Accor Plus is a paid subscription program from Accor. Complementing the Le Club AccorHotels scheme, it offers a range of money-saving discounts. The discounts on offer mainly revolve around accomodation and dining discounts at Accor Hotels in Australia and other countries across Asia Pacific.
A brief History
Accor Plus started out life as the Accor Advantage Plus program in 1994. Initially, it supported hotels in Australia, however, it hasevolved into a program spanning 11 countires in Asia Pacific.
In 2008, following the launch of Le Club AccorHotels (or at the time A|Club), it began to link into the program. Members of Accor Advantage Plus were enrolled into the new program.
Deeper integration followed, with the AccorPlus now largely merged into the Le Club AccorHotels program. The two programs now operate with the same card and account number. This allows members to take advantage of both programs.
Accor Plus is a paid membership scheme providing a range of benefits across a range of AccorHotels. Beneifts are on offer at Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis chains. The benefits are mostly around dining and accomodation at participating locations.
It operates alongside the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program, with the latter providing points and status benefits. For example, these include free Internet Access, welcome drinks, or Executive Lounge access for elite members.
Accor Plus gives a bit of a status boost, with all Accor Plus members being at least at the silver level of the program.
Membership to Accor Plus comes at a cost of $385 for the first year, with renewals being slightly discounts. There is also a supplementary card available that can be used by a partner, family member, friend or colleague.
Accor Plus benefits
Comlimentary Room Night
The big selliing point of Accor Plus us that it comes with a free overnight stay each year their choice of selected Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles properties. Depending on the property, this can go a substantial way toward paying for the membership fee. Note that the holder of the supplementary card does not get this particular benefit.
The program offers a 10% discount off the Best Available Rate at any participating Accor hotel on paid stays. There is generally a reasonable availability of these nights. In addition, when sales are on, Accor Plus members often receive an additional discount on the sale rates.
There are also weekly ‘Red Hot Rooms’ sales when booking through the AccorHotels.com website. The available rooms at these rates are much more restricted, and are typicaly only available at a small group of hotels, and generally only within a short booking period. The dedicated Accor Plus website lists the various Red Hot rooms that are available in a given week, and is generally updated every Friday.
The program also offers discounted dining at Accor Hotels. There is no need to be staying in-house at the hotel, however, the card does need to be shown at time of dining to get the discount. While the discount does cover the food portion, in Australia it does not extend to any beverages that are consumed while dining. In Asia, beverages are discounted 15%.
The discount is based on a sliding scale. A solo travleller gets a 25% discount, a couple gets 50% off, while a trio will get a 33% discount. Once the group gets to four or more diners, the discount offered is 25%.
On the downside, the discount does have some blackout dates, and is not available on days such as Christmas Day or Mothers Day.
Members are also eligible to attend members only events. These events cover a wide range of experiences and include such things as dining with winemakers, swimming with dolphins or cooking with celebrity chefs. These are typically packages that include accommodation and other inclusions, and are organised in various cities.