To celebrate its 50th anniversary, AccorHotels opens the doors of its hotels to everyday heroes

by / Monday, 20 November 2017 / Published in



Accor Vacation Club joined with AccorHotels to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary worldwide this month.

The group marked the occasion by giving back to the community, and honoured everyday heroes – men and women, such as firefighters, nurses, teachers, craftspeople, small businesses and local residents – who work each day to serve others, by inviting them into more than 1,900 establishments around the world, including more than 500 hotels in Asia Pacific and 70 hotels around Australia.

The Group and its 250,000 employees held events to thank the people committed to serving their communities by sharing a moment with them through a series of breakfast, lunch and cocktail celebrations.

Around Australia, more than 70 hotels participated – including Accor Vacation Club properties. The Sebel Manly Beach, managed by Accor Vacation Club was one such hotel, hosted a spectacular BBQ event in appreciation of Manly Lifesaving Club, Manly Hospital staff members, Royal Far West charity group and the Manly Marlins to name a few. Manly Mayor, Michael Regan and MP James Griffin were in attendance to help celebrate. At Accor Vacation Club’s corporate office in Robina, Queensland, CEO Craig Woods hosted local Defence Force representatives for a barbecue in recognition of their community commitment.

The 50th birthday celebrations were an opportunity for hotel staff to showcase their establishments which are deeply rooted in the life of their neighbourhood, and to encourage local residents to enjoy the hotels’ facilities, without actually having to book a room.

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 AccorHotels 50th Anniversary key figures

90 000 guests

6 650 free nights

1 000 brunches

450 cocktails events

240 concerts/parties