Last days of Accor up-to-50% off sale

Looking to get a reasonably cheap hotel stay at a decent brand where the loyalty program is mostly worthless? Boy do I have a deal for you. Accor Hotels is running a sale through 28 August 2012 offering up to 50% off on hotels in most of the regions they operate.


The stay dates for the promo vary and the 50% thing will vary based on the specific property but I just booked a room in Singapore for this coming weekend at just over 40% off after taxes and such were included. Considering the consistency of the product Accor offers and the price point for the room (~$110/night for 2 guests) I’m very happy with that deal.

That said, I don’t really consider the points I’ll accrue or the other aspects of the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program to be all that compelling. The points expire too quickly and the redemption value isn’t all that significant. So I just ignore the points side of this deal and look at the bottom line. The rate is still too good to pass up. Some days it isn’t all about the points. This is one of them.

Booking through the sale does mean giving up on the 3% back for Ibis bookings or the 5% back via but the rate beats those rebates without any difficulty. Not a hard decision to make.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Transfer your points to Iberia (if you get more than 3000. Gives your 5:2 (3000=7500 IB points). Then link your iberia account to your BA account. Avios point can be quite useful.

  2. The threshold for Iberia transfers is also lower (3000 Accor points required vs. 4000 for most other programs). This means you might actually be able to generate enough hotel spend to actually receive something from this program. If you signed up for the free platinum status offers this means you would need to generate 750 euros of hotel spend for 3000 Accor points or 7500 IB Avios (which I assume can be transferred to BA at 1:1).

  3. BTW, thanks for the post on the deal. I was able to book a “4 star” Novatel in Lisbon for an upcoming (November) trip for less than $60/night. Like you I don’t care if I get points out of this or not!

    1. Yes, there are non-refundable. That doesn’t bother me too much, just like non-refundable airfares don’t bother me too much.

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