Instant Free Top Tier Status with Accor Hotels (and Status Match Options)

Instant Platinum (top tier) status in the Accor Hotels loyalty program comes around with some frequency, usually the signup link doesn’t stay active long — sometimes days, sometimes just hours.

Here’s a current offer for instant Platinum status. (HT: This Milepoint thread and Milepoint member Simon)

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.

That said, all it meant on my recent stay at the Sofitel London Heathrow was an upgrade from a queen bed room to a king. Still, as my grandfather used to say, “that’s better than a hole in the head.”

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 and Priority Club. 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.


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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Yes! Finally have status! Though I’ll never likely stay at any of their properties.

    Bummer.

  2. Sweet! Thank you! Like you said, you never know when you find yourself staying at one of their hotels.

  3. Can you post (or have you posted) a round up of status match opportunities, and preferred approach for each?

  4. Thanks Gary! Staying in the Novotel at TPE next week and needed late checkout. Perfect timing.

  5. Worked for me. I have another Accor membership, but used a different email and address. Will be staying at Novotel soon, let’s see if I get to reap any benefits from this.

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