Pick Up Two Free Fairmont Room Upgrade Vouchers

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.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver

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.

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To instantly get two Fairmont President’s Club upgrade vouchers, simply enroll for the program through this link.

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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.

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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)

Comments

  1. And it might well be that you wont be able to apply those if you arent actually Accor Elite.
    Like with the Swissotel Status Match where they then asked for proof afterwards…

  2. I got the certs in my account but not clear how to apply them. Anyone have experience doing so? If not, id suspect if I call them to have them applied they will figure out what happened

  3. The certs aren’t much use. They won’t work to suite level they only give you a tiny more room space and if you ask at the front desk they will usually give it to you without a cert anyway.

  4. You can actually get two more Certs from Swissotel by applying to their programme (link in the box on the right side).
    Nice find 😉 doesn’t hurt to have those I guess.

  5. Although I’m very picky about aircraft and airlines, I can’t feel that way about hotel brands. For the most part they all seem much of a muchness. For that reason I don’t generally bother with hotel loyalty schemes, but prefer to use hotels.com and get (effectively) 10% off each night.

    But that said, I do like Accor. More for Europe than North America. Their Ibis range are clean and modern – not always the case in Europe even for 4/5 star properties. And Mercure is reliable as a mid-range brand.

    I would think they need to ramp up their North American properties for me to consider them as a one-stop solution, but they are doing some good things.

  6. I am irked at Accor since their points expire after 12 months if you don’t have a stay, so glad to at least get these certificates out of them. Thanks, Lucky! It worked exactly as you said. I actually have always wanted to stay in more of those railroad robber baron hotel along the Canadian railroad system.

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