Two weeks ago, Accor welcomed the Art Series, Peppers, Mantra, and BreakFree chains its loyalty program, now known as Accor Live Limitless (ALL).
At the time, they had not published any information about the earn rates that members would receive at these chains. Additionally, I had no reason to believe that they would be anything other than the standard earn rate,
Well, it turns out that the earn rate will be quite low. Lower than the standard earn rate, and even lower than the Ibis Hotels. In fact, ALL has aligned earnings at these chains with the Adagio hotels.
Here’s the earning chart that ALL has posted on its website.
As can be seen, the earnings have aligned with Adagio.
To put that into perspective, it means that stays at these chains will earn just 40% of the rate at Novotel, Mercure, and Sofitel.
Even compared to the Ibis and Ibis Styles chains, you are losing out. At Mantra, you will be earning just 80% of the earn that you would have got at Ibis or Ibis Styles.
This is a bit of an unfortunate state of affairs. It is certainly not clear why the earn rates have been set the way they have. Hopefully, a more normal points regime may come into place in the future.
[Updated to reflect the new Accor Live Limitless (ALL) branding]