Hotel Loyalty Programs

Accor – The Ultimate Guide for Indians

This guide provides an ultimate overview of the Accor loyalty program, including how to earn and redeem reward points through various methods such as flying partner airlines, credit card transfers, dining, organizing meetings, and more. The article also includes a section on the Accor Plus membership and its benefits, as well as a list of sweet spots for redeeming reward points.

Were you incessantly scrolling through Instagram during the pandemic, envious of stories featuring overwater villas from the Maldives or by influencers enjoying game drives during the great migration of Masai Mara?

There’s one thing common to both, other than the jealousy they invoke – you’ll end up burning a massive hole in your pocket. What nobody will tell you though is strategically accumulating points, on spends worth ~6-8 lacs in a year can help you significantly offset the costs for such luxurious getaways, and in some cases entirely fund your vacations.

Hotel loyalty programs can be confusing, having to navigate blackout dates, limited availability, or other restrictions may affect your ability to use points for certain stays or experiences. While it’s a good idea to go through the fine print and understand the program’s rules before relying solely on points, not everyone has the time or energy to do so, but don’t worry we have got your back!

Introducing to you the most thorough and comprehensive guide on Accor’s loyalty program – Accor Live Limitless (ALL).

For the uninitiated, Accor is one of the world’s leading hospitality companies managing a network of over 5,100 hotels spread across more than 120 countries, this French establishment is a giant in its industry and offers some truly unique experiences through its properties.

With the company’s origins in Europe, it doesn’t come as a surprise that around 42% of its hotels and resorts are spread across this picturesque and scenic continent. Accor’s portfolio, however, extends beyond Europe as well, with hotels in bustling urban centers, beachside resorts, remote lodgings, and everything in between.

In India too, Accor has a strong presence, with about 57 properties situated all throughout the subcontinent. Among these, the luxurious Raffles Udaipur has quickly become one of the most sought-after havens, serving as a venerated oasis for travelers from all across the globe.

The Accor Live Limitless (ALL) Program

The Accor Live Limitless program (ALL) has features and benefits similar to its contemporaries, including earning points through stays, redeeming them for complimentary nights, transferring to air miles, and other goodies. However, some of its offerings make it stand apart from the rest, we’ll explore these features and more in this article.

There are roughly 46 brands of hotels & resorts that participate in the ALL Loyalty Program. Some of the noteworthy names include Pullman, Raffles, Sofitel, Banyan Tree, Mercure, Fairmont, Ibis, etc.

Some of the brands are categorized as below:

LuxuryRaffles, Banyan Tree, Sofitel, Faena, etc
PremiumMantis, Pullman, Movenpick, Grand Mercure, etc
MidscaleNovotel, Mantra, Mercure, etc
EconomyIbis, Breakfree, Greet, etc

Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis Hotels, and Ibis Styles have a decent amount of presence in India, spread across 29 cities.

Accor Brands & Categories

Let’s deep dive into why one should care about this loyalty program at all. Our guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Membership Status Levels and Benefits
  • How to Earn Points
  • How to Redeem Points
  • Sweet Spots for Redemption

Membership Status Levels and Benefits

There are a total of 5 status levels that an Accor member can achieve: Classic, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond, with Classic being the lowest which is awarded on enrolment and Diamond being the highest one can attain.

Leveling up to the next tier must be either through meeting the criteria of staying for a minimum no. of eligible nights or by earning certain status points. What are status points, you may ask? As an Accor member, you can earn two types of points: (1) Status Points, which are used to determine your elite status level in Accor’s ALL Loyalty Program; and (2) ALL Reward Points, which are Accor’s reward currency and can be used to redeem stays, transfer to airline partners, shop for products, and more.

The table below lists how many Status Points you earn for every €10 spent:

All Brands except those mentioned in the subsequent columnsIbis, Ibis Styles, and Mama ShelterMantra, Peppers, Breakfreem Art Series, Adagio Original and Long Stay BrandsAdagio Access, JO&JOE and Greet


When you register for ALL, it’s Base Level you get.

  • Up to 10% Discounted Rates: Just by signing up for free and becoming a member, you can save up to 10% on the standard room rate when booking via the Accor app.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi: Although most hotels provide free Wi-Fi nowadays, there are still a few that charge for internet access. This benefit is helpful on such occasions.


Spending €800 (2,000 status points) or staying 10 nights earns you a Silver Elite Status. You’ll enjoy the following perks once you reach this level over and above Classic.

  • Priority welcome via dedicated members’ reception desk: On occasions when you are tired from a long journey, the idea of waiting at the reception isn’t the most pleasing, dedicated desks for members are usually less crowded and, in most instances, empty, making check-in a smooth and hassle-free experience.
  • Complimentary welcome drink per stay: Depending on the hotel, during check-in, you would either be given a voucher to use at the bar, a packaged drink at the reception or in your room. The drink options may vary from hotel to hotel.
  • Late check-out: Late checkout may be provided upon request, depending on the availability of rooms. Although early check-in or late check-out largely depends on the hotel’s policies, the staff tries to accommodate their loyal members.


Spending €2,800 (7,000 status points) or staying 30 nights promotes you to the Gold Elite Status. You’ll enjoy the following perks once you reach this level over and above Silver.

  • Early check-in or late check-out: In addition to the benefits of silver, which include late check-out, gold members have the option to choose between early check-in or late check-out. To ensure early check-in, you must contact the hotel prior to your arrival and receive confirmation. Late check-out can be requested upon arrival as it is subject to availability.
  • Guaranteed room availability: 3 days before arrival For those of you who fancy making last-minute plans, having the peace of mind of room availability can be a great perk, especially during peak periods when usual demand is high. However, note that this guarantee applies only to non-promotional prices, which may not be the least expensive.
  • Upgrade to the next room category: Subject to availability, you can ask to be upgraded to higher room categories, including select suites. However, villas, presidential suites, and similar accommodations are excluded from the ambit of the complimentary upgrade.
  • Welcome Amenity (excluding breakfast) (not available at economy hotels): In addition to the welcome drink, hotels can provide complimentary fruit platters, sweets, pastries, or something similar. Check out this Flyertalk thread which enlists some of the amenities provided by various hotels in the past.


Spending €5,600 (14,000 status points) or staying 60 nights takes you to the Platinum Elite Status. You’ll enjoy the following perks over and above Gold Level.

  • Early check-in and late check-out: Similar to the benefit offered to Gold members, Platinum status entitles you to both early check-in and late check-out.
  • Guaranteed room availability: 2 days before arrival Same as of Gold however here you get guaranteed availability 2 days prior to arrival,
  • Suite Night guaranteed upgrade against Suite Night Upgrade certificate: Platinum members on completing 60 nights receive 2 suite night certificates which can be used to get confirmed upgrades to Suites by contacting customer support.
  • Complimentary breakfast in Asia-Pacific hotels: One of the most sought-after benefits, as it helps significantly bring down your F&B expense especially when traveling with family, Platinum members can make use of the sumptuous breakfast buffet offerings at Asia Pacific Hotels.
  • Access to Executive Lounge (if available, except Fairmont Gold Lounge): While complimentary breakfast is limited to hotels in Asia Pacific, access to the Executive Lounge can get you refreshments, although the spread may be limited, they are open through the entire day in specific time slots. Further to this many hotels even offer evening cocktail hours at the lounge. You can find all hotels with a lounge here.


Spending €10,400 (26,000 status points) will put you on top of all the tiers with a Diamond Elite Status. The following perks are at your disposal over and above Platinum.

  • Complimentary breakfast on weekends worldwide and every day in the Asia Pacific only: With Diamond status, you gain access to breakfast worldwide on weekends. Although not a significant value add over Platinum, can come in handy for
  • Dining and Spa Rewards worth €100 (10 rewards worth €10 each, once per year): You will receive 10, €10 credits each year that can be applied towards your food orders or spa sessions.
  • The ability to gift Gold status to one person: Something your friends and family might be interested in; Accor allows you to gift a Gold status to one individual.

In addition to the above, there are some hotel-specific benefits such as complimentary local calls and free soft drinks from the minibar.

The below table outlines the criteria which need to be met for achieving various Elite Status levels.

Elite Tier# of Nightsor Status Pointsor Equivalent Spend
Silver10 nights2,000€800
Gold30 nights7,000€7,000
Platinum60 nights14,000€14,000

Suite Night Upgrade Certificate: When you reach 14,000 Status points or 60 nights, you get 2 suite night upgrade certificates and an additional certificate for subsequent 4,000 Status points which are limited to 12 per year. These can be used only at Raffles, Faena, Delano, Sofitel Legend, Fairmont, SLS, SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, 21c, Mondrian, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick and Grand Mercure.

Bonus tips to fast-track your status:

  • ALL Plus ibis Card – For frequent ibis visitors, Accor offers an “ALL Plus ibis Card” priced at €99, it provides 10 status nights right off the bat automatically qualifying you for the Silver Status. It also gives offers 15% discount on stays at Ibis hotels, among other benefits. You can find details about the membership here.
  • For frequent visitors to other Accor brands, the group offers an “ALL Plus Voyager Card” at a price point of €199, it credits your account with 20 status nights, offers a 20% discount across 10 Luxury and Premium brands, and 15% off at 9 Midscale and Economy brands, and a few other benefits. Details of the membership are available here.
  • Accor Explorer Membership – A region-specific membership offered by Accor (similar to Club Marriot, Taj Epicure, Hyatt Dining Club, etc.), it automatically grants a silver status to the member. We will explore this in further detail at the end of this article.
  • Buying Accor Shares – Accor’s Shareholders Club offers members holding either 50 bearer shares (ignore this) or at least 1 direct share (this is what you’d be doing) of Accor S.A. (EPA: AC) the Accor Gold status. As of writing this AC closed at €30.79. The status obtained through this route is valid for the year during which it was obtained and till the 31st of December of the following year. Post this the member will need to meet the standard requirements to qualify.

How to earn ALL Reward Points

Through Stays

The obvious and the most straightforward way to earn ALL Reward Points is through stays. All ancillary expenses incurred during the stay such as F&B, Spa, etc. count towards the calculation of reward points. Depending on one’s status level, the following table illustrates the number of ALL reward points one can earn for their stays per €10 spent:

Reward PointsClassicSilverGoldPlatinumDiamond
All Accor brands (except those mentioned below)2531374444
ibis, ibis Styles and MAMA Shelter12.515.518.52222

Please note: All stays should be booked through either Accor’s website/ app, the hotel’s reservation desk, or Accor’s worldwide reservation team. Like all other loyalty programs, OTAs and 3rd party bookings are not eligible to earn reward points, properties aren’t liable to honor elite status either.

Flying Partner Airlines

When flying through partner airlines such as Air France, KLM, Qantas, and Qatar, in addition to the air miles earned through revenue flights, one is also eligible to earn additional ALL Reward Points providing a fantastic opportunity to double dip.

Partner airlinesALL Reward Points For Airline SpendsAirmiles earned for Accor Hotel Bookings
Air France2€ spent = 1 ALL reward point1€ spent = 1 Flying Blue mile
KLM2€ spent = 1 ALL reward point1€ spent = 1 Flying Blue mile
QantasNIL*1 A$ spent = 3 Qantas points**
Qatar2$ spent = 1 ALL reward point1€ spent = 1 Avios

*No ALL-Reward Points are earned for Qantas Bronze, Silver, and Gold members, however, Platinum status holders, earn 1 ALL reward point for A$ 5 spent on the airline. **Applicable only on eligible stays in Asia-Pacific.

Note: You can only link one airline partner at a time, and once an airline partner is linked, you’ll need to wait at least 12 months before linking it with another program, so choose wisely! This is the link to register an airline partner.

Credit Card Transfer Partners

For those of you who don’t have organic stays planned at Accor hotels, credit cards are the best way to earn quickly rack up ALL Reward Points. Below are some of the recommended credit cards in India having Accor as a transfer partner:

Credit CardTransfer Ratio
Axis Magnus5 Edge Reward Points = 2 ALL Reward Points*
Axis Reserve5 Edge Reward Points = 2 ALL Reward Points**
Axis Atlas1 Edge Mile = 2 ALL Reward Points
HDFC Infinia1 Reward Point = 1 ALL Reward Point
HDFC Diners Club1 Reward Point = 1 ALL Reward Point
Starting 1st Sept 2023
*5 Edge Reward Points = 4 ALL Reward Points only if Burgundy Status is maintained. (Limited Period Offering)
**5 Edge Reward Points = 4 ALL Reward Points only if Burgundy Private Status is maintained.


1 reward point for every € spent at participating restaurants.

Organizing Meetings

All professional “Meeting Organizers” can earn ALL Points by booking meeting and guest rooms at 28 brand hotels for their events. They receive 1 ALL point for every €2 spent. To earn points on guest rooms, a minimum of 8 rooms are required. These rooms may be paid for individually by guests or by the meeting organizer.

The meeting organizer is not required to attend the event; however, this must be specified in the meeting contract with the hotel. Double dipping of points is possible for both the individuals staying in the rooms as well as the meeting organizer, provided both are ALL members. There is no limit to the number of Rewards Points that can be earned barring Fairmont brand hotels outside Asia-Pacific, in which case a cap of 60,000 points applies. Room extras such as internet, minibar/room service, and meeting room facilities like projectors are excluded from earning points. Rooms not booked under the meeting group are also excluded.

Flight and Hotel Packages

1 status point and 1 reward point are earned for every €2 spent on a Flight+Hotel package booked through Accor’s website. It is applicable when a member is present during the entire duration of the package. Unfortunately, these stays don’t accrue towards eligible nights or status points and no elite status benefits are offered.

Events and Activities

1 Reward Point for every € spent for booking an event or activity through Accor’s website.

Car rentals, Shopping, etc

One can also earn points through taxi bookings, car rentals, train bookings, online shopping, etc. through Accor’s website. Points earning vary for each of these activities. For details, please refer to this link here.

Bonus Tip

To find out how much status and reward points one will accrue for their stays, make use of the calculator provided at the bottom of the page by Accor here.

Status & Reward Points Validity

Status points and Status Nights are valid until December 31st of the year when they were earned. For instance, if you stay from December 5 to December 7, your points and nights will be valid until December 31st of the same year.

Reward points are valid for 12 months and will be extended for an additional year with each eligible transaction. If no Reward points are credited to your account within a 365-day period, your points will expire without the option to restore or transfer them. Transferring HDFC & Axis points is considered an eligible transaction for extending points validity.

How to Redeem Points

Here comes the fun part, unlike Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, IHG, Hyatt, and others the value of ALL reward points doesn’t have to be calculated dynamically, which means you can redeem 2,000 ALL Points for a flat value of €40 (by 15 September 2023, ALL will be reducing the minimum redemption requirement from 2,000 Reward Points (equivalent to EUR 40) to 1,000 Reward points (equivalent to EUR 20) when booking on ALL.COM or the Accor ALL app, at all participating Accor hotels.

Here’s a list of all the ways one can redeem ALL reward points:

Hotel Stays

All participating hotels which accept payment through ALL reward points can be booked and payment can be made in multiples of 2,000 ALL reward points for a value of €40 during the stay.

However, there are some points to note:

  • One can easily identify properties that accept ALL reward points through the Accor app. The properties accepting ALL points will have the ALL logo as shown in the below screenshot.
  • There are 4 ways in which one can redeem ALL points for their stay:
  1. The most efficient way in our opinion is by selecting a “Pay at Hotel Rate” and settling the bill through ALL points at check-out, this enables you to bill extras such as airport transfers to the room and clear them as part of the final bill. However, we do advise you to confirm with the hotel if they allow redemption at check out and if any special conditions are attached to such redemptions in order to avoid any last-minute hassles at the hotel.
  2. Online reservation on the app/website and selecting payment of ALL points as a payment option. However, the important thing to note is, there may be a limit to how many points can be redeemed online for a particular hotel, hence, you might have to pay the rest during check-out. Also, in most cases, payment of taxes cannot be done through ALL points.
  3. Calling the central reservation team (Accor’s Indian reservation team number – 18605002020) and asking them to redeem ALL reward points for the stay. If you are connected to an agent who is well-versed with the loyalty program, they may be able to redeem the entire expense of your stay through reward points.
  4. Calling the particular hotel directly and following the same steps as above.
  • Some hotels may be able to redeem ALL reward points in multiples of 1,000 points, although there’s no certainty, you can try your luck by requesting at the front desk.
  • Not all room rates are bookable/payable through points. Prepaid, non-refundable, and red-hot room deals that require payment upfront cannot be paid through ALL reward points.
⚠️ Do note, to book or check the points rate, your Accor account should have a minimum of 2000 ALL points; otherwise, the points requirement will not show up. 

Onefinestay Homes and Villas

Onefinestay offers luxury homes and villas in 50+ destinations across the globe. You can redeem ALL reward points at these stays in the following ratio:

Activities, Experiences & Products

Although this might not be the best use of ALL Reward Points if one has a ton of them lying around, a quick look at some of the redemption options might be worthwhile. For example, a 3-day Go-Singapore Pass which includes entry to Universal Studios, Jurong Bird Parks, Gardens By The Bay, etc. retailing for ~19,000 Rs., can be bought for 21,142 ALL points, which gives a value of ~0.9 Rs/point which isn’t bad at all. you can explore more. Explore more here.

Similarly, you can buy experiences and products with your Accor points. The following image shows some other items that you can explore here.

Transfer to Airline Partners

This might be the second best use case of ALL points apart from hotel stays. Accor has 30 airline transfer partners where ALL points can be converted to air miles.

Below is a list of airline transfer partners along with the transfer ratio:

Transfer RatioAirline Partners
2 Accor points = 1 air mileAegan, Aeromexico, Air Canada (Aeroplan), Avianca (LifeMiles), Azul, British Airways (Avios), Cathay Pacific (Asia Miles), Delta Skymiles, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air (Skypass), LATAM Pass, Qatar (Avios), Smiles, Singapore Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines
1 Accor point = 1 air mileAir France and KLM (Flying Blue), Finnair, Iberia (Avios), Qantas, Virgin Australia
8 Accor points = 3 air milesOman Air (Sinbad)
4 Accor points = 5 air milesITA Airways
20 Accor points = 16 air milesAir China (Phoenix Miles)

You can transfer by going through this link.

Sweet Spots

While there are no sweet spots w.r.t value in Accor’s loyalty program as the redemption value is fixed at €40 for every 2,000 points, there are definitely some aspirational properties and all-inclusive resorts one can book to minimize their cash spends.

For the purpose of the below-mentioned calculations, we’ve assumed the exchange rate to be 1€ = ₹ 90, which puts the value of 2,000 ALL points at ₹ 3,600, i.e. 1 ALL point will roughly have a value of ₹ 1.8.

  • All of Accor’s properties in Maldives are redeemable through ALL points. One can book “Angsana Velavaru” for ~34k ALL points. The best part of this redemption would be that this is an all-inclusive resort, and hence all the meals are included in this rate. Please note: Transfer fees from the main island to the resort would be charged extra by the hotel which may/may not be payable through ALL points.
  • All-inclusive resorts in Africa (which typically include all meals and 2 game drives per day) such as Mantis Founders Lodge in South Africa for ~21k ALL points per night.
  • Aspirational properties such as Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam for ~37k ALL points, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Spain for ~22k ALL points, Raffles Udaipur for ~23k ALL points, etc.

Since the tariff for a particular hotel and/or dates are dynamic in nature, the no. of ALL points needed for your trip may vary.

Accor Explorer Membership

A region-specific paid Accor membership (similar to those offered by Club Marriot, Taj Epicure, and Hyatt Dining Club) entitles members to benefits such as complimentary hotel nights, discounts on bookings, upgraded status in the ALL Loyalty Program, up to 50% off dining at hotel restaurants, etc.

The key benefits of Accor Plus include:

  • 1 Complimentary night redeemable at more than 1100 participating resorts and hotels.
  • Up to 50% dining discount & 15% discount on beverages.
  • Up to 50% off on hotel stays (Red Hot Room)
  • Additional 10% during Accor Hotel sales, over and above the promo price
  • Upgrade to Accor ALL Silver status
  • Other discount vouchers & more

How much does an Accor Plus membership cost?

Accor Plus membership has 2 tiers, the only difference is in the complimentary night in participating Accor hotels across the Asia Pacific.

  • Accor Plus Traveller: No FREE night – ₹ 7,080 Per Year
  • Accor Plus Explorer: 1 FREE night – ₹ 13,541 or 12000 ALL points per year
  • Secondary Membership – ₹ 4,130 PER YEAR

Enjoy Accor Plus Universal Benefits

  • The Secondary membership can only be purchased in conjunction with a primary membership at a reduced rate.
  • Secondary members enjoy all the benefits of a Traveller membership.
  • This membership can be selected during registration.

Accor Plus Major Benefits Explained

Stay Plus Complimentary Nights

The “Stay Plus” benefit of Accor Plus provides a complimentary night at participating hotels like Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, etc. This benefit alone can easily recoup the cost of the membership fee with just one night.
Stay Plus is flexible, allowing you to cancel up to one day before your stay. To take advantage of this benefit, check availability during peak travel periods like public holidays and long weekends. Book early to increase your chances of getting the property and date you want, as hotels have a limited number of Stay Plus rooms.
The STAY PLUS complimentary night can be booked up to 12 months in advance.

Accor Plus Red Hot Room: Up to 50% off the room rate

Red Hot Room offers for Accor Plus members provide discounts of up to 50% on certain hotels. Just keep in mind that these offers usually get updated on a weekly basis. Also note that the red hot room offers can only be booked on Accor’s official channels, including the Accor website or app.

Accor Plus dining benefits: Up to 50% off at restaurants

Accor Plus offers discounts ranging from 10% to 50% for dining

• Dine alone for 25% off your food bill

• Dine with one guest for 50% off

• One member and two guests get 33% off

• One member and three guests get 25% off.

• 10% off for 10 guests & above

Basically, it means, You will receive a free meal every time you dine with a guest or more The benefit can be used at any time, even when you are not staying at the hotel. Membership also offers a 15% discount on beverages at Accor hotels and resorts. Additionally, each EUR 1 spent at an Accor restaurant earns you 1 reward point.


In addition to the above benefits, you also receive the following vouchers. Exact details may vary depending on the city you reside in.

PAN India Certificates – Valid in all Accor India participating Hotels

One (1) 40% Off Group Dining Certificate gets you 40% off food only for groups of 4 -10 adults at any of the Accor Properties in India.

One (1) ₹ 500 Discount on Food & Beverages Certificate valid at any of the participating Accor Hotels in India on a minimum billing of ₹2,000.

One (1)Complimentary Buffet Lunch for two people at any participating Accor Hotel restaurant in India.

One (1) Room Upgrade Certificate to guarantee upgrade at time of booking, valid across Accor Properties in India only

One (1) Free Dessert Certificate Dine in a group of four or more and get complimentary dessert, valid across AccorProperties in India only

Asia Certificates: Valid in all Asia Accor participating hotels

One (1) Complimentary Birthday Cake for a 1kg cake when dining in Accor hotels in Asia.

Regional Certificates – Valid in participating hotels in your city.

A complimentary Cocktail certificate entitles you to a complimentary cocktail each for two people

Group Dining certificate entitles you to a 50% discount off group dining for lunch and dinner

A complimentary Buffet certificate entitles you to a complimentary buffet Lunch or Dinner for two people

3x Complimentary Buffet Breakfast certificate entitles you to a complimentary buffet breakfast for two people when staying on the Accor Plus member’s rate

Buy One Get One Drink certificate entitles one complimentary drink with the purchase of any IMFL drink

2x Complimentary Beverage certificate entitles you to get 4 complimentary glasses of Indian wine or 30ml IMFL or Domestic pint beer or Mocktails when a minimum of four persons dine

Complimentary Birthday Cake certificate entitles you to a complimentary birthday cake (1 KG) when dining with a minimum of 4 persons

500 certificate entitles you to ₹ 500 off the purchase of any products at a Hotel’s Bakery.

A 50% Group Dinning certificate entitles you to a 50% discount off the total food bill for group dining.

2x Buy 1 and get 1 Beverage Complimentary certificate entitles you to get a complimentary beverage on the purchase of one, while dining at any restaurant at a participating hotel

4x Complimentary use of Swimming Pool or Gym Certificate entitles you to one complimentary use of swimming pool or gym for two persons at participating hotel

40% discount certificate for group dining: 40% discount on the total food bill for a group of 6 and more adults at a participating hotel

Buy 2 and get 2 starters certificate entitles you to get 2 complimentary appetizers on the order of 2 while dining at participating hotels.

There are two tiers of membership available for the India region: TRAVELLER and EXPLORER.

Members of both programs receive similar benefits, with the exception of a complimentary night with Explorer.

Exclusions – Dining Privileges Exceptions – Blackout Days

New Year’s Day: 1 January

Valentine’s Day: 14 February

Mother’s Day: 14 May

Father’s Day: 18 June

Dussehra: 24 October 2023

Diwali: 12 November 2023

Christmas Day: 25 December

New Year’s Eve: 31 December

Axis Reserve Accor Plus

Currently, Axis Reserve Card holders receive Accor Plus Explorer Plus membership, which includes 2 nights instead of the usual 1 night offered to Explorer members. All other benefits remain the same. This Explorer Plus membership is not available for purchase as a standalone product in India.

Bonus Tool – Interactive Map of all Accor Properties

You will find below a custom Google Map made by us with a list of all Accor properties across the world that accept ALL Redemption bookings. Clicking on any property will give you important details such as the address, email, phone number, etc of the property.

You can also use the sidebar on the left to toggle and filter properties by brands. This took a lot of time to build and we sincerely hope that you find it helpful.

Concluding remarks

Marriott has been the darling of credit card enthusiasts in India for quite a few years now. However, with HDFC and Axis having onboarded Accor as a transfer partner, that too within quick succession, it has quite literally changed the landscape for hotel redemptions from an Indian context.

Unlike Marriott, which had decided to take the path of dynamic pricing since March 2023 for their award stays, Accor continues to provide an outsized value for its reward points, with the added benefit of having an excellent presence across Europe and Africa.

We hope this article has sufficiently piqued your interest in the program, Happy redemptions!

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10 Replies to Accor – The Ultimate Guide for Indians

    1. In theory you should be able to pay just about any bill using the points however it is best to clear this with the property before booking.

  1. Nice write up. Thank you for bringing all about Accor into one place.

    Can you please suggest a good Accor property in Dubai for a 3-4 days stay where payment can be done through ALL points?

    1. There are a lot of options depending on what you are looking for and the budget. Use the interactive map to find those.

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