Le Club AccorHotels is ‘evolving’ the way is awards status in the program. The change covers aspects of how points earning will be applied to determining status, as well as moving onto a calendar year timeframe for status.
Points Earning for Status
At present, every point you earn in the program counts toward status. Come 1 January 2017, Le Club AccorHotels will have two types of points – Reward Points and Status Points.
The calculation of Rewards Points will remain as it is now. The big change is that Status will now be determined based on the number of Status Points you earn. From the beginning of next year, the only way that you will earn Status Points is by spending money in Accor Hotels. Status Points, are therefore, a measure of your expenditure in Accor Hotels over the year.
As Status Points will be harder to come by, Le Club AccorHotels has reduced the number of points that will be required to achieve status. The new thresholds are shown in the table below. Also included is the number of Euro that will need to be spent in participating hotels in order to reach the thresholds. (Note that Ibis Styles hotels will require double this expenditure.
|Level||Current Points Required||Status Points Required from 2017||Expenditure|
Calendar Year for Status
At present, calculations for determining status are based on points earn of the preceding twelve months. Once the status is achieved, it is then kept for one year prior to the next review (unless you go up a level in the meantime).
As from 2017, the status calculations will be based on calendar years. It will then be the number of Status Points you earn in a calendar year, the will determine your status for the following year.
As 2017 will be a year of transition, anyone with a status expiry date in 2017, will have the date moved out until the end of December next year.
Overall, these changes will make earning status in the Le CLub AccorHotels program just that little bit harder.