AccorHotels, an Official Partner of the Australian Open, has for the third year in a row signed on tennis superstar Serena Williams as its Official Ambassador for the tournament, as the new mother prepares for a return to centre court just months after giving birth to her daughter.
“I am thrilled to return as AccorHotels Official Ambassador for the 2018 Australian Open,” said Serena. “I love staying with AccorHotels because they make me feel like family and I can rest and recover in comfort and style.”
“As one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, Serena is the perfect ambassador for AccorHotels for the Australian Open and we are thrilled that she has signed on with us again,” said Michael Issenberg, CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “Serena clearly embodies excellence and determination that are core values for our Group, she is truly an inspiration to our teams, our guests and tennis fans the world over,” he continued.
AccorHotels’ partnership with the Australian Open will see the group provide information services to Australian Open fans, staff training for the Melbourne Park service hubs and player concierge services. AccorHotels will also proudly host the Australian Open 2018 Official Player Party and provide exclusive benefits to members of its Le Club AccorHotels and Accor Plus loyalty programs to enjoy the Australian Open in style.
AccorHotels is the largest hotel operator in Australia with a network of over 200 hotels and resorts across every state and territory.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, and Swissôtel; as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; the much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
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