Fairmont Hotels Will Be Bought by Accor Hotels

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Via View From the Wing, Accor Hotels is in the final stages of an agreement to buy Fairmont Hotels.

We’ve seen a lot of hotel mergers recently, including when IHG bought Kimpton Hotels, and the upcoming takeover of Starwood by Marriott.

What’s Happening?

Link:   Accor Hotels Fairmont Merger Press Release

Accor Hotels is buying the parent company of Fairmont Hotels.  This also includes the Raffles and Swissotel brands.

At this time, we do NOT know what will happen to the Fairmont points program after the merger is complete.  It may be combined with Accor points under 1 program.  Or they could be kept separate, like IHG and Kimpton’s loyalty programs.

Fairmont Hotels Will Be Bought By Accor Hotels

If You Want to Get the Chase Fairmont Card, Now’s a Great Time. But I Wouldn’t Rush to Redeem Your Fairmont Points Because of This News, Unless You Want a Free Night at a Fairmont Hotel Like the Beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada

And there’s no information about what will happen to the Chase Fairmont card, which comes with 2 complimentary nights at Fairmont Hotels after you spend $3,000 on purchases within 1st 3 months of account opening.

So if you’ve had your eye on the card, now is a good time to apply and enjoy the card’s benefits.  Because this card will likely be discontinued based on what we’ve seen before.

Emily and I don’t receive a commission for the Fairmont card but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.  And I consider this 1 of the Top 10 Easiest Awards to book!

I wouldn’t worry about redeeming your points or free night certificates in a hurry if you don’t have an upcoming trip planned.

It’s very unlikely Fairmont would change their points program without plenty of advance notice to customers.  And your points and certificates should be honored until any changes happen.

I do NOT have additional information about this.  And I haven’t written a lot about Le Club, Accor Hotels’ loyalty program.

But I’ll keep you posted and will let you know as soon as I find out more!

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3 responses to “Fairmont Hotels Will Be Bought by Accor Hotels

  1. Well that really sucks. I just got a Fairmont card a month ago. Accor’s program sucks and has very few places to use it in the US.

  2. You might want to clarify that all free-night certificates expire after 1 year. So you have to be in a position to enjoy them during that time period.

    You can continue to get a single free-night certificate each year that you pay your annual fee and then earn at least $12,000. My husband and I have each had this card for years to enjoy annual free nights after massive spending. I am trying to figure out if they will honor my high-spending in the coming year.

    This has been one of our most enjoyable annual spending projects, which have resulting in bucket list long weekend in world-class hotels. I will be very sad if it ends.

  3. Just used your link to get 2 Fairmont cards. Thanks for the info!