If you stay regularly at Accor hotels like Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman and Ibis in the Asia Pacific region, the Accor Plus subscription program could save you money and offer additional benefits.
Costing $399 per year, or complimentary for American Express Platinum cardholders until at least 16 April 2021, Accor Plus Explorer membership comes with numerous advantages including a free annual hotel night, up to 50% off dining at Accor properties and Silver status with the Accor ALL program. These benefits are available in 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.
Accor Plus benefits
Key benefits of Accor Plus Explorer membership include:
- A complimentary night each year at one of over 1,000 Accor hotels in Asia Pacific (although room availability can be limited)
- 10% off the best available room rate at participating Accor hotels
- Access to “red hot room” deals & early access to global Accor promotions
- Up to 50% off food when dining at Accor hotels in Asia Pacific
- 15% off drinks bills in Asia
- Automatic Silver elite status in the Accor ALL loyalty program
The benefits of Accor ALL Silver status aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but include some niceties like late check-out and a welcome drink when staying at any Accor-affiliated hotel (including some brands that don’t participate in Accor Plus). To earn Accor Silver status, you would normally need to stay at least 10 nights or spend €800 at Accor hotels within a calendar year.
A full list of benefits is available on the Accor Plus website.
Which hotels participate in Accor Plus?
Accor Plus benefits are available at many Accor hotel brands, but only in the Asia Pacific Region.
The following hotel brands participate in the program:
- Banyan Tree
- Sofitel, Sofitel Legend & SO/Sofitel
- Art Series
- Mercure & Grand Mercure
- Quay West
- The Sebel
- Ibis, Ibis Styles & Ibis Budget
And the benefits are available when staying at any of the above hotel brands in the following countries in the Asia Pacific region:
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Is Accor Plus worth joining?
Many Australian Frequent Flyers believe Accor Plus is worthwhile, particularly for the annual free hotel night, room discounts and food & beverage discounts. Depending on where you redeem the free night, the value of that benefit alone could cover much of the $399 annual subscription.
But, as with any membesrship, you would need to be staying at least semi-regularly at Accor hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and/or the Pacific Islands to maximise the benefits and discounts. While Australia’s borders remain closed and some Accor hotels in Australia are being used exclusively as quarantine hotels, the ability for Accor Plus members in Australia to maximise the benefits are therefore somewhat limited in the current environment.