Dealhacker: Free Platinum Status At Accor Hotels

French hotel chain Accor runs a bunch of hotel brands, from the luxurious (Sofitel) to the bargain-basement (Formule1). Attaining platinum status normally requires a lot of stays, but right now there's a workaround that can get you automatically upgraded.

Australian Business Traveller points out a method where you can have a standard A|Club membership automatically upgraded to Platinum status. It worked just fine with my existing A|Club membership, and it also works if you sign up for the scheme via the link. Benefits of platinum membership include late check-outs to 4pm, free room upgrades and faster points earning.

Hit the link for the full guide. It seems likely Accor will can this promotion eventually, so get in quick if you want to take advantage.

Point hack: free upgrade to Accor A|Club Platinum status [Australian Business Traveller]


    I'm staying at an Accor hotel so signed up immediately. Reception says card number provided on sign up is Silver. Maybe this will get fixed when the plastic comes out?

    Didn't seem to work for me

    ahh right after posting my previous comment the upgrade email arrived so it does still work!! Brilliant

    This is great and will probably make me want to try and use the hotel chain a bit now when travelling for business or on hols. Good benefits!!

    Remember to ensure your address details for your account are current. I just upgraded and realised the card will be sent to my old address. Might need to contact them.

    Worked for me, my dad, and three of my co-workers. The big question is: who will status match with Accor Platinum, and how many top tier memberships can you leverage off this one? I am googling like a mofo.

      billyjoebob - when you know let us know so we can leverage this

    Thanks for the tip. Worked for me signing up as a new member.

    Didn't work for me :-(

    Just signed up and got the Platinum. Ace tip guys!

    failed for me "The given promotion code doesn't exist"

      Hmm. Signed in and out a couple of times and it says platinum now. thanks!

        But... didn't get an upgrade email. just got a welcome one that advised platinum.
        Oh well. an upgrade is an upgrade.
        Just saw the benefits here:

        Card level comparison here:

        Other level comparison here:

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