Instant Platinum Top Tier Status with Leclub Accor Hotels is Back

.. and right on the heels of yesterday’s instant hotel status offer, too.

Instant Platinum (top tier) status in the Accor Hotels loyalty program comes around with some frequency, each time it does the signup link won’t stay active for long — sometimes a couple of days, sometimes just hours.

Here’s the offer for instant Platinum status.

Note that the signup page is just a signup page, no indication on that page that accounts will start at the Platinum level, but indeed it’s currently working as of this writing.

You must open a new account, it cannot be applied to existing accounts. And when you do so you must use an email address that’s not currently on file with them.

Even if you don’t frequently stay at Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, and other related properties frequently, you never know when you might find yourself in one and having top tier status can’t hurt.

Platinum status usually requires 60 nights or 25,000 points earned. It offers double points and at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels a complimentary drink and welcome gift, and subject to availability and on request 4pm late checkout and an upgrade.

Whenever I post these offers I’m asked about status match possibilities, whether you can leverage this status into status in another hotel loyalty program. A status match offer like Best Western generally has can be obtained without demonstrated stay activity attached to the top tier elite account, so this works there. Same with Club Carson. Sometimes Hyatt asks for proof of stays when requesting a 90 day stay challenge in which case this wouldn’t be useful. Marriott doesn’t ask for proof of any kind, so this isn’t necessary in asking for one of their challenges.

(HT: Loyalty Lobby)

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  1. Got it- thanks- and thanks for the info regarding matching status- maybe you could do a blog listing all known programs that will match without much of a fuss 🙂 We stay at both Carlson and Best Western hotels somewhat regularly, so will be leveraging today and yesterday’s status to obtain theirs- will let you know how it goes.

  2. Worked for me… Thanks… Platinum again! Let’s hope the next time I stay at an Accor hotel they actually recognize my status…

  3. Virtually non-existant benefits for Platinum, which I’ve been for 3 years… so, don’t get excited! A free drink voucher is the norm.

    That’s what happens when you give away priority status on a frequent basis.

  4. You get practically nothing with Accor Plat in terms of in-house bennies, but you do earn points at a much faster rate, which can get you to 2,000 to redeem for a US$60 voucher.
    The platinum status will downgrade to blue after 1 yr.

  5. hi can I register this one and then combine the new account with my old one? I am a few hundred points away from the $60 redemption gift card on my existing account and the earning rate is quite slow for me…

  6. Thank you! I got in around noon Eastern today, which is terrific timing since I’ll be staying at a Mercure in Rio this Friday for Carnaval.

  7. Oh, didn’t work. I thought it might be an Australian thing, but then I entered my sister’s TN address for my husband and no luck either. Blue status.

  8. just got platinum at noon eastern 2/3. Question: heading to Paris in spring 2014 for honeymoon. Would love to stay at an accor property on points. they partner with many airlines (BA, DL, etc.). They state that you can transfer from Accor to partners. any ideas if you can transfer from accor to partners?

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