The way Accor manages its loyalty programs can be perplexing. While there are positive aspects to their loyalty programs, distinguishing between different memberships and subscriptions can be challenging.
Accor offers numerous loyalty and subscription programs, with Accor ALL and Accor Plus being the most popular ones. Although both programs offer benefits and rewards to members, they are very distinct from each other.
Accor ALL, formerly known as Le Club AccorHotels, is the main loyalty program provided by Accor. It is a free program that allows members to earn points when they stay at participating hotels. It’s your main account with Accor.
Think of it like Marriott Bonvoy, IHG One Rewards, or Hilton Honors. You join for free, stay with them to earn a few points. You then transfer credit card points to be actually able to stay for free. Repeat a few times. Earn higher elite status. And voilà, in no time you will start getting upgraded for free, to a room with a beautiful view of the neighbor’s garden instead of the noisy street. The usual stuff.
Accor Plus, on the other hand, is a premium paid membership program offered by Accor. To purchase an Accor Plus subscription, you need to have an Accor ALL account.
By paying an annual fee, members gain access to various benefits and discounts at participating hotels in Asia Pacific. One of the main advantages of Accor Plus is the complimentary night benefit and up to 50% off on dining at hotel restaurants and bars. These benefits alone can often offset the membership cost for frequent travelers in just one stay.
Accor Plus members also receive an extra 10% discount for stays at Accor hotels in the Asia Pacific.
You can read more about Accor Plus here.
Another key difference between Accor ALL and Accor Plus is the focus on geographical coverage. While Accor ALL is a global loyalty program applicable to all participating hotels worldwide, Accor Plus focuses primarily on properties within the Asia Pacific region.
This means that if you frequently travel outside this region, you may find little use for your Accor Plus membership.