As a result my own Platinum status, which I didn’t renew, has expired. And I received the most blunt downgrade email ever — subject line: Your Platinum status has been downgraded.
There are two ways I know to get Platinum status back without actually staying with Accor.
- Become a shareholder
- Earn points with partners
Platinum status usually requires 60 nights or 25,000 points earned.
This status is far from the most rewarding, set your expectations accordingly. Earlier this year at the Sofitel London Heathrow, Platinum status meant an upgrade to a king bed.
Your experiences should be better than that since the program has improved its elite benefits and in addition to bonus points-earning, Platinums now get free internet, early checkin and late checkout subject to availability, and lounge access when the eligible hotel has that amenity.
And points from any source count towards status.
That means I can earn with any of their partners.
Interestingly there’s even one airline whose points transfer into Le Club Accorhotels. Transferring in 25,000 points would earn Platinum status from scratch.
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