Free and Instant Accor A|Club Platinum Status

Via Milepoint, Accor is offering instant Platinum status just for enrolling (with this HSBC promo).

Platinum status generally requires 60 nights (or 25,000 points earned) and comes with a 100% points bonus and then at Sofitel, Pullman, and MGallery hotels: room upgrades that the rules say you specifically have to ask for, 4pm late checkout, guaranteed availability, and a welcome drink and gift.

I’ve always found it odd that A|Club elite status doesn’t get you recognition at Novotel properties, but still being Platinum which is their top tier is certainly better than a hole in the head as my grandfather used to say — especially when the status is instant and free.

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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. Is there a way to apply this promotion to a pre-existing account with “Gold” member status?

  2. I have never heard of Sofitel, Pullman, or MGallery hotels, so I’m guessing this wouldn’t be too valuable for me.

  3. what you can do is email them and ask to COMBINE you gold and platinum accounts….I did it with silver and gold and it worked

  4. @Andrew you never know when you might wind up at one! Given that it’s quick to sign up, it’s useful to have just in case IMHO…

  5. Checked the MP post and couldn’t find an answer (although it was asked there too): is there a limited time to this status? Hilton gave free gold for 3 months, is this similar? Thanks!

  6. I stayed at my first Sofitel (SF) this week using a free gold status promo. It was the worst property I’ve stayed at in a year. I am planning on sending back the gold card and canceling my membership because I will never stay at that property again (fire alarms, shabby rooms, awkward checkin, bad location, unfriendly staff). Good luck with the platinum!

  7. Thank you, great deal. I have only just started my spiral into FF clubs and rewards programs, partially thanks to your blog. I can’t wait to fly first class after 10+ years of economy.
    I am interested in SM’s question, would other hotel chains status match the status (or, more precisely; how do I approach other hotels to ask)?

  8. @Andrew,

    Apparently you are not well travelled in France or the UK. Sofitel is where DSK were arrested in New York.

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