Citi adds Accor as a new transfer partner
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If you have Citi ThankYou points, you now have another hotel program to which you can transfer your rewards.
As of May 14, 2023, ALL — Accor Live Limitless has become Citi's 17th transfer partner, allowing those with the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) and the Citi Prestige® Card to transfer their ThankYou points to ALL reward points at a 2:1 ratio. Accor has 46 brands under its umbrella, including popular names like Sotifel, Fairmont, Raffles and Movenpick.
Here's what you need to know about transferring ThankYou points to ALL — Accor Live Limitless.
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Transferring Citi points to Accor
Accor redemptions are simple — 2,000 points are worth 40 euros (around $43, based on current exchange rates). That means each Accor point is worth around 2.15 cents.
TPG values Citi ThankYou points at 1.8 cents apiece, so by transferring Citi points to Accor at a 2:1 ratio, you'll be getting just over 1 cent per point.
For context, you can also redeem your Citi points in the Citi portal at a redemption rate of 1 cent per point. However, when you book hotel stays through third-party platforms (including credit card travel portals), you generally don't earn hotel points, nor do you receive any elite status perks.
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When should you transfer Citi points to Accor?
With its 2:1 transfer ratio and fixed-value redemption scheme, Accor generally won't be the best program for maximizing ThankYou points. The program also has a relatively limited footprint in North America compared to other parts of the world.
That said, there are a few times when you might consider this option.
For example, you could transfer ThankYou points to Accor to redeem your points for award stays while taking advantage of ALL elite status.
Additionally, since 2,000 Accor points are worth 40 euros, you could opt to partially reduce the out-of-pocket cost of an upcoming Accor stay, especially if you're traveling during peak travel times. In this sense, you aren't worrying about limited availability for standard rooms, which can be a problem with other hotel loyalty programs.
Finally, if you have a limited number of Citi points, Accor could be an option. If you transfer 4,000 points to another Citi partner, that's rarely enough for a redemption. However, converting 4,000 Citi points to 2,000 ALL points gets you 40 euros off your stay.
Related: The ultimate guide to Citi ThankYou Rewards
Citi and Capital One are two of the major transferable points and miles currencies that now allow transfers to ALL - Accor Live Limitless at a 2:1 ratio. While Accor isn't the best transfer partner for getting the most out of ThankYou points, we're pleased to see another option added to Citi ThankYou Rewards.