Instant Free Top Tier Status with Accor Hotels (and Status Match Options) – ALIVE AGAIN!

Instant Platinum (top tier) status in the Accor Hotels loyalty program comes around with some frequency, usually the signup link doesn’t stay active long — sometimes days, sometimes just hours.

Here’s a current offer for instant Platinum status. (HT: This Milepoint thread and Milepoint member 0geek)

The offer is in Polish, but fortunately Google Chrome has built-in translation.

You must open a new account, it cannot be applied to existing accounts. And when you do so you must use an email address that’s not currently on file with them.

Even if you don’t frequently stay at Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, and other related properties frequently, you never know when you might find yourself in one and having top tier status can’t hurt.

Platinum status usually requires 60 nights or 25,000 points earned. It offers double points and at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels a complimentary drink and welcome gift, and subject to availability and on request 4pm late checkout and an upgrade.

That said, all it meant on my recent stay at the Sofitel London Heathrow was an upgrade from a queen bed room to a king. Still, as my grandfather used to say, “that’s better than a hole in the head.”

Whenever I post these offers I’m asked about status match possibilities, whether you can leverage this status into status in another hotel loyalty program. A status match offer like Best Western generally has can be obtained without demonstrated stay activity attached to the top tier elite account, so this works there. Same with Club Carson and Priority Club. Sometimes Hyatt asks for proof of stays when requesting a 90 day stay challenge in which case this wouldn’t be useful. Marriott doesn’t ask for proof of any kind, so this isn’t necessary in asking for one of their challenges.

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  1. I did this although as no country was listed as possible in North America on their form I had to say I lived in another country. But what do you mean about ” status match possibilities” and the listing of these other hotel chains that I am familiar with here in the USA? How does one go about do this with say Marriott or Best Western hotels?

  2. Worked for me. I signed up using a new email address since I missed the last sign up and received standard status. Thanks for the heads up on this. Now, to plan for a trip to Europe.

  3. I got the instant Platinum Status with Le Club Accor a couple of months ago (thanks for that), but I’m having trouble getting Priority Club to match it. They won’t accept a screen shot of my log on page showing my status, and I don’t know what to give them beyond that. Priority Club asked for a statement, but the site doesn’t seem to have downloadable statements or anything else to prove status. Any ideas or past experience?

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