nadi Hotel, Nadi, Fiji – Review of My Stay

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I had spent the three previous nights at the Hilton, Radisson Blu, and Sheraton hotels in the Denarau Island. I wanted to have a look at the city and the bars on the Queens road are, and had arranged a car rental the following morning from the airport. As I had planned to only crash at the hotel for the night, I decided that Mercure should be ok.

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To be honest, I am not very familiar with the Accor’s brands. I know that they have lots of hotels, but most of them are somewhat lower quality ones than Hyatt’s and Starwood’s. I thought that Mercure would be comparable to a lower quality Holiday Inn or maybe to a Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Location

This hotel is conveniently located to the airport in Nadi. It is on the Queens road very close to the night spots in the city. It is within a rather long walk from the Nadi town, but there is nothing really in the city worth seeing.

Hotel

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Not sure what is the official star rating of this hotel, but comparing to international standards it shouldn’t be more than two stars. It had a very motel like feeling. They do offer some sort of airport shuttle in certain times of the day. It probably makes sense to check how early these shuttles leave. In some hotels they were 3 hours before scheduled departure time that is way too early. From Mercure it takes 10 to 15 minutes to the airport. There is no need to check in earlier than 70 minutes before your scheduled international departure time.

Check in

I had just made a reservation for same day arrival. It didn’t take too long for them to pull it and gave me a key. Although I am an Accor Platinum member (due to a recent promotion), don’t think that there are any benefits when staying at Mercure properties. I had a bell boy helping take my bag to the room.

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This was a ground floor room that had a direct access to the courtyard/pool. The room was ok. Nothing good but nothing bad either. The TV was rather small. There was an empty refrigerator. Not sure why there was two beds – one bigger and one rather small one.

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At one point there was a cockroach on the floor. Took the picture before killing it.

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Pool

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The pool area looked rather nice compared to the room I had. They had two small pools and few hammocks in the garden.

Conclusion

This hotel is fine for a quick overnight. I would not, however, spend more than a night at this property.

(Again) Free Accor A-Club Hotel Platinum Status for New Accounts – Promotion HSBCPREMPLA11.

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Please note that this offer has now expired. There is another offer of instant Platinum status with Accor available, however. 

In late November, Accor hotels run a similar promotion where one could sign up for an account and get an instant Platinum status. The promotion lasted for few days. Again, this is going to be a time sensitive offer. There is an ongoing offer for Gold status as well.

You can sign up for the Platinum status using the following link: http://bit.ly/aclubplt

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You will get an instant confirmation of your new Platinum status:

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If you have an old A-Club account, you then need to make a decision whether opening a new account is worthwhile for you. Please note that you cannot use an existing email address that is on file with A-Club for signing up a new account.

Here is the quick look at the Accor A Club Platinum benefits:

A|Club Platinum status

With 60 nights or 25,000 A|Club points.

– 100% A|Club points bonus for every stay
Exclusive benefits at Sofitel*, Pullman and MGallery hotels.
– Welcome drink and gift
– Room upgrade**
– Late check-out up to 4:00 pm**
– A room always available if you reserve at least 3 days before your arrival.
– A Thalassa sea & spa Institute beauty and treatment product when you stay at Sofitel Thalassa sea & spa
– A welcome gift for any stay of 10 nights or more at Adagio, plus late check-out**
– Dedicated customer service

* Except Thalassa sea & spa
** upon request, and subject to availability

Free Accor Hotels A Club Platinum Status for New or Old Accounts – Promotion FFPAFS04C

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This offer has been discontinued by Accor. You can still get A-Club Gold status just by signing up. https://loyaltylobby.com/2011/11/25/sign-up-for-a-free-accor-a-club-gold-membership-using-promotional-code-aclubfrohmygold2011/

Here’s another offer for instant Platinum status:.

https://loyaltylobby.com/2012/01/05/again-free-accor-a-club-hotel-platinum-status-for-new-accounts-promotion-hsbcprempla11/

Couple of days ago I wrote about an offer from Accor that would give you an instant Accor A Club Gold status just for signing up. Apparently, they have even better offer going on right now. You can get an instant Platinum status using an offer code FFPAFS04C.

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If you have an existing account all you need to do is to use the following link and just input your A Club number and an email address. You will shortly receive a welcome email welcoming you to Platinum status with Accor Hotels.

Sign Up For a Free Accor A Club Gold Membership Using Promotional Code – ACLUBFROHMYGOLD2011

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Accor A Club GoldIt never hurts to have a Gold status with Accor just in case you happen to find a great price at one of their hotels or to be in a place where you don’t have your favorite chain represented. Accor has pretty good coverage in South America, Europe, and in part of Asia.

Last year they run a promotion for instant Platinum status. Right now they have a promotion that gives you an instant Gold status with Accor’s A Club. All you need to do is to plug in the promotional code ACLUBFROHMYGOLD2011 when you sign up.

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Accor Hotels Super Sale Is Back – Save Up To 50% Off

Accor Hotels is having their end of year super sale. Accor A Club members can save up to 50% off and non-members up to 40% off the best available rates when booked by this Friday 25th of November for stays between December 11th, 2011 and 12th February, 2012. A Club, Accor Hotels loyalty program, is free to join. The link for this offer is at http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/promotion/specials/crazyprices.shtml.

Accor Super Sale 2011

Discount is not available at all Accor hotels. List of available properties can be found at http://www.accorhotels.com/pdf/supersales-november-participating-hotels.pdf. Super sale rates are prepaid and non-refundable. If your plans are firm, it makes sense to check if you can save using this offer from Accor.

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