Accor is currently running a sale for Mastercard cardholders, which offers 33% off the best flexible rate at hotels across Southeast Asia, South Korea and Japan. Accor Plus members enjoy an additional 10% off (i.e 43% off the best flexible rate).
This offer is valid for bookings made by 30 June 2021 with stays up till 30 December 2021.
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To search for rates, visit this link and enter the first four digits of your Mastercard (use 5420 if you don’t have one handy). If you’re an Accor Plus member, you must use this link to get your additional 10% off.
All rates under this sale are fully prepaid and room-only. While you cannot cancel your stay, you will be able to make date changes up to 24 hours before arrival.
I did a few searches up till August, and here’s the lowest rates I could find:
|Mastercard||Mastercard + Accor Plus|
|Sofitel City Centre||S$187++
|Swissotel Merchant Court*||S$154++
|*Not yet approved for staycations|
Do note that it’s very hard to find dates with this rate at the Sofitel City Centre (I only found one: 14-15 Aug) and the Sofitel Sentosa (I found nothing). Unfortunately, the Raffles Hotel is not participating in this sale either.
If you’re an Accor Plus member, however, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Red Hot Room sales, which can be even cheaper than the rates above. For example, I found the Fairmont at S$148++ (S$174 nett) and Sofitel Sentosa at S$215++ (S$253 nett). These rates should show up alongside the Accor Plus Mastercard rate anyway, so you can easily see when there’s a better deal available.
|💡 Don’t forget, you can get a free Accor Plus membership when you sign up for an AMEX SIA Business Credit Card (first year fee waived)- this comes with a free night stay too and up to 50% off dining.|
Bookings are valid for stays up till 30 December 2021, so if you fancy travel to Thailand opening up by then, you’ll find some tasty deals towards Q4. I’m seeing the Novotel Bangkok Siam Square at just S$48++, the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit at S$118++, SO/Sofitel Bangkok at S$121++ and more.
I’m tempted, but since this sale goes on till 30 June 2021, I wouldn’t rush out to book now. We should get a better perspective on travel possibilities once Singapore starts vaccinating its general population (scheduled to start from June).
For those who just want a hotel room and no additional frills (Accor Plus members will save 50% off breakfast for two, anyway), these deals are worth taking a look at.
I’m even thinking of taking a punt on travel for the second half of this year, but will probably wait till early June before making any bookings.