AccorHotels offering 4x Rewards points on stays at new hotels

Guide to earning bonus points at new hotels with AccorHotels

Every month, AccorHotels run a generous promotion on stays at their new properties, providing an ability to earn 4x the usual number of Rewards points on stays. The current promotion is valid for bookings made by 31 December 2018, for stays until 17 February 2019.

We’ll republish this guide each time there are new hotels included from New Zealand and Australia.

Offer details

You’ll earn 4x the number of Rewards points you would usually earn on a stay at each of the participating hotels.

The bonus points are calculated based on the Classic membership status level earn rate, and are offered in addition to the Rewards points and Status points that are usually earned.

The total number of points you will earn depends on your membership level. €10 in eligible expenses, excluding taxes, will earn you Rewards points per the table below:

 At all participating
AccorHotels brands*
At ibis, ibis Styles
and Mama Shelter
At AdagioAt Adagio Access
* Except Adagio, Adagio Access, ibis, ibis Styles and Mama Shelter

Once registered, the offer is valid for qualifying bookings made by 31 December 2018, for stays until 17 February 2019.

The new So Sofitel Auckland is participating in the current promotion.

So Sofitel Auckland

Our take: is this a good deal?

I think so, particularly with the flexibility that Rewards points can provide in terms of use, and their value when redeemed on future stays with the AccorHotels group.

You can redeem 2,000 Rewards points on €40 / ~$67 NZD of credit towards future stays at most hotels, with no blackout dates, and on all room types. This gives each point a minimum fixed value of €0.02.

Given you can earn at least 100 points for every €10 of spend under the current promotion, this works out to be an effective 20% return. GST charged in AU/NZ is incorporated into the room cost, which means you’re earning points on your full spend in these countries rather than just the base component.

You can also convert your Rewards points into miles with numerous different airline programs, including Asia Miles, KrisFlyer, Virgin Velocity, and Qantas Frequent Flyer.

The table below shows the minimum number of Rewards points you could earn based on the cheapest price on offer (at time of writing) at each of the participating AU/NZ hotels over the promotion period, and how these would convert to points with your chosen frequent flyer program:

HotelMinimum Room Rate
($ NZD)
Dates Available at this rateMinimum Number of Rewards PointsRewards Points Redemption Value with AccorHotels
($ NZD)
Asia Miles/Krisflyer/
British Airways/
Etihad (2:1)
Virgin Australia/
So Sofitel Auckland$34619 & 20 December2,068$691,034 miles2,068 points

Unless you have set up automatic conversion with the airline partner, you’ll require a minimum number of rewards points before you can convert:

  • Velocity / KrisFlyer / Asia Miles / Etihad / Emirates / British Airways: 4000 Rewards Points
  • Qantas: 2000 Rewards Points

Make sure you book via Cashrewards so you receive an extra 3% cashback on the cost of your accommodation.

How to register for the promotion

Not yet a member of Le Club AccorHotels? Join the program here.

Remember, there are some relatively easy ways to acquire Silver or Gold status with AccorHotels, which will see you earning an increased number of points on all stays, along with other elite benefits:

Amex Platinum cardholders may be offered Platinum status if they already have the paid ibis Business Card – but not guaranteed.

Once you’re a member, register following the steps below:

  1. Click on “Connect” in the “Benefit from this offer” zone in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

  2. Sign in as a member, and you will then be registered.

  3. Make a booking at one of the participating properties by 31 December 2018, for stays until 17 February 2019.

Supplementary photos courtesy of AccorHotels

AccorHotels offering 4x Rewards points on stays at new hotels was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by Daniel Kinnoch