As a result of Swissotel, Fairmont and Raffles joining Le Club AccorHotels, three new badges have been rolled out in the Place by Le Club AccorHotels game. The badges may be earned by staying 3 times in each of the brands.
The following table shows the requirements of the three new badges. Note that some hotels may not be participating in the Places app, and unfortunately, these won’t count.
|Swissotel||500||3 Check-ins at Swissotel|
|Fairmont||800||3 check-ins at Fairmont Hotels|
|Raffles||800||3 check-ins at Raffles Hotels|
Places By Le Club AccorHotels
The Places By Le Club AccorHotels application allows members to earn points for earning badges. Badges are earned by completing virtual check-ins while you are staying at an AccorHotels properties.
When you are staying at an Accor property, you can open the App and register a check-in within the application. Once your stay has been registered as an eligible stay in your Le Club AccorHotels account, the ‘check-in’ will be validated, and the stay will be counted toward your badge earning.
As the approval process requires the stay to post to your account, you can’t just pop in for a coffee and have it count! You do actually have to be staying at the property for it to count.
The application is available from within Facebook, and is available for both iPhones and Android based phones. When using the apps on your phone, you will still need to authenticate through a Facebook account – there is no escape from needing a Facebook account.
When you first sign up to the Places App, you need to connect to your Le Club AccorHotels account. This is so they can check that you were staying at the hotel, and also deposit any points you obtain from badges.
Once the application is set up you can go ahead and check-in to a hotel you are staying at. Normally you would do this while staying at the hotel, although you can check-in for up to a month after the stay.
Initially, the status will show as Pending. It will then either go to Approved or Refused. There are a few reasons why your stay may get refused. One reason for refusal is because there is no stay recorded in your Le Club AccorHotels account for the night at the hotel.
A second reason for refusal revolves around multiple check-ins. If you make multiple Places check-ins for the same stay, only one of them will be approved. The rest will ultimately be set to a Refused status.
The application awards Badges, and these are based on achieving a certain number of check-ins against a number of criteria. This may include staying a certain number of times at a particular brand, or in a certain country. The following table lists the various Badges that are available.
|Fan||5 Check-ins at 5 different hotels||300|
|Lover||10 Check-ins at 10 different hotels||500|
|Super Member||15 Check-ins in 3 months||1500|
|Addicted||3 Check-ins at the same hotel||300|
|Collector||5 badges received||500|
|Afficianado||10 badges received||1000|
|Ambassador||15 badges received||1500|
|Addict||30 Check-ins at 30 different hotels||1500|
|Airport||10 Check-ins at hotels located near airports||200|
|Holiday Maker||3 Check-ins at resort hotels||500|
|Cosmopolite||5 Check-ins in 3 different countries||200|
|Poland||5 Check-ins in Poland||300|
|World Citizen||Check-ins in 10 countries||500|
|Kangaroo||5 Check-ins in Australia||500|
|La Vie en Rose||5 Check-ins in Paris||200|
|Siam Smiles||5 Check-ins in Thailand||200|
|Samba||5 Check-ins in Brazil||200|
|Oriental Explorer||3 Check-ins in China||200|
|German Trip||5 Check-ins in Germany||200|
|London Style||5 Check-ins in London||200|
|Mariachi||5 check-ins in Mexico||200|
|Riad||5 check-ins in Morocco||200|
|Dolce vita||5 check-ins in Italy||200|
|American Dream||5 check-ins in the USA (50 main states only)||200|
|Oasis||5 check-ins in the United Arab Emirates||200|
|Novotel Enthusiast||3 Check-ins at Novotel hotel||200|
|Memorable Traveller||2 Check-ins at MGallery hotels||500|
|Happy Traveller||3 Check-ins at Ibis Styles hotels||100|
|Ibis||3 Check-ins at Ibis hotels||100|
|Enthusiastic Traveller||3 Check-ins at Mercure hotels||150|
|Magnifique Traveller||3 Check-ins at Sofitel hotels||800|
|Design your journey||3 Check-ins at Pullman hotels||500|
|Holiday Maker||3 Check-in at Resort Hotels||500|
|Golf||1 Check-in at a golfing hotel||500|
|Birdie||2 Check-ins at golfing hotels||300|
|The Sebel||3 Check-ins at The Sebel hotels||500|
|So Sofitel||3 Check-ins at So Sofitel hotels||500|
|Mama Shelter||3 Check-ins at Mama Shelter hotels||500|
|Spa Lover||3 Check-ins at spa hotels||300|
|Happy New Year||1 Check-in on January 1||100|
|Fashion Week||1 Check-in during the London, Paris, Milan or New York Fashion Week||100|
|Carnival||1 Check-in during the carnival in Rio, Paris or Nice||100|
|Tennis Gran Slam||1 Check-in during a Gran Slam tournament||100|
|Film Festival||1 Check-in during the Olympic games||100|
The points offered by Places by Le Club AccorHotels are Reward Points, rather than Status Points.
Further information on the Places By Le Club AccorHotels can be found on the AccorHotels website.