Simon McGrath and Olivia Wirth
Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath with Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth at the launch of the Accor-Qantas partnership. Photo: Qantas.

Qantas and Accor have launched their long-awaited loyalty program partnership, allowing Qantas Frequent Flyer and Accor ALL members to link their accounts, “double dip” on points and enjoy extra perks when flying or staying.

With this partnership, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn extra Qantas points when booking stays at Accor hotels. Selected Accor loyalty program members can also earn extra points when flying with Qantas, and there’s even an Accor Silver status fast-track available to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Points Club members.

Accor hotel brands include Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman, Peppers and Mantra.

Accor brand logos
Hotel brands participating in the Accor ALL program.

Here are the details of the new partnership between Qantas Frequent Flyer and the Accor Live Limitless (ALL) loyalty programs…

Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits

Under the new partnership, Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 3 Qantas points per $1 spent on eligible stays at Accor hotels in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region when booking direct with Accor. This is in addition to the regular Accor ALL Rewards Points, Status Points and any status benefits available when booking direct.

You can also earn 3 Qantas points for every dollar spent on eligible transactions while staying at Accor properties, such as dining and room service.

This benefit is available at participating Accor ALL hotels in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR)
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Note that in Australia, Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage, Hunter Valley Hotel and some Ibis Budget hotels do not participate in the Accor ALL loyalty program.

Alternatively, when booking an Accor property via Qantas Hotels, you can get an extra point per dollar bringing the total to 4 Qantas points per $1 spent. However, you wouldn’t receive any Accor Rewards or Status Points when booking with Qantas Hotels as this would not be considered a direct booking. You also would not receive any Accor status benefits when booking via a third-party. So, if you’re invested at all in the Accor ALL program, it would generally be better to book direct.

In addition, Accor Plus members who also have ALL Gold or higher status now receive complimentary Qantas Wine Premium membership.

Accor ALL benefits

The benefits also work in the opposite direction, with bonus Accor ALL points available when flying with Qantas.

Accor ALL Diamond and Platinum members – as well as Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers – can now earn 2 ALL points per $10 spent on eligible Qantas flights. These points are earned on the base fare, but not government-imposed taxes or extras like seat selection fees. The ALL points are earned in addition to the usual Qantas points and status credits for flying Qantas.

Ultimately, 2 ALL points are worth around 6.2 cents towards an Accor hotel booking or 2 Qantas points. So, you would need to be spending quite a lot on flights for this to add up to much. Nonetheless, more points are better than no points!

Accor ALL Gold members earn 1 bonus ALL point per $10 spent on Qantas airfares.

Accor Silver status fast track

If you currently have Qantas Gold, Platinum or Platinum One status – or are a Qantas Points Club member – you can also now access an easy fast track to Accor ALL Silver status.

Qantas Gold and Points Club members can receive Accor ALL Silver status by linking their loyalty program accounts and staying two nights at a participating Accor hotel. Qantas Platinum, Platinum One and Points Club Plus members can complete the fast track with just one night.

After completing the fast track, you’ll get to keep your Accor Silver status until the end of the following calendar year. So, to maximise the benefits, it would be best to complete this challenge at the beginning of the year (i.e. in January).

Accor Silver is the lowest of Accor’s four status tiers, so it doesn’t come with a huge range of additional benefits over Classic membership. But you do get a few nice things like late checkout, a welcome drink and turndown service.

How to link your Qantas Frequent Flyer & Accor ALL accounts

You can easily link your Qantas Frequent Flyer and Accor ALL accounts on either the Qantas website or Accor website.

You can link your accounts on the Qantas website.
You can link your accounts on the Qantas website.

If linking on the Qantas website, you’ll be prompted to log into your Accor ALL account and accept the terms & conditions. The whole process takes less than a minute.

Linking accounts on the Qantas website.

What can you redeem Accor ALL points for?

There are two main ways to redeem Accor ALL points:

  • Redeem for a discount off a hotel booking
  • Transfer your points to an airline frequent flyer program such as Qantas Frequent Flyer

When redeeming Accor points towards a hotel night, you’ll get a €40 (~AU$62) discount off your bill for every 2,000 points redeemed. This is a fixed redemption rate, meaning there aren’t really any opportunities to get outsized value from Accor points when using them towards a hotel stay.

Alternatively, you can convert Accor ALL points to points or miles with 31 airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Emirates.

You’ll get 2,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for every 2,000 Accor ALL points converted. On paper, 2,000 Qantas points are typically worth less than $62 so it would generally make more sense to redeem Accor points towards hotel stays.

You can find a list of other ways to redeem Accor ALL points on the Accor website.

Accor’s existing partnership with Air France/KLM Flying Blue

Accor, based in France, already has a similar (but different) partnership with the Air France/KLM Flying Blue program. If you link your Accor ALL and Flying Blue accounts, you can earn bonus Flying Blue miles for staying at Accor hotels and Accor Rewards Points for flying with a Flying Blue partner airline.

Accor ALL members can also earn 10 bonus XP (which count towards Air France/KLM status) and two bonus Accor Status Nights after linking accounts and taking their first flight or hotel stay.

It is not possible to link your Accor ALL account with both Flying Blue and Qantas Frequent Flyer simultaneously. If your Accor and Flying Blue accounts are currently linked, you’ll need to wait at least a year from when you linked your accounts to be able to unlink them.

Accor’s in-depth partnerships with Flying Blue and Qantas Frequent Flyer are different to those between American Airlines & World of Hyatt, United MileagePlus & Marriott Bonvoy or Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer & Shangri-La Golden Circle, which come with reciprocal status recognition.

The Qantas tie-up with Accor is also quite different to the Hilton Honors & IHG Rewards benefits available to Virgin Australia Velocity Gold & Platinum members. Eligible Velocity members can get a free once-in-a-lifetime status match to an equivalent tier in the Hilton Honors or IHG Rewards programs, but there are no ongoing benefits like the ability to earn bonus points in both programs.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Qantas to launch in-depth partnership with Accor ALL

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
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