Best Strategy for Le Club Accor(Mine)


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OK. Points are always worth the same amount: 2000=40 euros. The currency exchange can change things a bit but otherwise there are no special valuations as with Hilton and, I assume, with other programs.

In January, I pay cash(credit card of course!) and keep doing so until I reach Platinum status, after which I try to cash in all of my points so that I have zero by the next January.

So far it has worked well, especially since you can do it at the hotel after you may have gotten an upgrade. I'm not sure but I think perhaps if you pay for a stay with points you may be less likely to receive an upgrade.

So far, Accor properties don't guarantee an upgrade, though I have been able to negotiate a good rate on occasion when dealing direct.