Le Club Platinum members gain Club Sofitel access in Australia

By Chris Chamberlin, February 29 2016

Platinum members of the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program can now – and finally – enjoy access to the Club Sofitel lounges at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and Sofitel Brisbane hotels when staying in any room type.

Offering complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, evening drinks, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments throughout the day, Australia's Club Sofitel lounges had until recently been off-limits to Platinum-grade members unless also staying in a Club Sofitel room type.

That began to change in August 2015 when Sofitel Brisbane started welcoming Platinum members into the Club Sofitel lounge and then from December when the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth commenced an extended trial of lounge access for Platinum guests.

The Club Sofitel in Sydney: now open to Le Club Platinum members...
The Club Sofitel in Sydney: now open to Le Club Platinum members...

These changes are effective immediately and also cover existing bookings, so even if a Platinum member made a reservation when lounge access wasn't offered, an invitation to the Club Sofitel lounge will still be provided on check-in.

Accor's Terms and Conditions have also been amended to cover situations where a Club Sofitel lounge in Australia is closed or unavailable, with Platinum members then guaranteed a full buffet breakfast at no charge at the three hotels named above plus a bonus 1,000 Le Club points per affected stay.

These changes bring Australia's Sofitel hotels into line with those across the globe which already welcomed Platinum members with open arms in Club Sofitel lounges.

Top-tier members of comparable loyalty programs including Hilton HHonors Diamond and Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum also enjoy hotel lounge access wherever available when booked in any room type, including at all Australian hotels.

Also read: Platinum members get Brisbane Club Sofitel access

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 May 2011

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Now, if that can just do that accross all of their hotels accross the world, that would be great!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Sep 2013

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Yeah, because I'm sure the lounge at Ibis Budget Sydney Airport is definitely worth visiting...

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 May 2011

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If I can score free food, it makes platinum worth it.

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

10 Jul 2015

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I stayed last week at Sofitel Mebourne and was pleasantly suprised at check i when they informed my I got lounge access as a Plat. The lounge and hotel were great and now that they have lounge its top of my Melbourne list (and I had never stayed previosly because there was no lounge access and so could use my Marriott or Crown cards to get that)


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