American Airlines - AAdvantage
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Heading to MEL & SYD in Nov, could use info on Accor near city center; 3*+ locations. /Columbia U. (NYC) U. Admin Thx!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
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Rooms have kitchenettes with microwave ovens.
Close to transport too.
Not cheap, but good.
Mercure Welcome also good.
Ibis on Little Bourke (if still in Accor) is very close to Southern Cross.
Ibis Budget is the el cheapo, no points earnt in Le Accor, but very reasonable.
In Sydney, the Ibis on the other side of Darling Harbour is also very good, not cheap though.
Mercure in the city centre, near Hyde Park is closer to the trains.
There is an Ibis Budget at Sydney Airport, a bit far from anything, but close to the 400 bus that can take you to Mascot station to get the train around.
Overall, the Ibis Budget is best, cheap, and while its like a modern prison cell, I do like it, have stayed at several of them.
When I need an upscale, the normal Ibis hasn't disappointed.
The Grand Mercure and Sebel are the $$$$.
Edit: if you want to earn Le Accor points, book direct on the Accor website.
For the lower scale, earns are about 0.88 points per USD$, upper its about 1.66 points.
Per 10 stays of about 1 or 2 nights, and points don't expire if you keep your account active, and I have gotten some rewards, ie, few dollars off a booking.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
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