What travelers want is shifting, and fast. Covid-19 has changed the way people think about every element of travel, from which airline they fly to the size of their hotel. One way to ensure a dreamy spot, with no shared elevators or visitors to worry about at all, is to book a luxury home stay, or apartment rentals.
Accor Hotels and the Accor ALL loyalty program have now made Onefinestay, the luxury Airbnb style brand eligible to earn points, which is a great way to rack up more points and get a rebate on your next trip!
Accor ALL Points
Accor’s ALL loyalty program offers a simple way to look at points. Your points earned are worth a set amount, and can be used for any stay where a room is bookable, to cover some or all of the stay. You can even use them for dining or spa purchases in hotels, and so forth.
The arbitrage of other loyalty programs where you can sometimes convert points into something worth more is lacking – ie 30,000 points for a $1000 room – but flexibility to use the points when you want and how you want is always there, unlike others.
Accor x Onefinestay
Accor is now making Onefinestay a greater part of the Accor ALL loyalty program, adding the ability to earn points towards free nights and elite night credits toward status perks. This is a huge upgrade from the previous system, where Onefinestay stays didn’t earn anything, but points could be used toward them.
According to Loyalty Lobby, the change will take place November 4th, 2020, meaning there’s just over a week left before the Accor ALL program introduces a significant new way to earn points, elite status nights and redeem points as well. It’s unclear whether Onefinestay will earn at the top rates, like brands including Fairmont, Sofitel, Raffles and others, or whether it will fall into a category which earns points at a slower rate.
With everything from studio apartments on a relative budget, to incredible luxury properties in the most remote parts of the world with five star hotel amenities, the Onefinestay program is a great alternative to hotels right now, and since you can earn points and night credits as if you were staying in one, why not branch out?