Australia’s largest hotel group, AccorHotels is celebrating 25 years today, and is giving Australian’s the chance to win a trip for two to the group’s birthplace, Paris.
AccorHotels launched in Australia with the opening of Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour in July 1991.
When the Novotel was born, Darling Harbour was nothing more than an industrial freight dock, and many thought that Darling Harbour and the hotels there – including AccorHotels’ ibis and Grand Mercure Apartments which opened in 1995 – would become white elephants, but the Group had the vision to see Darling Harbour’s potential as a prime tourism asset that is still making headlines.
A quarter century later, AccorHotels is continuing to play a role in Darling Harbour’s future with the new-build luxury Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel expected to open in 2017 as part of the $2.5 billion transformation of the precinct.
In 25 Years, AccorHotels helped change the face of the Australian hotel industry, introducing a range of innovations and brands that covers the full spectrum from luxury to economy (Sofitel, MGallery By Sofitel, Pullman, Quay West, The Sebel, Novotel, Grand Mercure, Mercure, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget) and now reaches over 200 hotels in all corners of the country.
To celebrate the 25-year milestone, AccorHotels Australia has teamed up with Sunrise giving two lucky people the chance to win a trip to Paris, including 7 night’s accommodation at Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower, return airfares, transfers and $1,000 spending money. Tune into Channel 7’s Sunrise this week for more details.
Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Pacific, Simon McGrath said “Today, AccorHotels Australia is a strong business, poised for future growth and our customer satisfaction ratings are amongst the highest in the world.
“We thank our loyal guests, hotel and industry partners for their continued support and we look forward to an exciting year of celebrations,” said Mr McGrath.