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Le Club AccorHotels rewards you with points every time you stay at a participating property, including those within the Sofitel, Fairmont and MGallery by Sofitel brands, among others. You can also earn points through the purchase of goods and services, including dining and spa treatments at participating Accor properties, as well as with Accor's partners. You can use your points for future hotel stays, car and rail travel, airline tickets, luxury experiences and other purchases.
You will earn points based on how much you spend on every eligible stay (full-priced rooms booked with the hotel directly online or with the hotel's reservation center), as well as on dining and other services at any participating property within Accor's extensive network. How much you earn depends on your membership status and the hotel brand in which you choose to stay.
As a Classic Le Club AccorHotels member, you will earn 25 points for every 10 euros (about $11) spent at Sofitel, Fairmont, Pullman, Swissôtel, Raffles, MGallery by Sofitel, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel and Mercure properties. You'll receive 12.5 points for every 10 euros spent at a Mama Shelter, ibis or ibis styles hotel; 10 points per 10 euros spent at Adagio; and five points per 10 euros spent at Adagio Access and Greet hotels. Once you reach Silver, Gold or Platinum status, you'll earn more points per stay. If you use a currency other than the euro, you will accrue points based on the exchange rate in relation to the euro at the time of checkout. You can also earn points for participating in surveys or for hotel, airline or car rental reservations made with affiliated program partners, including Club Med, Iberia and Europcar.
For every 2,000 points you collect, you can obtain a 40 euro hotel reward voucher that can be used to offset the cost of a stay at a participating Accor hotel. The number of points needed to cover a free night varies by brand. You may also use points to cover dining and spa expenses during your hotel stay (at participating properties). You can use points to purchase a Priority Pass airport lounge membership as well. Below are the number of points needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:
|Destination||No. of hotels||Cost of room in points|
|Paris||151||2,000 - 856,000|
|Miami||2||6,000 - 18,000|
|Cancun||1||2,000 - 4,000|
|San Juan, PR||0||N/A|
|Los Angeles||3||10,000 - 92,000|
|Vancouver||4||12,000 - 164,000|
|New York City||5||8,000 - 102,000|
|Chicago||3||14,000 - 68,000|
|San Francisco||3||8,000 - 422,000|
|Washington, D.C.||2||8,000 - 32,000|
|Toronto||3||8,000 - 46,000|
|Boston||1||14,000 - 170,000|
The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 12, 2019. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date. Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart.
The points you earn with Le Club AccorHotels can also be converted to airline miles for use on Accor's airline partners, such as Delta Air Lines and Air France. You must have a minimum of 2,000 points to be able to transfer points to miles; the points-to-miles conversion rate varies by airline. You may also redeem points for elite experiences, such as VIP treatment at sporting events, concerts and more. Additionally, once you have accumulated 2,000 points, you can redeem a Le Club AccorHotels rewards partner voucher, equivalent to 20 euros, which you can apply toward services with Europcar. You can also convert your points and redeem them with other partners, including Club Eurostar rail, Letestu gourmet food boxes and HuaZhu hotels in China, among others. You may also opt to donate your points to charity.
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