Le Club is one of the more… unique hotel loyalty programs. There seem to be links out there constantly for free Platinum status. The only catch is that Platinum status isn’t really worth anything. Free internet? Nope. Free breakfast? What’s that? Lounge access? Foggetaboutit! A room upgrade? Only if you’re staying at a Sofitel (because who needs a room upgrade at any of their other brands anyway?).
But per this FlyerTalk thread, it appears as if they’ll be sprucing up elite benefits as of October 10, 2013. It looks like the new elite benefits chart will look as follows:
The major improvements here are as follows:
- Silver, Gold, and Platinum members will receive free internet
- Silver, Gold, and Platinum members will receive late check-out upon request and availability (we’ll see how that’s actually executed)
- Gold and Platinum members will receive early check-in upon request and availability (we’ll see how that’s actually executed)
- Platinum members will now receive lounge access “if existing”
Anyway, since this is Accor the execution remains to be seen, though free internet for all elites, late check-out/early check-in for most elites, and lounge access for Platinum elites seems like a really nice improvement.
And if anyone is new to Accor, here’s a link that will get you Platinum status upon signing up.