Gymnastics Australia Checks In With Accor Hotels

28 June, 2019

Gymnastics Australia have welcomed Accor hotels as the organisation’s Official Accommodation Partner in a multi-year deal which will support members, athletes, officials and the broader gymnastics community in accessing premium accommodation nationwide. 

Accor hotels will act as the official hotel partner of GA’s three major events – the World Cup and Australian Championships in Melbourne as well as the National Clubs Carnival on the Gold Coast, the largest gymnastics event in Australia with more than 4000 participants. 

Furthermore, Accor will provide exclusive discounted rates at its collection of Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties to GA members and families to ensure they can access the best deals for both gymnastics competitions and leisure travel needs. 

“It is great to welcome such a strong brand as Accor to the Gymnastics Australia family,” said GA CEO Kitty Chiller.

“Accor joins us at a time of great growth in the sport and adds to the expanding list of brands aligning with Gymnastics Australia.

“There are hundreds of gymnastics events held nationally each year and access to the best accommodation for teams and athletes is essential. With Accor’s Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels, we not only have apartment-style rooms which are ideal for clubs and teams, but a broad network and offers that provide families and travelling teams. 

“The gymnastics community can use all Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels, and has the added bonus of being able to access these offers for leisure travel too.”

This agreement adds to Accor’s growing list of sporting partnerships, including IRONMAN Australia, Touch Football Australia, Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Brisbane Bandits.  

Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said he is thrilled Gymnastics Australia has selected to partner with Accor.

“Our company is a great supporter of sport and youth participation,” said Mr McGrath.  

“We look forward to working with Gymnastics Australia, its members, athletes, officials, spectators, stakeholders and communities to play an active role in the evolution of the sport.”

Under the new partnership with the world-leading Accor hospitality group, GA’s national team and squads touring internationally will have access to hundreds of properties around the world.

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years. 

Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with Food & Beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and coworking brands. To drive business performance, Accor’s portfolio of business accelerators amplifies hospitality distribution, operations, and experiences. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs. 

Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 – Acting Here endeavours to act for “positive hospitality”, while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged people through professional training and access to employment. 

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.