FlyerTalk members are reporting a way to sign up for free Platinum status in the Accor A|Club frequent guest loyalty program, whose benefits as a Platinum member include:
- 100 percent Accor A|Club points bonus for every stay
- A room ALWAYS AVAILABLE at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery properties
if you reserve at least three days before your arrival
- A Thalassa sea & spa Institute beauty and treatment product when you stay at Sofitel Thalassa sea and spa
- A welcome gift for any stay of ten nights or more at Adagio, plus late check-out
- Dedicated customer service
This is tied in with a promotion by HSBC banks, although it has been reported that one need not be a HSBC Premier card member to secure Platinum status, which occurs instantly after sign-up.