Accor STEP

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Thanks to Fora’s membership to Accor STEP, Fora Advisors unlock exclusive amenities and benefits at 43 hotel brands with more than 5,100 hotels worldwide.

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Travel Advisor

Jessie West

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What is the Accor STEP?

STEP is the perks program of Accor, a travel industry powerhouse with thousands of hotels around the world. As members of Accor STEP, Fora travelers access perks at hotel brands including Fairmont, Sofitel, Raffles and SLS.

Learn why booking with a Fora Advisor is better than all the other booking methods — including online travel sites.

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What perks do you get with Accor STEP?

By booking with Jessie, you’ll automatically receive benefits at all Accor STEP hotels & resorts worldwide, such as perks & upgrades.

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Hotel, dining & spa credits

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Free upgrades whenever possible

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Accor STEP Benefits

Perks vary by property, but may include:

  • $50-100 hotel / resort credit. 

  • VIP welcome & amenity. 

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Priority for room upgrade.

  • Extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Featured Accor STEP Properties

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Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Glass high-rise in downtown Chicago featuring a French restaurant, cocktail bar and views of Lake Michigan.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Get in touch with Jessie

Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Jessie within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).


Yes. Accor STEP is the same preferred partner program as Sofitel STEP (the group was recently rebranded).

While you can likely expect things like complimentary room upgrades and priority treatment at participating Accor hotels and resorts, STEP perks vary by property. Your Fora Advisor will be happy to detail current STEP benefits at your desired destination.

There are dozens of brands under Accor, including Sofitel, Tribe, Ibis, Rixos, 21c, Pullman, Swissôtel, Raffles, Mondrian, Mövenpick, Orient Express, Angsana, Hipark by Adagio, FAENA, Banyan Tree, Hyde, Novotel, Fairmont and SLS.

Most hotels under Accor participate in the STEP program. 

If your chosen hotel isn’t part of the program, though, don’t worry. Your Fora Advisor will still make sure you get the best rates and perks, possibly through alternative programs like Virtuoso.

Virtuoso is a third-party preferred partner program offering reservation perks at hundreds of hotel brands around the world, whereas Accor STEP only offers perks at Accor hotels. 

Both programs offer similar benefits, but specifics vary from hotel to hotel. The advantage of booking with a Fora Advisor is that they’ll make sure you get the best available perks and rates, according to your preferences, no matter what.

Accor Live Limitless (aka ALL) is the brand’s guest loyalty program. This is a separate program from Accor STEP, but you can still earn Live Limitless points on Accor STEP reservations.

Simply connect with a Fora Advisor and they’ll handle the rest. It’s hassle-free — and you get amazing perks.

No. The Accor STEP rate is actually equal to the brand’s best available rate. This rate cannot be booked directly.

Possibly. Minimum stay requirements vary by hotel. Your Fora Advisor will be happy to provide details.

Accor STEP reservations are free to book through Fora. In fact, advisors rarely charge their clients for any hotel reservations (our FAQ page covers this in more detail).

Accor STEP is a preferred partner program, so it’s only available through travel advisors belonging to invited agencies like ours. And no, only some travel advisors have the privilege of offering Accor STEP rates. 

Travel agencies can’t buy their way in — they have to be invited (like Fora).

You’ll pay the hotel directly for Accor STEP bookings. There’s no need to pay your Fora Advisor. Although there may be exciting extras your advisor can offer, like unique, curated experiences.

Booking through Fora means that travelers are the top priority when staying at any Accor hotel, regardless of whether it participates in Accor STEP. You’ll be given VIP status and top-tier perks — always at the best rate available.