Accor Gold Recognition

By djtech | Jan 09, 2019, 01:19 PM
Hi All,

I'm considering the ibis business card which grants Accor Gold status. I've got a few stays coming up in properties in Australia and in New Zealand (Mercure Gold Coast resort, ibis Christchurch, Pullman Auckland, Sebel Brisbane). Wonder how the elite Gold status recognition stacks up in these properties, particularly the room upgrades and free drinks benefit? Is it worth it to invest ~$150 for Accor Gold?
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By jianga | Jan 09, 2019, 01:30 PM
From my experience, generally they're ok with room upgrades (although a lot of the rooms feel like they're the same anyway, perhaps with a better view/higher floor). Usually you get a free drink voucher that can be used at the hotel bar or restaurant when having a meal. Also a bottle (or two) of water in the room. Most of the time I get late check out upon request, except when they're very busy. Sometimes I get some small treats in the room too, e.g. chocolate, fruit plates, etc.
Last edited by jianga at Jan 09, 2019, 01.31 PM.
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By Libertyscott | Jan 09, 2019, 09:50 PM
There is almost no benefit to the status for Ibis hotels, but it is reasonable for Mercure, Pullman and Sebel. You'll get a room upgrade if available, which is nice, and the single drink voucher will be house wine or beer, so the range is limited. I have Accor Platinum, had Gold before, but that was from staying at hotels. I'd argue paying for it is marginally useful.

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By markpk | Jan 10, 2019, 07:35 PM
I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself.

My experience with Gold now mirrors the comments from Jianga - late check out is really useful if you've got a later flight and want a base to work from during the check out day.

In ANZ pretty much 90% of my hotel biz is with Accor - I just wish they'd hurry up and integrate Mantra into their system...

Actually David, it would be good to get an update from Accor re this. They promote Mantra on their website but you can't book via Accor?
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By jasonfungsing | Jan 10, 2019, 11:41 PM
I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself.

My experience with Gold now mirrors the comments from Jianga - late check out is really useful if you've got a later flight and want a base to work from during the check out day.

In ANZ pretty much 90% of my hotel biz is with Accor - I just wish they'd hurry up and integrate Mantra into their system...

Actually David, it would be good to get an update from Accor re this. They promote Mantra on their website but you can't book via Accor?

Which card did you get from Amex give you Gold?
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By israelhenriques | Jan 11, 2019, 12:15 AM
I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself.

My experience with Gold now mirrors the comments from Jianga - late check out is really useful if you've got a later flight and want a base to work from during the check out day.

In ANZ pretty much 90% of my hotel biz is with Accor - I just wish they'd hurry up and integrate Mantra into their system...

Actually David, it would be good to get an update from Accor re this. They promote Mantra on their website but you can't book via Accor?

Which card did you get from Amex give you Gold?

Was wondering the same..... pretty sure they mean Silver.
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By markpk | Jan 11, 2019, 06:46 AM
I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself.

My experience with Gold now mirrors the comments from Jianga - late check out is really useful if you've got a later flight and want a base to work from during the check out day.

In ANZ pretty much 90% of my hotel biz is with Accor - I just wish they'd hurry up and integrate Mantra into their system...

Actually David, it would be good to get an update from Accor re this. They promote Mantra on their website but you can't book via Accor?

Which card did you get from Amex give you Gold?

Platinum Charge card.

Accor has only just returned to the program with Gold status.
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By JJJJJJJ | Jan 12, 2019, 09:11 AM
I was gold and this year I’m silver. Didn’t notice the difference. Keep your money and buy your own drinks.
Last edited by JJJJJJJ at Jan 12, 2019, 09.12 AM.
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