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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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600 free Aeroplan miles

Via Flyertalk I know this offer has been around for a while now but still worth it to grab some free Aeroplan miles Home Hardware is giving away 100 Aeroplan miles for registering up with them with a valid Canadian postal code (it needs that to identify the nearest Home Hardware store for you). The link can be found here Enroll for the Fairmont President’s Club which is the loyalty program for the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts using the PROMO CODE: PASHN and update your profile with your Aeroplan number to earn 500 Aeroplan miles. Existing members can add the PROMO CODE: PASSION to their profile along with your Aeroplan number. For both the methods opt-in to communications in necessary, you may keep getting promotional…

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