Accor Pacific has reached a franchise hotel operations milestone in Australia and New Zealand. The company now partners with 120 hotels (with more than 10,000 rooms) across a diverse portfolio of hotels, apartments, and resorts.
Anthony Flynn, owner of Pullman Brisbane Airport, Novotel Brisbane Airport and ibis Brisbane Airport, has partnered with Accor for over 10 years.
“We started our journey with Accor and their franchise team over a decade ago with our first hotel, Novotel Brisbane Airport. Based on the success of the Novotel, we have grown our network to now include the Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport.
“Our partnership with Accor allows us to run our business with our own expert team and leverage from Accor key benefits, such as international branding, staff development opportunities, and Accor’s highly valuable distribution and loyalty platform. We look forward to continuing to grow our portfolio with Accor into the future.”
Danesh Bamji, vice president franchise at Accor, credits the success of Accor’s franchise division to a long term commitment and investment in the franchise model.
“Achieving the milestone of 10,000 keys is a testament to the care, attention to service and quality of our dedicated franchise performance team, as well as the support of our valued partners. Fostering strong hotel owner and stakeholder partnerships underpins our success.”
Sarah Derry, CEO of Accor Pacific, said Accor will continue to expand its franchise operations.
“By leveraging its deep industry knowledge, operational expertise, and commitment to delivering outstanding guest experiences, our franchise team remains dedicated to driving the growth and success of its franchise partners.”
Accor brands across the Pacific region include: Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swissôtel, Mövenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Handwritten Collection, Novotel, TRIBE, Mercure, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as Ennismore’s SO/.