Late last year it was announced that Accor would be acquiring Fairmont, Raffles, And Swissôtel, representing the latest in a string of hotel mergers. This would allow Accor to improve their footprint of luxury properties, given that most of their brands are more budget-focused.
The deal has closed, though we haven’t seen much in the way of reciprocal loyalty benefits. So while Marriott and Starwood offered status matching and points transfers from day one, it hasn’t been quite as quick with Accor.
While not earth-shattering, Fairmont’s President’s Club is finally offering Accord elite members something. Fairmont’s President’s Club is offering Le Club Accor Gold and Platinum members who register for the program through this link two free room upgrade vouchers.
This is an odd way to do things, since best I can tell there’s no way for existing members to take advantage of this. Furthermore, Fairmont doesn’t actually ask for your Le Club Accor account information anywhere, so they don’t seem to be validating status in any way.
To instantly get two Fairmont President’s Club upgrade vouchers, simply enroll for the program through this link.
As soon as you register, you’ll instantly see two room upgrade vouchers in your account, in the “My Certificates” section. The certificates are valid for a year from the date they’re issued.
While you can find the full terms & conditions of using these upgrades here, the basics are as follows:
- The certificates entitle you to a one category room upgrade, excluding suites and Fairmont Gold rooms
- Each certificate is valid for a stay of up to five days
- Certificates are subject to blackout dates
So if you’re not a Fairmont President’s Club member then it might be worth registering under this offer. However, these upgrades are only so useful, as they essentially get you a one category upgrade. That’s still better than nothing, though.
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)