Le club Accorhotels frequently offers their top tier elite status just for signing up with the program, they’ll market it to a specific group of potential customers but anyone using the offer winds up able to sign up and get the status.
I wrote that it was scheduled to last through end of May, but that I assumed it would be pulled early. It’s still going.
Even if you don’t frequently stay at Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, and oter 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.
Some folks get an error message signing up for a new Platinum account through these links, just refresh the page.
They’ll only let you sign up for one account per email address, so if opening a new account use a new email address. Some then combine their old and new accounts to preserve their points while elevating themselves to the new status.
The program isn’t among the more rewarding, but given that it’s top tier it can also be useful for status matching to other hotel programs, although some like Hyatt have begun asking to see not just a top tier elite card but also stay activity with a program. A status match offer like Best Western’s on the other hand can usually be obtained without demonstrated stay activity attached to a top tier elite account.