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The Accor Communications team produces press releases covering a wide range of consumer and industry topics, including new developments, innovations and special packages. You will find press releases relating to all of Accor’s brands and across the globe, but with a concentration on Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Asia. High resolution photographs are available to complement the press releases and can be obtained by contacting the PR team via the contact details below.

New Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport Hotels and Conference Centre Break Ground

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The construction of two new-build hotels, Pullman and ibis at Brisbane Airport, has commenced today (Wednesday 26 August) following a first turning of the sod ceremony onsite with Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, owners and developers Flynn Property Group and Scott Flynn Properties, representatives from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and AccorHotels. 

Ex French Café’s Sebastian Hindrichs’ New French Kitchen

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sebastian Hindrichs, of French Café fame, has taken the helm as Executive Chef at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour’s elegant Lava Dining. Sebastian will bring his own interpretation of European classics with a New Zealand twist to the hotel’s restaurant.

Following seven years heading up the kitchen at French Café, one of the most highly regarded restaurants in New Zealand, Sebastian is excited to have some creative freedom to delight diners with unique flavour combinations.

Pullman Magenta Shores welcomes new bar in time for spring

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort has unveiled a new addition to its restaurant offering with the opening of Shallows Bar – a relaxed and casual all day alfresco dining experience overlooking the golf course.

 

The fully renovated contemporary space features all new furnishings and lounges and boasts a Wood Fired Pizza Oven on the outdoor terrace which is complemented by a Mediterranean-style pizza menu from Executive Chef Paul Clune.

 

French wine and art-de-vivre at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Friday, August 21, 2015

The renowned Sofitel Wine Days will launch at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth next month offering a blend of extraordinary wine flavours and experiences for guests and locals alike from 21 September – 31 October 2015. The magnifique events are timed to take place over the traditional wine harvest period in France.

Modern Makeover for Mercure Perth Bar & Restaurant

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Mercure Perth hotel has re-launched its Beccaria Bar and Restaurant, showcasing a contemporary new finish for guests and revised menu that reflects its prime location in Perth’s vibrant city centre.

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort unveils upgraded studio apartments and suites

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, the only internationally-branded 4-star hotel in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, has unveiled 24 newly refurbished Studio Apartments and 10 Spa Suites in response to the demand for premium quality accommodation in the heart of world-famous winery region. 

AccorHotels encourages Aussies to say thanks for asking this R U OK?Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

To have a positive impact on Australia’s mental health and well-being and thank those who’ve taken the time to ask “are you ok,” AccorHotels is supporting the R U OK? campaign - Thanks for Asking launching in Perth today (Tuesday 11 August).

The national awareness campaign aims to inspire hope and gratitude and is calling on Australians to give a big old-fashioned thanks to their friends or colleagues who have checked in to ask ‘are you ok’; illustrating the power of a conversation.

AccorHotels Sydney Showcase hands over the keys

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

One of AccorHotel’s corporate clients, Ina Choy, Travel Consultant at Wing On Tours will be driving around Sydney in style in her new $30,000 Peugeot 208 car, which she won last night at AccorHotels Sydney Showcase at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Ina was one of over 800 travel industry delegates who attended the expo, with five of the lucky attendees winning a key that had the potential to unlock the door for the Peugeot.

AccorHotels Announces Three Year Australian Open Partnership

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AccorHotels and Tennis Australia to enhance guest experience at Australia’s largest annual sporting event

Tennis Australia has joined forces with AccorHotels as an Official Partner of the Australian Open in a move to deliver an enhanced customer service experience for tennis fans.