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Fairmont Hotels formally becomes part of the AccorHotels group

As of today, Fairmont and its sister brands Raffles and Swissotel have formally joined the AccorHotels group. As per the press release: “Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting on July 12, 2016, the transaction with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) of Saudi Arabia provided $840 million (€768 million) cash payment and the issuance of 46.7 million AccorHotels shares in consideration for the contributed FRHI shares. The transaction gives QIA and KHC respective stakes of 10.4% and 5.8% in Accor’s share capital. Ali Bouzarif and Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo from QIA and Sarmad Zok from KHC will now join AccorHotels’ Board of Directors. AccorHotels plans to generate approximately €65 million in revenue and cost synergies thanks to the combination…

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Earn a cool 1100 hotel points by playing the Accor Rewards Quest

Accor is running a promotion called Rewards Quest whereby you can earn an easy 1100 points by completing some simple missions related to Accor brand. You can participate in the missions to earn those points here. Each mission and its related points are detailed below: The detailed Terms and Conditions of the contest can be found here. With the recently announced buyout of Fairmont by Accor this is a good chance to stack up on points as these points also seem to be counting towards elite status and also post immediately. Did you manage to complete all the missions and earn the full points? Let me know in the comments below.

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Airline/Hotel offers to make use of

The following are the airline and Hotel offers that you can go ahead and make good use: Hyatt is offering Double points for dining at participating properties in India from May 15 to August 31, 2015; you need not be staying at the property claim these points. You need to request offer code HHIDP at the time of dining to enjoy double points. Hyatt is also offering Double points for stays at participating properties in India from August 11, 2014 to December 31, 2015. You need to request offer code 2XPTS at the time of booking to enjoy double points. More details can be found here. IHG is running a slew of promotions such as register forever which will let you earn up to 65,000…

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