Accor Plus Membership: Exclusive reader offer

Fancy a free hotel night (worth up to $400 or more), 50% off dining across hotels in Australia and Asia-Pacific, access to deeply discounted hotel sales, and VIP perks when you check in?

Plus, for a limited time, you’ll also get a FREE breakfast voucher for two (worth up to $80 AUD at the time of writing) when signing up for a new Accor Plus membership via an exclusive promotion we’ve negotiated with Accor Plus.

Accor Plus Membership: How it works

Accor Plus membership unlocks exclusive accommodation and dining benefits at over 1,000 Accor resorts and hotels across Asia Pacific. It sits alongside the Accor Live Limitless program, offering a range of additional perks across Asia Pacific.

It’s my go-to hotel program, and in the last year, I’ve saved well over $1,000 AUD with Accor Plus. Just in the past few months, I’ve redeemed my ‘free night’ stay for a swoon-worthy room at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (worth a cool $440), feasted on half-price French fare at Sofitel Adelaide’s new Garcon Bleu restaurant, and snapped up a long weekend in sunny QLD at 40% off with Red Hot Rooms.

Since Accor boasts a significant number of properties in Australia, there are many opportunities to use benefits for travel, both domestically and internationally in the Asia Pacific region. The key Accor Plus membership benefits on offer include:

  • Complimentary night at a participating Accor property each year. As I’ll explain, this benefit can be worth up to $400 AUD or even more (and yes, Saturday nights are often available!)
  • Bonus 20 Status Nights when you become an Accor Plus member. You will then receive a bonus of 20 Status Nights once every 12 months on renewal of your Accor Plus membership.
  • Dining benefit offering up to 50% off food at restaurants within participating Accor hotels
  • Up to 50% off hotel sales with weekly exclusive offers (through Accor Plus Red Hot Rooms)
  • ALL – Accor elite Silver membership fast track (providing value adds such as 2 x free drink vouchers and a possible late checkout)
  • Partner benefits include access to discounts and perks with partners such as Qantas, Europcar, Priority Pass, and more

Plus, above and beyond all the benefits above, when you sign up via our special The Champagne Mile offer, you’ll score a complimentary breakfast voucher for two (worth up to $80 AUD), for use at participating Accor Plus properties.

If you can make use of just some of the benefits we’ve listed out above, you’ll easily offset the annual Accor Plus membership fee.

How much does Accor Plus Membership cost?

If you’ve been looking into the cost of an Accor Plus membership, you may have noticed that there are two different membership options to choose from – the entry-level ‘Explorer’ and top-tier ‘Discovery’. Below, we’ve set out the standard Accor Plus pricing that applies to each membership level in AUD:

Membership TypeStandard Price
Explorer$399
Discovery$448

So which Accor Plus membership is right for you?

The entry-level Accor Plus Explorer membership offers all the core benefits covered in this article and will meet the needs of most readers. I personally hold this membership, and I’ve been able to extract significant value, even during the pandemic.

The higher cost Discovery membership offers all the core program benefits offered with an Explorer membership, plus a few additional perks which might be attractive to some types of travellers. There’s very limited information available on the Accor Plus website about these additional benefits, however, we’re advised that this includes worldwide cruise, tour and wine offers, plus the ability to earn Discovery Dollars booking flights on the Accor Plus portal.

Unless you can take advantage of specific benefits, in my opinion, forking out extra for a Discovery membership probably won’t be worth your while.

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Where can I use my Accor Plus membership?

Membership benefits are valid at over 1,000 hotels (and 1,400 restaurants) located across 20 countries within the Asia Pacific region. This includes loads of properties and brands within Australia (think luxe 5-star properties like the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour!), so you’re spoiled for choice with high-quality accommodation options close to home.

Participating Accor Hotels brands include high-end offerings such as Banyan Tree, Angsana, Sofitel, Swissotel, Pullman, Peppers, Fairmont, Quay West and even Raffles. Mid-tier brands include Mercure, Mantra, and Novotel.

At home, luxe brands that participate in Accor Plus include Sofitel, MGallery and Pullman. Recently acquired brand Art Series Hotels is also now participating in the program, providing more opportunities for Stay Plus and dining benefits.

Plus, with international travel back on the cards, your membership is valid at properties in Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Boom!

Key Accor Plus member benefits

Ready to find out more? Let’s delve into the key benefits:

Free night at an Accor hotel each year (worth up to $400 or more!)

At the top of the list, Accor Plus members score a complimentary one-night stay each membership year at a participating Accor hotel property in the Asia Pacific region (the technical name here is the ‘Stay Plus’ benefit). Depending on where you use it, this complimentary stay can offer tremendous value and offset the entire cost of the Accor Plus annual membership fee.

Yes, it’s easy to recoup the full cost of your Accor Plus membership fee simply by using your Stay Plus benefit. Whether you choose to use it for a staycation, interstate holiday, or in the greater Asia Pacific region, it’s a chance to spoil yourself with a decadent night away.

Stay Plus case study: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

In this quick case study, I’ll demonstrate how to extract maximum value from your complimentary Accor Stay Plus night at the exceptional Sofitel Darling Harbour in Sydney.

accor plus sofitel bed and slippers

Generally speaking, if you book well in advance, it’s possible to lock in a complimentary stay for a Saturday night where the paid rate would otherwise cost around $400 or even more.

In the example below, late last year, I logged in to my Accor Plus account and opted to use my Stay Plus benefit for a Saturday night in early September 2021:

accor plus sofitel booking

As can be seen, a paid stay on this date for a standard room comes in at $404. However, the Stay Plus benefit is also available, allowing me to access the same room as my free night:

pricing comparison sofitel

So, just like that, I’m able to offset more than the full cost of my $395 Accor Plus Membership fee with one stay. I can also upgrade from a standard room to a higher category using my Stay Plus benefit, with a luxury corner suite commanding a small supplement of just $50.

The Stay Plus benefit can be booked online, up to 12 months in advance. Since the free night is fully refundable, you can easily cancel it with no penalty up to one day before your stay if your plans change (and let’s face it – this scenario is quite common in the current climate!).

Note that the complimentary night is not available at all Accor hotels in the Asia Pacific region, and it is subject to availability. Typically, a base-level standard room is offered, although many hotels may allow you to upgrade to a higher room level for a nominal fee (even at check-in).

As with our example above, the earlier you look, the better chance you will have of locking in the Stay Plus benefit at your preferred property, on your preferred date.

Bonus 20 Status Nights (upon sign up, then each membership year)

Upon sign up, receive 20 Bonus Status Nights – almost enough to fast track to Accor Live Limitless Gold Status, or one third of the nights required to reach the lofty heights of Platinum.

Thereafter, you’ll receive 20 bonus Status nights credited to you account each year, upon renewal.

Up to 50% off Accor Plus dining benefit at restaurants

After a long day of sightseeing or in the office, sometimes it can be tempting to stay in your hotel for dinner. And with the dining benefits on offer with an Accor Plus membership, you won’t want to leave the property.

Accor Plus members receive 50% off the food portion of their bill when dining as a party of two – essentially buy one, get one free. This Accor Plus dining benefit is available at participating Accor Hotels restaurants within the Asia Pacific, each and every time you present your card (note: some blackout dates apply).

Let that sink in for a moment… if you dine out on two scotch fillets, you pay for one. As a solo diner flashing your membership card, you’ll receive 25% off your total food bill, while if you bring two guests, you receive 33% off, 3 guests receive 25% off… and so on.

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Dine at Garcon Bleu at the brand new Sofitel Adelaide and score up to 50 off your food bill

Dining at a participating Accor Hotels restaurant in the Pacific? If you are dining out as a party of four in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji with two Accor Plus members at the table, you can receive a dining discount of 50% off. And, when dining in Asia, you receive 15% off your drinks bill on top! Another round of poolside mojitos, anyone?

It’s possible to extract significant value from this benefit, particularly when staying at resorts where you are captive to onsite restaurants. After all, some of the most exclusive Accor resorts or hotels are located in remote areas where you typically won’t find outside eateries, so you can save significant money by dining onsite at up to 50% off food on each day of your stay.

Bear in mind that you don’t need to be staying at an Accor Hotel at the time to enjoy savings when you dine out – simply show your Accor Plus membership card or the Accor Plus app when you arrive at the restaurant to access your dining discount. So even if you live or work in an Australian capital city, you may at any one time have access to a number of high-quality Accor Hotels restaurants – at up to 50% off your food bill.

Accor Plus Dining exclusions

As with everything, there are some dining discount exclusions to be aware of. Accor Plus membership benefits are restricted at Raffles Hotels & Resorts (though as I discovered last month, there’s still a cool 20% off food at many outlets, which adds value), Orient Express, and Ibis Budget. Selected independently-owned Accor restaurants may also be excluded from the offer.

As an Adelaidean, it’s disappointing to note that the highly regarded Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant at Mt Lofty House is excluded from the mix, though I take comfort in the fact that new French Bistro Garcon Bleu is included.

You can browse the current list of Accor Plus restaurant dining exclusions on the Accor website here.

Blackout days do apply, and these vary by country. Before dining, we’d encourage you to contact the property to confirm the discount is available.

Up to 50% off stays with Accor Red Hot Rooms

Everyone loves a good hotel sale, and my Accor Plus membership delivers members-only promotional rates, all year round.

This benefit is known as Red Hot Rooms, and it basically provides access to an exclusive 50% off sale each fortnight, for selected properties, via the Accor Plus website. While this benefit is popular with leisure travellers, it can lead to significant cost savings for businesses as well.

From high-end Sofitel resorts, Pullman hotels, and Swissotel, to inner-city Mercure and Ibis properties, Accor Red Hot Rooms routinely serves up sharp savings on high-quality properties within the Asia Pacific region.

As a small business owner, I’m personally able to extract significant value from this benefit. I find it particularly worthwhile to book Accor Plus Red Hot Room rates for business travel into Melbourne or Sydney at short notice.

Accor Plus normally releases Red Hot Rooms deals on Friday nights, with the sale rates available for two weeks. Below is a recent example of 50% off hotel room sale rates in Australia:

accor red hot room compare

Red Hot Room rates are available to browse on the AccorPlus website. As these are offered as a private members sale (and not to the wider public), there is less demand for ‘red hot prices’. So, whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll have a greater chance of scoring a deal before it runs out.

Save 10% off the Best Available Rate

Accor Plus members score an additional 10% off the best available public rate (including restricted rates) when booking directly via the Accor website or the Accor app. This offer is available on any room type at all participating hotels.

The additional 10% discount can also be applied to private sale rates on accorhotels.com, which could see you access discounts of up to 50%.

If you stay regularly at Accor properties, the Best Available Rate discount can add up to significant savings across your membership year.

Note that to access the 10% discount, you must book direct via the Accor website. Sadly, the discount can’t be accessed when using Accor gift vouchers purchased via retailers such as Woolworths and Coles.

Plus, don’t forget the Accor Hotels Price Guarantee

While it’s unlikely that you’ll find a cheaper rate elsewhere, don’t forget the Accor Hotels Price Promise. If you find a lower rate elsewhere within 24 hours of booking via Accor, you can submit a claims form to request a refund of the difference. Simply take a screengrab that clearly displays the lower price and corresponding price conditions and send it to Accor within 24 hours of your booking. Your claim will be reviewed and processed, if eligible.

Get automatic Silver ALL – Accor Live Limitless Membership

When you join Accor Plus, along with a bonus 20 Status Nights, you’ll automatically be gifted an op-up to Silver membership within the Accor Live Limitless loyalty program – unlocking benefits at Accor properties all around the world.

ALL Silver membership is usually awarded after 10 nights stay in Accor hotels or after 800 EUR of eligible expenses, so this is a nice opportunity for infrequent travellers to obtain a quick membership fast track.

And while you won’t see free breakfast or a room upgrade, there is still the potential to extract some extra benefits that could be worth up to approx $50 or more per night if you use them.

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Silver ALL members enjoy a welcome drink voucher for up to two guests. This typically covers a restricted selection of drinks (think selected wines or limited cocktails) for two. There’s also a late checkout (subject to availability). These benefits are provided in addition to the free internet access worldwide that entry-level ALL Classic members receive.

Accor Plus membership is totally separate from the free ALL – Accor Live Limitless (ALL) loyalty program. An ALL membership starts at ‘Classic’ level. ALL members move up status tiers, based on the frequency of hotel stays and/or monetary spend, providing Status Points, perks, and privileges that are yours for a membership year.

These benefits could save you money you’d otherwise spend when you travel. This is particularly the case for hotels that don’t participate in Accor Plus, but which do recognise ALL – Accor Live Limitless benefits.

After all, welcome drinks for two could set you back $30 AUD or more, and the chance for a potential late checkout could enable you to enjoy a sleep-in whilst avoiding a hefty late checkout fee.

As an example, Singapore’s newly re-opened Raffles Hotel doesn’t officially participate in Accor Plus. However, you can still score a welcome drink and other VIP membership perks with your Accor Live Limitless Silver status.

accor plus raffles singapore

Your Silver Accor Live Limitless membership status also allows you to earn Status Points and Accor Rewards Points which you can convert to frequent flyer points, put towards hotel stays, or redeem for experiences.

Access More Escapes, member events and partner offers

Members of Accor Plus can log in to the website to take advantage of a range of exclusive offers. These include More Escapes, bespoke member-only events and special partner offers.

Accor More Escapes

More Escapes offers change regularly, but they typically feature discounted rates for stays of two nights or more.

Which cards offer free Accor Plus in Australia?

While most people choose to purchase an Accor Plus membership, there’s one other way to obtain it – as a perk from a Platinum charge card.

In Australia, there are two charge cards that offer a complimentary standard Accor Plus membership, worth $399. These include the American Express Platinum Card and the American Express Platinum Business Card.

Find out more about American Express credit cards here.

Pros and Cons – Accor Plus membership

Pros

  • Free night covers high-end properties. By planning wisely, you can get the $395 value fee back simply by using this one benefit.
  • Generous dining discounts. Up to 50% off your food bill, regardless of whether you’re staying at the restaurant.
  • Large portfolio of properties. Accor Hotels boasts a huge footprint in Australia and beyond, so it’s easy to find opportunities to use your benefits.
  • Big discounts when you book direct. From Red Hot Rooms to 10% off the Best Rate, business and leisure travellers can save significant money when booking via the Accor website.

Cons

  • High annual fee. At $395 per year, an Accor Plus membership doesn’t come cheap. You’ll need to use your benefits to ensure it’s worthwhile.
  • Free nights expire. Your Stay Plus free night doesn’t roll over and expires every 12 months. To ensure you receive this benefit, make sure you use it on time.

Accor Plus membership: Is it worth joining?

With so many benefits on offer (including a free hotel night worth up to $400 or more) it’s not hard to see why an Accor Plus membership makes sense.

Personally speaking, Accor is my hotel loyalty program of choice. My Accor Plus membership has helped me to save a significant amount of money when travelling and dining over the years.

Even in the midst of the pandemic, I’ve found many ways to maximise the program benefits, through staycations and domestic holidays.

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Whether you’re a frequent or occasional traveller, an Accor Plus membership can pay for itself quickly. Even if you are already a member of Accor Live Limitless or another hotel loyalty program, there’s considerable value on offer.

In fact, as we’ve highlighted above, you could potentially recoup the full cost of membership simply using one benefit – your Stay Plus free night.

Add in up to 50% off dining, Red Hot Room rates, Silver ALL Accor Live Limitless status, and other perks – and it’s easy to see why an Accor Plus membership is worth signing up for.

FAQ – Accor Plus Membership

How much does Accor Plus membership cost?

Annual Explorer membership for Accor Plus costs $399 AUD. Plus, join via our exclusive reader link to receive a FREE breakfast voucher for two (worth up to $80 AUD).

How do I book the Accor Plus free night?

It’s easy to claim your free night with Accor Plus. Simply log in to the Accor Hotels website, and search for your preferred date and property within Asia-Pacific. Switch on the Stay Plus Benefit button at the top of the results if you would like to use your free night benefit.

What is the difference between Accor Live Limitless and Accor Plus?

The Accor Hotels ALL loyalty program is free to join. Accor Plus membership is a separate paid program that operates in Asia Pacific. It offers a free night and dining benefits. Conversely, Accor Live Limitless rewards members with Status Points, Rewards Points, and elite membership tiers, based on hotel stays and level of spend.

How much is the Accor Plus free night worth?

As we explain in this post, you could obtain $400 AUD value or more from your free night benefit, fully offsetting the Accor Plus join fee. You’ll get maximum value if you can plan ahead and use your Stay Plus at a premium five-star hotel.

What are the benefits of being an Accor member?

There are many benefits on offer, including exclusive membership perks and early access to Accor member sales.

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78 thoughts on “Accor Plus Membership: Exclusive reader offer”

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Rod, the breakfast voucher is a physical voucher, delivered directly by Accor Plus after membership sign ups are process. Accor Plus advise us that they send out the breakfast voucher around 5 business days after sign up, though there may be a slight delay if you signed up over the festive season break.

  1. Avatar for Nishad S

    Hi Adele,
    Appreciate the information provided.
    I’m an Accorplus Gold member.
    As my yearly stay plus night is unused, can I use it to while booking 3/4 nights for my son with the name mentioned while booking through ALL platform.
    Also I’ll make sure it is completely prepaid.
    Can they make an exception in such cases if he’s accompanied by his wife and a baby on request basis?
    Also I’ll put an email to the property.

    Thank You!!!

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Nishad, the StayPlus night isn’t transferrable (it must be used by the Accor Plus primary member), and you’d usually need to ensure the room as booked in your own name. As you’ve suggested doing, it’s worth contacting the hotel, as they may consider assisting on a case by case basis (but no guarantee). Best of luck.

  2. Avatar for Chris

    Hi Adele,
    I am an Accor live limitless Gold Member and will probably get upgraded to Platinum status soon. If I take up the Accor plus membership and use the free night stay can I book a room to take my wife? Or is this just for a single room as I notice membership is one card-one person!
    I also notice that the 50% off meals is not for a couples meal just the one person!

    Regards,
    Chris.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Chris, yes, the free night stay can be used to book a room with dual occupancy. The 50% off dining discount is for 2 people. When dining alone you’ll access 33% off. Cheers, Adele

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Lyn, I apologise that you are experiencing sign up issues. Our team has sent you an email to seek clarification around the issues you’ve experienced so that we can escalate this further and resolve it for you so that you can sign up with the current discount offer.

  3. Avatar for Russell Perrow

    I’m currently a Accor member Gold but not currently a Accor plus member I all ready have ten nights up my sleeve can I join Accor plus as a gold member and receive the benefits
    I was a plus member over past years but was never contacted to renew my Accor membership

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Russell, yes, if you are not a current Accor Plus member then you are able to join with our breakfast offer and the other standard benefits. Once you join, your Accor Plus membership will appear with your Gold account, giving you the title “Accor Plus Gold”.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Kerry, I’ve just checked and the sign up page seems to be working fine. If you are still experiencing problems, please send me an email [email protected] with details on where you’re getting stuck, and I’ll escalate to Accor Plus IT. Thank you.

        1. Avatar for Adele

          Thanks Darren, I’ve flagged your issue with Accor Plus. Apologies for the inconvenience, we’ll be in touch to troubleshoot.

  4. Avatar for Judith Franco-Elias
    Judith Franco-Elias

    Hi Adele,
    The free breakfast voucher. Is that only for new members?
    My membership is due for renewal and they’ve already automatically renewed it! I can cancel it though.
    Please advise if I can receive this voucher if I’m renewing through champagne mile.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Judith, yes, I believe the Accor Plus T&Cs state that the breakfast voucher is only available for new joins and not renewals. I don’t think it is possible to renew through our exclusive link. If you’d like to try and see if Accor Plus will honour the offer for you, you could try contacting them via chat. Best of luck.

  5. Avatar for Steph

    Hi Adele

    I signed up on the 10th Aug with the link provided (And the page states the exclusive offer too). I’ve received all the accor benefits inc stay plus but not breakfast vouchers yet 🙂 Hoping this exclusive offer is still valid? I was holding off buying till before my Fiji trip in Dec but didn’t want to pass up on this offer.

    1. Avatar for Adele

      Hi Steph, it can take around 5 business days for Accor to post the voucher out after you successfully sign up. We’ll reach out to them now to check up on the status of your voucher and get in contact with you via email. Thanks for your support and enjoy your trip to Fiji!

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